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SE23Fan


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Joined: Feb 2009
Post: #1
13-11-2009 12:33 AM

Does anyone have any information on Arthur Dorrell or Dorrell Bros Ltd? I'm trying to source photographs and hopefully original plans for houses he designed and built in Forest Hill.

I've been to Lewisham archives today and managed to view the original planning submission but it had very little detail.

Many thanks in advance!

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Ex FH Pat


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Joined: Oct 2009
Post: #2
13-11-2009 03:18 PM

I believe he built the flats in London Road where i once lived [ the park & park hill ], there used to be a hall called Dorrell Hall along London Road, just across the road from Sainsburys i think it was - used to have some good christmas parties in there, hope this helps in some way

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stevegrindlay


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Post: #3
13-11-2009 09:43 PM

Jad Adams, who still lives in one of the Dorrell buildings, wrote an excellent book called "A History of Kings & Princes Garth", published in 1993. You may have seen a copy in the Lewisham Local History Centre. Although the book concentrates on 19-21 London Road it also describes in some detail the development of the Dorrell estate around Taymount Rise.


For a random selection of items on local history visit my blog at:
http://sydenhamforesthillhistory.blogspot.com/
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