The area seems to have become a martyr for the remorseless passage of the A23 but enjoys an abundance of connections to the rest of London and the southeast. Originally marking the northern boundary of the Manor of Croydon, its gardens and open spaces were gradually built over until the acceleration provided by the arrival of the railway.
Norbury Hall of 1802 survives, surrounded by terraces and estates of Edwardian flats. Brick and timber remind us of the continuity of English building. The latter retains its popularity, particularly in wooden floors. Whether composed of hardwood boards or parquet blocks, they combine natural beauty with ease of maintenance. Their durability makes them suitable for any area subject to the pounding go public feet - be it in a café, restraint, shop or office.
Do your floors look sad and embarrassed? If marked or suffering from worse damage - in a home or commercial property - you need the modern solution. Floor sanding from a specialist floor sanding company in Norbury.
This is a job for the specialists. Sanding Wood Floors provide the complete wood floor restoration service in Norbury SW16.
We repair and replace all damaged timber; and follow with a thorough sanding
to remove the old layers of paint and sealant. The smooth finish is then ready for your choice of protection from oil, wax or lacquer.
With over 20 years’ experience, we offer the best advice - with the highest quality products and workmanship at every stage. As for period floors, such as parquet and herringbone, we use original reclaimed materials. Matching blocks ensure a truly authentic job.
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Did you know about Norbury?
Norbury is a town in the London Borough of Croydon, also crossing the London Borough of Merton. It shares the postcode London SW16 with nearby Streatham. Norbury is 6.7 miles (10.8 km) south of Charing Cross. The name Norbury derives from North Burh, (North Borough). Some local histories note that this was due to Norbury's position on the northern boundary of the former Manor of Croydon. In fact it takes its name from a split in the borough of Bensham, one of the former seven boroughs of Croydon. 'Northbenchesham' became the Northborough, then Norbury. 'Southbenchesham' later became Thornton Heath.
Norbury, like Streatham and Croydon, lies on the London to Brighton Way Roman road, the northern part of which has become the A23 road. At Hepworth Road the intact road, 32 feet wide, was excavated in 1961. Remnants of a metalled ford across the stream were found further south at Hermitage Bridge on the River Graveney which forms part of the boundary between Norbury and Streatham, before flowing on to the River Wandle, then the River Thames.
Norbury Hall, Craignish Avenue, does remain - now as a retirement home and a Grade II listed building. It was built for William Coles in 1802. In the late 19th century, its owner was James Hobbs, local businessman and fifth Mayor of Croydon who bought the house in 1884. A few years later, he was implicated in the Liberator Building Society scandal with Jabez Balfour, convicted and imprisoned. The Hobbs family owned the Hall until 1958 when it was sold to the County Borough of Croydon (from 1965 the London Borough of Croydon), with its gardens open to the public. By then most of the farms and open land belonging to Norbury Manor and Hall had been built upon.
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