Croydon Bibliographies for Regional Survey January 2000
 
Number 35 Croydon and District Regional Survey - Land Use Survey c. 1912 - 20 ISSN 0309 - 8591
 
Published irregularly at Croydon by the Croydon Natural History and Scientific Society Limited, registered office : 96a Brighton Road, SOUTH CROYDON, Surrey CR2 6AD

Edited by Paul W Sowan, CNHSS Librarian
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Croydon and District Regional Survey - Land Use Survey c. 1912 - 20

The Society's Regional Survey of Croydon and District Land Use Survey pre-dates the published 1st, 2nd, and 3rd National Land Use Surveys, and can be considered something of a pioneering achievement, although not completed as there were other priorities in the 1930s. The survey area covers parts of south London, NW Kent, and NE Surrey.

The Society's Library holds copies of six inches to the mile Ordnance Survey maps coloured to show the results of the land use survey in two forms:

In some cases less than the whole area of each field slip or fair copy has been surveyed, and/or coloured. Occasionally there are added notes e.g. trees identified, 'sheepfold', geological observations, etc. Only one slip carries a dated annotation (1921).

There is some overlap, inevitably, between the Kent, London, and Surrey county sheet line sheets. Some slips are duplicated, being from different editions. Publication dates for the sheets used appear to range from 1897 to 1914, with two sheets which were published in 1920. A few sheets have no field data, and a few are coloured to show the geology.

The handwriting on the field slips could probably be identified - certainly that which is C.C. Fagg's, at any rate.

Of the, at least, 137 field slips called for, the following are not present (many of them relating to areas peripheral to the Society's Regional Survey Area may not in fact have been created or used): 1-9, 16-26, 34, 36-48, 55-64, 76-88, 96-104, 111-112, 116-124, and 130-132.

The field slips' margins have been cropped, so dating of the O.S. printing would have to be established by comparison with the Society's set of full quarter sheets.

Table - Field Slips
Number Part of Sheet Date of Sheet Area Notes
Kent sheets

10

Kent 7 SW/W ? West Norwood / Norwood New Town / Norbury Manor Farm / New Thornton Heath / Grange Wood Minimal data, minimal land use colouring

11

Kent 7 SW/E ? Upper Sydenham / Crystal Palace / North Surrey District Schools / Penge / Crystal Palace Brick Works Some data, some colouring

12

Kent 7 SE/W ? Lower Sydenham / Beckenham Place / Beckenham Minimal data, minimal land use colouring

13

Kent 7 SE/E ? Ravensbourne / Plaistow Park / Bromley A little over half the sheet is coloured to show the geology

13

Kent 7 SE/E ? Ravensbourne / Beckenham Park / Bromley Minimal data, minimal land use colouring

14

Kent 8 SW/W

1910

Grove Park Station / Mottingham / Elmstead Wood / Sundridge Park / Bromley Some data, some land use colouring

14

Kent 8 SW/W ? Grove Park Station / Mottingham / Elmstead Wood / Sundridge Park / Bromley Minimal data, minimal pencilled land use annotation

15

Kent 8 SW/E

1910

Chislehurst Minimal data, minimal land use colouring

32

Kent 15 NE/W ? Beckenham / Elmers End / Ham Farm / West Wickham Mostly land use coloured

33

Kent 15 NE/E

1898

Shortlands / Langley Park / Hayes Partly coloured to show the geology

35

Kent 16 SW

1910

Bromley Union Workhouse / Farnborough / Green Street Green Some data added, partly land use coloured

52

Kent 15 SE/W, with parts of Surrey 14, 14a, 20 & 21 ? Spring Park, Addington, Addington Well Minimal data added, pencilled land use annotations only

52

Kent 15 SE/W, with parts of Surrey 14, 14a, 20 & 21 ? Spring Park, Addington, Addington Well Mostly land use coloured

54

Kent 16 SW

1910

Keston / Keston Common / Holwood Park Mostly land use coloured

74

Kent 28 NW/W

1909

Leaves Green / Downe / Cudham Lodge / Biggin Hill Some data added, half land use coloured

75

Kent 28 NW/E

1909

Cuckoo Wood / Cudham Some data added, partly land use coloured / partly pencilled annotations

94

Kent 28 SW/E, with parts of Surrey 21 and 28

1910

Cudham / Aperfield / Tatsfield / South Street Some data added, some land use pencilled annotations and colouring

94

Kent 28 SW/E, with parts of Surrey 21 and 28

1910

Cudham / Aperfield / Tatsfield / South Street Minimal data added, minimal land use pencilled annotations

95

Kent 38 SW

1910

Berry's Green / Horns Green / Gray's Farm Some data added, some land use pencilled annotations and colouring

114

Kent 39 NW/W, with parts of Surrey 28

1909

Church Hill / Titsey Wood / Moorhouse Bank Mostly land use coloured

115

Kent 39 NW/E

1909

Westerham Mostly land use coloured

135

Kent 39 SW/E

1910

Hosey Common / Crockham Hill Some data added, partly land use coloured

136

Kent 39 SE/W

1910

Quornden Wood / The Chart / Toy's Hill Not annotated

137

Kent 39 SE/E

1910

Whitley Forest / York's Hill Not annotated
London sheets
The four parts of the London NE and London SE sheets are stamped 'Geological Survey, London, S.W.' on the reverse, and appear to be unused official Geological Survey field slips. They have not in fact been used for field recording of any sort.
- London 15 NE/W ? Streatham Hill / Crystal Palace / Penge No data
- London 15 NE/E ? Crystal Palace District Gas Works / Sydenham Station / New Beckenham / Clock House Station No data
- London 15 SE/W ? Grange Wood / South Norwood / Selhurst / Stroud Green No data
- London 15 SE/E ? Crystal Palace Brick Works / Elmers End Station / Beckenham / Eden Park Station / Monk's Orchard No data
Surrey sheets

27

Surrey 13 NE/W ? Morden Mostly coloured

28

Surrey 13 NE/E ? Mitcham / Mitcham Common Mostly coloured

29

Surrey 14 NW/W

1914

Tooting Bec Golf Course / Norbury / Mitcham Common / Croydon Borough Hospital (Fever) / Waddon Marsh Farm Mostly coloured - ink annotations include 'German guns'

30

Surrey 14 NW/E

1914

Grange Wood / Thornton Heath / Selhurst / West Croydon Station Mostly coloured

31

Surrey 14 NE/W ? South Norwood / Addiscombe / Shirley Schools Mostly coloured

32

Surrey 14 NE/E ? Beckenham / Eden Park / West Wickham Station Some data, partly coloured

49

Surrey 14 SW/W

1898

Sewage Farm / Gas Works / Beddington / Waddon / South Beddington / Bandonhill Coloured to show geology

49

Surrey 14 SW/W

1914

Sewage Works / Gas Works / Beddington / Waddon / South Beddington / Waddon Water Works Mostly coloured

50

Surrey 14 SW/E ? Croydon / South Croydon / Haling Park / Selsdon Station / Croham Hurst Coloured to show geology – 'approximate base of uintacrinus band' added in ink

50

Surrey 14 SW/E, with part of Kent 15

1914

Croydon / South Croydon / Haling Park / Coombe Lane Station / Selsdon Station / Croham Hurst Mostly coloured

51

Surrey 14 SE and 14ASW

1914

Shirley Park / Shirley / Coombe Park / Addington Mostly coloured

52

Surrey 14 SE

1914

West Wickham, Spring Park, and Addington Fully coloured - note in ink dated 1921

65

Surrey 19 NW/W

1897

Epsom / Woodcote Mostly coloured

66

Surrey 19 NW/E ? Howell Hill / Brighton Road / Drift Bridge Mostly coloured

67

Surrey 19 NE/W ? Belmont Workhouse / Downs School / London County Lunatic Asylum / Banstead Downs / Banstead Mostly coloured

67

Surrey 19 NE/W

1897

South Metropolitan District Schools / London County Lunatic Asylum / Banstead Downs / Banstead Minimal data, pencilled annotations only

68

Surrey 19 NE/E ? Children's Infirmary / Little Woodcote / Woodcote Grove / Woodmansterne / The Oaks Park Fully coloured

69

Surrey 20 NW/W

1914

Peaks Hill / Russell Hill / Purley / Woodcote / Smitham Mostly coloured

70

Surrey 20 NW/E

1914

Sanderstead Station / Purley Downs / Riddles Down / Kenley Mostly coloured

71

Surrey 20 NE/W ? Queenhill Shaw / Selsdon / Kings Wood Mostly coloured

72

Surrey 20 NE/E ? Addington Well / Frith Wood / Farleigh Fully coloured

73

Surrey 21 NW/E, with parts of Kent 15, 16, 27, 28

1914

Layham's Farm / Fairchildes / Saltbox / Skid Hill Mostly coloured

74

Surrey 21 NW/W, with parts of Kent

1914

Holwood Farm / Leaves Green / Downe / Cudham Lodge / Leasons Wood Partly pencilled annotations / partly coloured

89

Surrey 20 SW/W ? Smithambottom / Hooley House / Coulsdon / Farthing Downs / Devilsden Wood Minimal annotation

89

Surrey 20 SW/W

1914

Stoat's Nest Station / Coulsdon chalk pit / Coulsdon / Netherne / Devilsden Wood Mostly coloured

90

Surrey 20 SW/E

1914

Kenley / Whyteleafe / Coulsdon Common Mostly coloured

90

Surrey 20 SW/E ? Kenley / Whyteleafe / Kenley Common / Coulsdon Common Some fields numbered only

91

Surrey 20 SE/W ? Hamsey Green / Warlingham / Whyteleafe Lime Works / Birch Wood Mostly coloured

92

Surrey 20 SE/E ? Croydon Mental Hospital / Chelsham / Ledgers Park / Worms Heath / Hovings Hole Mostly coloured

93

Surrey 21 SW/W, with parts of Kent 27 & 28

1914

Beddlestead Mostly coloured

94

Surrey 21 SW/E, with parts of Kent ? Biggin Hill / Tatsfield / South Street Some data, pencilled annotations / small part coloured

105

Surrey 26 NW/W ? Headley Park / Walton Park Wood / Headley / Headley Heath Mostly coloured

106

Surrey 26 NW/E ? Tadworth / Banstead Newton / Kingswood / Walton Heath Mostly coloured

107

Surrey 26 NE/W

1914

Kingswood Warren / Eyhurst / Lower Kingswood / Upper Gatton Mostly coloured

108

Surrey 26 NE/E ? Shabden / Netherne Wood / Upper Gatton Wood / Gatton / Merstham Mostly coloured

109

Surrey 27 NW/W

1914

County Lunatic Asylum (Netherne) / Chaldon / Greystone Lime Works (Merstham) / Rockshaw Road / Rockshaw Mostly coloured

109

Surrey 27 NW/W ? Alderstead Heath / Chaldon / Greystone Lime Works (Merstham) / Noddyshall Cottages / Rockshaw Some data, pencilled annotations / ink field numbers in Chaldon parish

109

Surrey 27 NW/W ? Alderstead Heath / Chaldon / Greystone Lime Works (Merstham) / Noddyshall / Rockshaw Not annotated. Evidently an older edition of the above

110

Surrey 27 NW/E ? Caterham Barracks / Caterham Common / Metropolitan District Asylum / Caterham / Harestone Valley / Quarry Hangers / War Coppice / Gravelly Hill Some data, pencilled annotations

110

Surrey 27 NW/E

1914

Caterham Barracks / Caterham / Quarry Hangers / War Coppice / Gravelly Hill Mostly coloured

110

Surrey 27 NW/E ? Caterham Barracks / Metropolitan District Asylum / Caterham / Quarry Hangers / War Coppice / Gravelly Hill Some data, pencilled annotations / fields in Chaldon numbered in ink / 'field names' on cover

113

Surrey 28 NW/W, with parts of Kent 27, 38, 39

1914

Botley Hill / Titsey Park / Titsey / Limpsfield Grange Mostly coloured

114

Surrey 28 NW/E

1914

Tatsfield Church / Titsey Wood Mostly coloured

125

Surrey 26 SW/W ? Headley Heath / Pebblehill Road / Brockham Lime Works / Betchworth Lime Works / Buckland / Betchworth Mostly coloured

126

Surrey 26 SW/E ? Buckland Lime Works / Margery Wood / Reigate Heath Mostly coloured

127

Surrey 26 SE/W

1920

Margery Hall / Reigate Hill / Nut Wood / Reigate Mostly coloured

128

Surrey 26 SE/E

1920

Gatton Park / South Merstham / Coles Meads / Redhill Mostly coloured

129

Surrey 27 SW/W ? Warwick Wold / Nutfield Marsh / Nutfield Some data, pencilled annotations

129

Surrey 27 SW/W

1914

Warwick Wold / Nutfield Marsh / Nutfield Mostly coloured

133

Surrey 28 SW/W

1914

New Oxted / Limpsfield / Limpsfield Common / Old Holland Some data, partly coloured

134

Surrey 28 SW

1914

Moor House / Cronklands / The High Chart / Limpsfield Common Some data, partly coloured

A listing of 'fair copy' coloured quarter sheets will be issued later.

Paul W Sowan

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