is a suburban development in the London Borough of Croydon
south-south-east of Charing Cross
. A relatively small area, Selhurst is bounded by South Norwood
, West Croydon
and Thornton Heath
and, like nearby Broad Green
, has lost its distinct identity from these larger neighbours in recent years. The BRIT School
, a performing arts school operated by The BRIT foundation, more commonly known for bringing us the BRIT Awards
, is located in Selhurst. Selhurst Park
, the ground of Crystal Palace Football Club
, is sited at the northern end of the neighbourhood.
Selhurst is named after the Anglo Saxon for "dwelling in a wood". Evidence of a Saxon settlement was found when the railways station was built. Later, the land was owned by Henry VIII.
Heavers Meadow is an open space covering an area of with a footpath through a flood meadow
The composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) lived at 30 Dagnall Park. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle lived on Tennison Road.
Selhurst railway station has frequent trains to London Victoria and south to East Croydon and West Croydon. There are also hourly train services to London Bridge from West Croydon, and nearby Norwood Junction provides many more services. Selhurst Depot is a depot for mainly Southern and First Capital Connect services but also some South West Trains and occasionally Southeastern.
London Buses route 75 and London Buses route 157 both serve the east side of town.