Farnboro House, Kirkdale, Sydenham, 1969


Farnboro House in Kirkdale was built c.1840 and probably named in honour of the prominent Lewisham resident, Lord Farnborough of Bromley Hill, who died in 1838.

The house is typical of the attractive villas that began to be built in large numbers on the former Sydenham common area after the opening of the station in 1836.

However, this example was never occupied by a commuter, but by a series of doctors serving the prosperous new population of the village.

It has now been largely extended at the back for use as a medical centre.

See historic maps of Sydenham