Map of Forest Hill in the 1860s


By the 1860s Forest Hill had achieved something of its modern form, with the enclosure of the common in 1810 and the opening of the station in 1839. Much of the land west of the railway , however, was still agricultural.

Street naming was very tentative. Devonshire Road and Rockbourne Road are both called 'New Road', and half the other names on the map have changed at least once since this map was published.

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Ordnance Survey 1863.