The Norwood Society Archives
Enquiries about the Norwood Society Archives should be addressed to either the Secretary or the Chairman (see Contact Us).
- The Society’s archives are not accessible at present
Permission is required for the reproduction or publication of any of the items listed.
Additionally we have the author’s indices in PDF format for the following publications: Norwood. A Second Selection (of photographs); Britain in Old Photographs - Norwood; and Norwood Past
if you would like to see this list.
Births, Marriages and Deaths
If you are hoping to complete your family tree, these web sites can help you.
Further Information Sources
Survey of London: volume 26 - Lambeth: Southern area
Includes Tulse Hill and West Norwood. It describes many public buildings, churches and chapels, including the Greek-Revival ‘Waterloo’ church in Norwood (St Luke’s).
Victoria County History
A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 4
H.E. Malden (editor) 1912
Historic directories listing businesses and private residents, including Kent and Surrey.
General 19th and 20th century maps of the London area
MAPCO has amazingly detailed 19th century maps of London that come out as far as Crystal Palace, allowing individual rows of houses to be identified.
A Victorian A – Z of London enabling street name changes to be identified.
19th Century and Popular Edition Ordnance Survey maps that are fully searchable. Always start with a larger name place e.g. Croydon.
British Isles genealogy by county and by parish – very strong on churches, parish records and sources of registers of births, marriages and deaths. Has transcripts of records etc.
Lists pub history including Kent, Surrey and London plus lots more besides eg maps.
The Times Archive holds copies of each day’s paper from 1785-1985. Can be searched and if articles or advertisements are found you have to pay for access, either daily, monthly or annually.
Googlemaps . It is possible to get detailed views of streets to establish whether properties still exist.
Oxford Dictionary of Biography. Croydon and many other libraries have a subscription. Input your library card number on the left hand side . There are 58,000 biographies of “the people who shaped the history of the British Isles and beyond”.
An amazing amount of 19th and 20th century English news was printed in New Zealand and Australian newspapers. Many of their historic papers are available on line, free of charge.