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An area of South-East London in the London Borough of Lewisham, within the [[Locale SE4|SE4]] postal district.
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An area of South-East London in the London Borough of Lewisham, within the [[Locale SE4|SE4]] postal district.
It's served by [[Brockley Station]] and [[Crofton Park Station]], both of which currently have National Rail service only. However, Brockley Station will join the [[Category East London Line|East London Line]] when extension works are complete (see the ELL page for more info).
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It's served by National Rail from [[Brockley Station]] and [[Crofton Park Station]], and the [[Category East London Line|East London Line]] from Brockley Station.
Brockley as it exists now was largely built during the Victorian period, when terraced houses began to be built around what is now Brockley Cross (near the station) in the 1840s. Prior to this, the area comprised a small village with outlying farmland. Development further intensified when the station at Brockley was opened in 1871 (Crofton Park opened in 1892).
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Brockley as it exists now was largely built during the Victorian period, when terraced houses began to be built around what is now Brockley Cross (near the station) in the 1840s. Prior to this, the area comprised a small village with outlying farmland. Development further intensified when the station at Brockley was opened in 1871 (Crofton Park opened in 1892). See [http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/all-this-has-happened-before-and-all.html "Crofton Park and Brockley Green - A Micro-History"] for more historical details.

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* A History of Brockley in 10 and a half blog posts: [http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/a-history-of-brockley-in-10-and-half.html 1], [http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/a-history-of-brockley-part-two-got-to.html 2], [http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/a-history-of-brockley-part-3-artifice.html 3], [http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/a-history-of-brockley-part-4-evolution.html 4], [http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/a-history-of-brockely-part-5-canal.html 5], [http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/a-history-of-brockely-part-6-vulcans.html 6], [http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/a-history-of-brockley-part-7-original.html 7], [http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/a-history-of-brockley-part-8-wickham.html 8], [http://brockleycentral.blogspot.co.uk/2013/05/a-history-of-brockley-part-9-hilly.html 9]
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North-East: [[Locale Deptford|Deptford]]<br>
East: [[Locale Lewisham|Lewisham]]<br>
South-East: [[Locale Ladywell|Ladywell]]<br>
South: [[Locale Honor Oak Park|Honor Oak Park]]<br>
South-West: [[Locale Honor Oak|Honor Oak]]<br>
West: [[Locale Nunhead|Nunhead]]<br>
North-West: [[Locale Peckham|Peckham]]</div>
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An area of South-East London in the London Borough of Lewisham, within the SE4 postal district.

It's served by Brockley Station and Crofton Park Station, both of which currently have National Rail service only. However, Brockley Station will join the East London Line when extension works are complete (see the ELL page for more info).

Brockley as it exists now was largely built during the Victorian period, when terraced houses began to be built around what is now Brockley Cross (near the station) in the 1840s. Prior to this, the area comprised a small village with outlying farmland. Development further intensified when the station at Brockley was opened in 1871 (Crofton Park opened in 1892).

The central thoroughfare for the area is Brockley Road, which runs from Brockley Cross south to Honor Oak Park, and is built up with the chicken shops, takeaways, discount stores and greasy spoons familiar to other South London arteries. More and more evident, however, are signs of regeneration as new cafes and delicatessens open up. There is also a conservation area near Hilly Fields to the east of Brockley Road. The generally attractive property available, and its affordability compared to other South London areas developed during the Victorian era which are a similar distance from the centre (such as Herne Hill, Dulwich, and Blackheath), have cemented its popularity amongst young professionals.

Green spaces are to be found around the edges of Brockley, with the most substantial being Hilly Fields to the east, and Telegraph Hill Park to the north. Just outside SE4 are Blythe Hill Fields (in Honor Oak Park) and Ladywell Fields. There are, additionally, a number of cemeteries breaking up this part of South-East London (Camberwell New Cemetery to the south, Brockley and Ladywell Cemeteries to the east, and Nunhead Cemetery to the west).

See also:

Auto-generated list of things in Brockley (view them on a map): (unprocessed INDEX_LIST macro)

North: New Cross
North-East: Deptford
East: Lewisham
South-East: Ladywell
South: Honor Oak Park
South-West: Honor Oak
West: Nunhead
North-West: Peckham

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