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Selsdon ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

PUBLISHED: 17:31 13 September 2012 | UPDATED: 18:24 20 February 2013

Selsdon ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

Selsdon ~ Surrey Life towns and villages

Boasting plenty of surrounding woodland, including around 200 acres owned by the National Trust, Selsdon was once part of a large estate used for hunting

Originally published in Surrey Life towns & villages August 2012

Boasting plenty of surrounding woodland, including around 200 acres owned by the National Trust, Selsdon was once part of a large estate used for hunting

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Anyone for golf?
They claim that the golf is world-class at Selsdon Park and Golf Resort, and with superb views over the Surrey countryside and a testing course around the grounds, its hard to argue. If all doesnt go to plan, you can always retreat to the sauna (or the bar).

Lets get political...
After a Tory conference in 1970 at Selsdon Park, they came up with some radical ideas to run the country on a free market system. The Prime Minister at the time, Harold Wilson, used this to his own ends declaring it the product of Selsdon Man.

Clock this
In January 2007, the Selsdon Clock, designed by Jon Mills, was erected on the Selsdon Triangle. If you are in a hurry to tell the time, though, it may be awkward the face has no numbers, with Selsdon inscribed from nine oclock to three oclock instead.

Wood for the trees...
Described as Croydons best kept secret, Littleheath Woods are surrounded entirely by suburban housing in Selsdon. They are maintained by the Friends a local conservation group.

While youre there...

...Selsdon Wood Nature Reserve was part of the Selsdon Park estate and used for shooting until 1923. After that, the estate was split up and following a campaign to save the woods from development, became the responsibility of Croydon Corporation, Coulsdon and Purley UDC and The National Trust in 1936.

Eat at...
The multi award-winning Planet Spice (0208651 3300) Indian restaurant.

Drink at...
The TreeHouse (0208 688 9837) in nearby South End, Croydon.

Stay at...
The sprawling Selsdon Park and Golf Club (0208 657 8811). Luxury accomodation.

Move there for...
And get: A four-bedroom detached home in a private road.

Famous neighbours?
Comedian Ronnie Corbett lives by The Addington golf course.

Getting there...
Found off the A2022 close to Croydon with no station of its own. East Croydon is a hub.

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