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There are some interesting facts about our ward on the Croydon Observatory; however we have a population of 15,777 people; key landmarks are East India Company Military Academy, Former railway station and green space can be found at Addiscombe Recreation Ground, and Addiscombe Railway Park
Addiscombe ward covers much of the Addiscombe and East Croydon area of Croydon. It extends from East Croydon railway station towards Woodside Green but does not actually cover the retail centre of Addiscombe, which is the neighbouring Ashburton ward.
Did you know?
- Kate Moss was born in Croydon on 16 January 1974 and grew up in Addiscombe.
- The former railway station in Addiscombe was used in the 1960 Tony Hancock film ‘The Rebel’.
- Addiscombe was in ancient times one of the seven boroughs of Croydon. Originally a rural area, its main industries were farming and brick making.
- Addiscombe Place was built to replace an earlier house around 1701. The building was acquired by the Honourable East India Company and a military training college was opened in 1809 to train its army. In 1861 following the Indian Mutiny, the company’s military organisation was disbanded. The college then closed in August of that year and the estate was sold to the British Land Company.