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Central Hill is also a place in Somerville, Massachusetts.

Coordinates: 51°25′22″N 0°05′05″W / 51.4229°N 0.0848°W / 51.4229; -0.0848

Gipsy Hill
Gipsy Hill is located in Greater London
Gipsy Hill

 Gipsy Hill shown within Greater London
OS grid reference TQ332710
London borough Lambeth
Ceremonial county Greater London
Region London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district SE19, SE27
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament Dulwich and West Norwood
London Assembly Lambeth and Southwark
List of places: UK • England • London
a boundary marker for Camberwell Parish on the route of the Effra at Gipsy Hill is now partially buried by later layers of pavement.

Gipsy Hill is an area of South London near Upper Norwood and is considered to be part of Crystal Palace. This area of Gipsy Hill also includes the Central Hill estate.

Gipsy Hill is the name of the main road that runs up and down the north side of the hill in SE19 and takes its name after a community of Gypsies or an Indian who formerly lived on the hill in Crystal Palace. It links Gipsy Road (formerly Gipsy House Road) and Alleyn Park with Westow Hill, Westow Street and Central Hill in Upper Norwood. It is in the south-east corner of London Borough of Lambeth with its Southern end up by Westow Street in London Borough of Croydon and its northern end down by Long Meadow (aka Bell Meadow) where the borough is Southwark.

Gipsy Hill Police Station is located on a road named Central Hill about 50 m from the top of the one named Gipsy Hill. It is London's highest Metropolitan Police station.

In Lunham Road there is a decommissioned nuclear bunker. The 18-room bunker was constructed between 1963 and 1966 as part of a block of flats on the Central Hill Estate called Pear Tree House. To the north of Gipsy Hill is West Dulwich a small part of which south of Park Hall Road and West of South Croxted Road falls under the Gipsy Hill Ward of the London Borough of Lambeth


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View of Gipsy Hill, looking north towards the City of London



  • Christ Church, Gipsy Hill
  • Baptist Church, Gipsy Road

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