Upper Norwood, London SE19 was to be hit by 18 V1's but no V2's. This resulted in the deaths of 18 people
V1 & V2 logs SE19 Upper Norwood
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The  ratio of deaths to missiles was lower than in adjoining areas, for example Thornton Heath. This was because of the
nature of housing in the area with many roads having large detached houses in their own grounds. The first V1 in the area
fell at the corner of Auckland Road and Sylvan Hill on the 23rd June causing major damage to St Johns Church. In terms of
lives lost the worst incident occurred when 5 people died in the Highland/Lunham Road area.
Gibbs Square in 1944 and in 2005. A V1 struck on 1st July 1944 killing 2 people
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PostCode

Borough

Type

Area

Position

Deaths

Date

Time

Notes

SE19

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

Auckland Road/Sylvan Hill Junction

0

23/06/1944

18:30

The first V1 in SE19 The V1 landed in the road outside of 108 and 110 Auckland Road. These houses were badly damaged as was St Johns Church. Blast damage extended across a 1/4 mile square. Visiting the site today, post war repairs can clearly be seen to St Johns. The two houses have also been re-built.

SE19

Lambeth

V1

Upper Norwood

Gibbs Close/Bloomhall Road

4

29/06/1944

04:23

The V1 totally demolished 8 houses on one side of the close and caused severe damage to 40 others. The houses were rebuilt post war to the same style and very little difference can be seen between them and their neighbours

SE19

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

Corner Central Hill and Hermitage Road

2

29/06/1944

08:04

The V1 impacted on the corner of Hermitage Road and Central Hill and caused severe damage to Norwood Cottage Hospital and surrounding residential property.

SE19

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

South side Sylvan Hill after Junction with Auckland Road

0

29/06/1944

11:07

Very little detail was given in report about this V1 as it was stated that "damage was unobtainable owing to military restriction imposed". The are today has been totally re-developed with 1960's houses and flats so it is difficult so see where the area of damage was

SE19

Lambeth

V1

Gypsy Hill

Between Highland and Lunham Road

5

01/07/1944

04:45

The V1 demolished 5 houses and caused severe damage to 20 others. The site was totally re-developed as part of the Central Hill estate in the 1960's. This and the V1 at the top of Alexandra drive caused extensive damage across the area, down to the bottom of Alexandra Drive and Victoria Crescent (then road)

SE19

Lambeth

V1

Upper Norwood

Gibbs Square

2

01/07/1944

06:02

V1 totally destroyed 7 houses on the South Side of the Square and caused severe blast damage to 30 other. The houses were re-built post war and blend in completely with their (original) neighbours)

SE19

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

Between Norbury Hill Biggin Hill and Beulah Hill

0

05/07/1944

12:33

V1 destroyed 1 house and caused severe damage to 3 others.

SE19

Lambeth

V1

Gypsy Hill

Hawke Road top of Alexandra Drive

3

11/07/1944

12:28

The V1 demolished 6 houses and caused severe damage to 40 others. This and the V1 at the top of Highland Road caused extensive damage across the area, down to the bottom of Alexandra Drive and Victoria Crescent (then road)

SE19

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

Spa Hill Opposite end of Waddington Way

0

15/07/1944

15:46

V1 demolished 8 houses and caused severe damage to 40 others.

SE19

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

Corner Spurgeon Road and Waddington Way

0

17/07/1944

04:39

The V1 demolished 3 houses and caused severe damage to 10 others. There was a small fire in the debris.

SE19

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

Between Moore Road and Bradley Road

0

20/07/1944

09:49

The V1 impacted between Moore Road and Bradley Road. (about level with where Moore Road divides around a small green) 10 houses were demolished and 50 badly damaged. Careful inspection today will reveal some houses in the area with 1940's style metal replacement windows, although generally the housing has been re-built to the same style.

SE19

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

Church Road/ South Side Sylvan Hill current site Auckland Rise

0

24/07/1944

16:34

V1 fell on open ground, in gardens of houses in Church Road. 20 houses suffered severe blast damaged and 36 general damage. The area has now been totally re-developed as the Auckland rise Estate

SE19

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

Between Maberley and Mowbray Road

0

27/07/1944

01:25

V1 impacted to the North of the junction of Maberley and Mowbray Road. 20 houses suffered severe blast damage and 30 general damage. Some of these houses had been affected by the previous V1 in Sylvan Hill.

SE19

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

Sylvan Road

0

28/07/1944

13:30

V1 fell on old Golf course which is now the playing field behind Cantley gardens. 22 houses had severe damage and 15 slight damage. There were no casualties. The area has been totally re-developed with 60's housing

SE19

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

North Side Beulah Hill between Hermitage and Harold Road

1

03/08/1944

00:44

V1 impacted behind houses in Beulah Hill, on the North side, towards the junction with Hermitage Road. 5 houses were badly damaged and 14 slightly damaged.

SE19

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

Grange Road

0

04/08/1944

16:29

V1 caused severe damage to 30 houses and slight damage to 40.

SE19

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich Wood Park

Dulwich Wood Avenue by Bell Meadow

1

04/08/1944

16:32

The V1 demolished 1 house and caused damage to 20 others. There area was totally re-developed in the 1960's

SE19

Croydon

V1

Upper Norwood

Ryecroft Road

0

06/08/1944

06:02

2 large houses were demolished on the NW side of Ryecroft Road when the V1 fell between the houses and the common. 20 houses also had severe damage and there was a fire in the debris.