A Quick Overview of Norbury
Norbury is a district in the London Borough of Croydon, . It shares the postcode London SW16 with nearby Streatham. Norbury is 6.7 miles (10.8 km) south of Charing Cross.
The name Norbury derives from North Burh, (North Borough). Some local histories note that this was due to Norbury's position on the northern boundary of the former Manor of Croydon.
- In fact it takes its name from a split in the borough of Bensham, one of the former seven boroughs of Croydon.
- 'Northbenchesham' became the Northborough, then Norbury.
- 'Southbenchesham' later became Thornton Heath.