A Quick Overview of Telegraph Hill Park
Telegraph Hill is a largely residential conservation area bounded by Nunhead and Brockley and is an electoral ward just south of New Cross in the London Borough of Lewisham in southeast London, England.
Did You Know?
- Telegraph Hill rises to around 50 metres at its highest point and was formerly known as Plowed Garlic Hill.
- It gained its current name from a semaphore telegraph station which was constructed on the summit of the hill circa 1795.
- The signalling station was one of the points from which news of Wellington's victory at Waterloo was flashed to London. It was removed in 1823.