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.
- 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.