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St. Oswald's (July 2015).JPG
St Oswald's Parish Church
Norbury is located in Greater London
Norbury shown within Greater London
Population 16,476 (2011 Census. Ward)[1]
OS grid reference TQ315695
London borough
Ceremonial county Greater London
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LONDON
Postcode district SW16
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK Parliament
London Assembly
List of places
51°24′33″N 0°06′30″W / 51.4092°N 0.1083°W / 51.4092; -0.1083Coordinates: 51°24′33″N 0°06′30″W / 51.4092°N 0.1083°W / 51.4092; -0.1083

Norbury is a town in South West London. It shares the postcode London SW16 with neighbouring districts Streatham and Croydon. Norbury is 6.7 miles (10.8 km) south of Charing Cross.


Like other districts of northern Croydon, Norbury has significant foreign communities. The 2011 census showed that White British was the largest ethnic group at 24% of the population, followed by 13% Black Caribbean, 12% Indian and 12% Other White.[2]

Nearest places

Notable residents

  • Musician Rox This singer studied in the secondary school named Norbury Manor. QN
  • Actor Deryck Guyler
  • Music group Libera - The boy vocalists of Libera, who are regular contributors to the BBC's Songs of Praise TV programme, and who have toured extensively throughout the world, and who have released several chart-topping albums, are based at St Phillip's Parish Church in Norbury
  • Robert Prizeman - Classical crossover music composer and choirmaster of Libera and St Phillip's Parish Church, Norbury. He composed the BBC's Songs of Praise signature music
  • Actor Will Hay
  • Barloc of Norbury
  • Writer Michael Moorcock
  • Writer Kingsley Amis
  • Novelist Edwy Searles Brooks

Nearest railway stations

In fiction

Norbury is portrayed in a Sherlock Holmes short story, "The Adventure of the Yellow Face", as one of the few places in which the detective turned out to be wrong regarding his theories (as referenced in the episode "The Six Thatchers" of the BBC-Series "Sherlock").


  1. ^ "Croydon Ward population". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 10 October 2016.
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