Statues and Follies around Sydenham and Forest Hill

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Falkor
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Statues and Follies around Sydenham and Forest Hill

Post by Falkor » 5 Nov 2006 20:13

I just discovered today that the statue opposite Dacres Wood Nature Reserve--named "Pacific"--was originally one of the 1000 or so statues that once existed inside the old Crystal Palace/Park (most of these were either stolen or sold off in the 1950s). Does anyone know where to find more of these Crystal Palace statues around Forest Hill and Sydenham or which houses still have them in their back gardens? I'm also aware of follies, such as those in Sydenham Hill Woods and up Round Hill--any other similar curiosities?

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