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Thornton Heath High Street

High Street, Thornton Heath, London, CR7 8LE

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Introduction

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    • This guide describes the shopping area of Thornton Heath.
    • It covers Brigstock Road and the High Street, between Thornton Heath Station and the junction between the High Street and Whitehorse Road.
    • This is approximately 550m (0.3 miles) overall and would take around 7 minutes to walk.
    • There are no public toilets in the shopping area.
    • There are accessible and standard toilets in Thornton Heath Library, which are available for public use during normal hours.
    • There are also accessible and standard toilets in the station, leisure centre and other caf├ęs for customer use.
    • Please see the related access guides for details.

Getting Here

  • By Road:
  • Thornton Heath is approximately 3km (2 miles) north of Croydon Town Centre.
  • Brigstock Road and the High Street are part of the B266, which runs roughly west-east.
  • It connects with the A23 London Road in the west and the A212 Grange Road/ Whitehorse Road in the east.
  • By Bus:
  • High Street is served by bus routes 50, 130 and 198, with one stop on the north side (eastbound) and 2 stops on the south side (towards the station).
  • Brigstock Road is also served by these routes plus service 198.
  • There are bus stops on both sides of the road opposite the train station.
  • All London buses have ramp access and dedicated spaces for wheelchair users.
  • For more information about London buses (Transport for London), please click here
  • By Train:
  • Thornton Heath Station is served by Southeastern rail services between London, Croydon and beyond.
  • There is level access by lift between the platform and the street at this station.
  • Staff are available to assist with boarding ramps between the platform and the train.
  • Please see the related access guide for details.
  • To use the TFL journey planner for details of the most suitable route please click here
  • The TFL website has links to the TFL accessibility guides, including large print maps and audio guides to order or download please click here.

Parking

  • There are 2 Blue Badge bays on the east side of High Street between Brigstock Road and Grange Park Road.
  • Dimensions for both the Blue Badge bays are 205cm in width and 665cm in length.
  • Blue Badge parking is free of charge.
  • Standard parking bays are at various intervals along High Street.
  • Standard parking is free for 1 hour only between 09.00 - 17.00.
  • Parking payment machines are at regular intervals along High Street.
  • Some bay markings are badly faded.

Brigstock Road - North Side - High Street to Thornton Heath Station

  • Some pavement works were taking place on this section of Brigstock Road (August 2019).
  • The pavement surface is a light-coloured paving stone.
  • The paving is in good condition as it was newly laid in 2019.
  • The pavement slopes down to the kerb.
  • There is a bus shelter with seating outside the Tesco store.
  • Potential hazards include refuse bins, lamp posts, traffic signs, telephone boxes and a cycle rack.
  • There is a steep slope from the Brigstock Road/High Street junction up to Thornton Heath Station.

Brigstock Road - South Side - High Street to Thornton Heath Station

  • The paving is good quality, newly laid light-coloured paving stone.
  • The pavement slopes towards the shops from the kerb.
  • There is a bus shelter with seating practically opposite Thornton Heath Station.
  • Potential hazards include shop displays, lamp posts and traffic signs.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings at the side street Cotford Road.
  • There is a steep slope from the Brigstock Road/High Street junction up to Thornton Heath Station.

Controlled Crossing Point - Brigstock Road/High Street Junction

  • There is a traffic light controlled crossroads at this junction, with a central refuge.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings at each crossing point.
  • The crossing is push button operated with the red/green man visual signals.
  • The crossings have no audible signal.
  • The crossing is intended to be crossed in two stages.
  • There is one-way traffic on each side of the refuge.
  • There are painted floor signs to indicate the direction of traffic.

High Street - North Side - Brigstock Road to Grange Park Road

  • Paving at the junction is larger and lighter coloured than the sandstone paving laid for the rest of the pavement.
  • The pavement slopes to the kerb.
  • There are two Blue Badge bays located outside the Thornton Heath Leisure Centre.
  • There is a parking payment machine near the Blue Badge bays.
  • There is a bus shelter with seating.
  • Potential hazards include refuse bins, lamp posts, traffic signs, A-board signs, benches, cycle racks and building columns (as seen in photographs 2 and 3).

High Street - North Side - Grange Park Road to The Drive

  • There are dropped kerbs without tactile markings at the road junctions.
  • The surface is block paved at the dropped kerbs then sandstone coloured paving between the junctions.
  • There is a tarmac area outside the Jobcentre Plus.
  • The pavement slopes towards the kerb.
  • Potential hazards include refuse bins, lamp posts, traffic signs, A-board signs and a cycle rack.

High Street - South Side - Brigstock Road to Stuart Road

  • The pavement surface is a light-coloured paving stone.
  • The pavement slopes towards the kerb.
  • Potential hazards include shop displays, refuse bins and lamp posts.
  • There is an uncontrolled crossing point with dropped kerb and tactile markings at junction with Stuart Road.

High Street - South Side - Stuart Road to Gillett Road

  • The Stuart Road junction with High Street has dropped kerbs with tactile markings.
  • Paving at the junction is larger and lighter coloured than the sandstone paving between junctions.
  • The paving slopes towards the kerb.
  • The paving stones are uneven in places.
  • There is a bus shelter with seating.
  • Obstacles on the pavement include, litter bins, A-board signs, lamp posts and direction signs.

Controlled Crossing Point - near to Gillett Road/The Drive

  • There is a push button controlled pedestrian crossing point on High Street near to Gillett Road and The Drive.
  • There are dropped kerbs with tactile markings on both sides of the road.
  • The crossing controls have visible signals only.

High Street - North Side - The Drive to The Retreat

  • There is block paving with dropped kerbs at each road crossing.
  • There is a sand coloured paving stone surface between the road crossings.
  • Some of the paving is uneven.
  • The pavement slopes towards the kerb.
  • There is a parking payment machine near the standard parking bays.
  • Potential hazards include refuse bins, lamp posts, traffic signs, deep concrete steps to some of the shops (photograph 2) and some cars parked on a forecourt (photograph1).

High Street - North Side - The Retreat to Grange Road

  • There are block paved dropped kerbs to both road crossings at each end of this section of High Street.
  • The pavement surface is a sand coloured paving stone.
  • There is a parking payment machine on the pavement by the standard parking.
  • There are some bollards by the kerb here.
  • There are two telephone boxes, one standard and one with wheelchair access.
  • There is a bus shelter with seating.
  • Street furniture consists of two wooden armchairs near Grange Road and the Prince George public house (photograph 1).
  • Potential hazards include refuse bins, lamp posts, traffic signs, telephone boxes A-board signs, pizza delivery bikes and stalls outside shops on the pavement.

High Street - South Side - Gillett Road to Cassland Road

  • The road crossings at each end of this section are block paved with dropped kerbs.
  • Paving between them is a sand coloured paving stone.
  • There is a parking payment machine here.
  • Potential hazards include shop displays, A-board signs, refuse bins, lamp posts, traffic signs and a cycle rack.

High Street - South Side - Cassland Road to Gilsland Road

  • There are block paved dropped kerbs to both road crossings at each end of this section of High Street.
  • The pavement surface is sand coloured paving stones.
  • The pavement slopes towards the kerb.
  • Some of this paving is uneven and sunken in places.
  • Standard parking is along this section of road with some kerbside bollards.
  • Some shops have display stalls outside their premises on the pavement.
  • One shop has a door opening out onto the pavement.
  • Potential hazards include refuse bins, lamp posts, A-board signs and a cycle rack.

High Street - South Side - Gilsland Road to Nursery Road

  • There are block paved dropped kerbs to both road crossings at each end of this section of High Street.
  • The pavement surface is a sand coloured paving stone.
  • The pavement slopes towards the kerb.
  • There are some uneven and cracked paving stones.
  • Potential hazards include A-board signs, refuse bins, lamp posts and a post box.

Zebra Crossing - near to Grange Road/Nursery Road

  • There is a zebra crossing on High Street, near to Grange Road and Nursery Road.
  • The crossing has dropped kerbs with tactile markings on both sides.
  • Apart from the flashing beacons to mark the crossing, there are no audible or visual crossing aids.

High Street - North Side - Grange Road to Whitehorse Road

  • The paving is good quality, newly laid light-coloured paving stone.
  • There is a dropped kerb with tactile markings at the Grange Road zebra crossing.
  • There is a planting bed with a raised edge along the entire kerbside of the pavement.
  • Wooden bench seating is located by the planting beds.
  • There is a Legible London map sign by the seating (photograph 3 and 4).

High Street - South Side - Nursery Road to Whitehorse Road

  • The paving is good quality, newly laid light-coloured paving stone.
  • There is a dropped kerb at the Nursery Road crossing.
  • There is a planting bed along the entire kerbside of the pavement.
  • Potential hazards are A-board signs and a cctv post.

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