Rosehill, London

 Rosehill shown within Greater London
OS grid referenceTQ2666
London borough Sutton
Ceremonial county Greater London
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post town SUTTON
Postcode district SM1 SM4 SM5
Dialling code 020
Police Metropolitan
Fire London
Ambulance London
EU Parliament London
UK ParliamentSutton
London Assembly Croydon and Sutton
List of places

Coordinates: 51°22′59″N 0°10′59″W / 51.383°N 0.183°W / 51.383; -0.183

Rosehill is a suburb of Sutton in south-west London. It lends its name to the Rose Hill roundabout, which connects the A217, A297 and B278. At the 2011 Census the population of the suburb was included in the Sutton North ward of the London Borough.

The area surrounding Rosehill is notably green: there are two large green spaces to the southeast and southwest, Rosehill Park East and Rosehill Park West, the latter housing the Sutton Tennis Academy; a park to the west, Thomas Wall Park, named after the local benefactor; and a park to the east opposite St Helier Hospital, called the St. Helier Open Space. It is also residential in character, with two large sets of flats immediately north and south of the roundabout. The northern block of flats is in an Art Deco style, and dates from the 1930s; the southern development was built by Bellway Homes and marketed as luxury apartments circa 2003.

The two sets of flats.


The Grade II listed art deco former Gaumont Cinema

Rosehill's small retail area contains a range of shops; there is a focus on food, in the form of both restaurants and supermarkets. There are twelve shops between Rosehill recreation ground (the most southern point of Rosehill) and St. Helier Hospital - including the biggest branch of The Co-operative Food in South London, with two sets of three nearby (Carshalton high street has three). This parade of shops, or "The Market" as it is locally known, also includes branches of Barclays Bank and Superdrug, while a Carphone Warehouse stands on its own in the southern block of flats. A Grade II listed[1] Mecca Bingo hall stands adjacent to the northern block, and is a good surviving example of a 1930s art deco former cinema.


Traffic approaching the main roundabout

Rosehill is well served by public transport, being served by bus routes 151, 154, 157, 164, 280, S4 and N44; S1 is available from St. Helier Hospital.[2]

Rosehill does not have its own named railway station, but St Helier railway station and Sutton Common railway station are within walking distance, and Morden tube station and Sutton railway station are easily accessible by bus.



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