St Saviour's Court

2a Old Lodge Lane, Purley, CR8 4ER


In 2003 the United St Saviour's Charity sold the site of St Saviour's College, its almshouses in West Norwood, and bought a piece of land in Purley on which to build modern almshouses.

Building work began in 2005 and the new 4-storey building, named St Saviour's Court, opened in 2006. It contains 53 one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments.

By September 2006 all the residents of St Saviour's College had transferred to their new dwellings.


Current status

The almshouses are managed by the United St Saviour's Charity. As well as a communal lounge and kitchen, the building contains a games room, a hairdresser's room and a guest room for the use of residents' visitors. Regular social activities, such as coffee mornings and bingo sessions, are organised.

Applicants for residence must be aged 65 years or over, have lived in Southwark for three years before application, have limited financial means and be able to live independently. Storage space is provided for moblity scooters.

N.B. Photographs obtained in July 2020

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The frontage along Old Lodge Lane with the car park on the left in the image.  The almshouses now back onto Brighton Road.

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The pedestrian entrance on Old Lodge Lane.

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The corner site had once contained an ambulance station in Old Lodge Lane and houses in Brighton Road.

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The building as seen from Reedham station.

References (Accessed 2nd January 2022)

Last updated 2nd January 2022

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