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Eltham is a district of Greater London, in the part which was formerly Kent.

The correct pronunciation is "Eltam".

Eltham Palace was a Royal palace in the Middle Ages. It dates from the 13th century, the reign of Edward I, and Henry VIII was a regular visitor, but after his reign it fell into disrepair.

The Great Hall survives, with a superb hammerbeam roof.

In the 1930s, Stephen Courtauld took a lease on the palace and built an outstanding Art Deco house.

The comedian Bob Hope was born at Eltham, and at the long demolished Well Hall House the chidren`s writer E. Nesbit lived.

In 1993 the black teenager Stephen Lawrence was murdered at Eltham, leading to serious questions of racism within the Metropolitan Police.

Places in Eltham

Eltham Lodge, Eltham Palace, Eltham Station, Well Hall Pleasaunce

Places in Eltham...