The Corbett Estate has received much media coverage recently. The Evening Standard’s Homes and Property section has recently featured Catford in its ‘spotlight’, describing the area as having ‘solid period property, community spirit, popular schools and good-value homes.’
The Corbett Estate gets its own write up within the article, including information about Corbett himself:
“The Corbett estate is much cherished with a strong community spirit. It is named after Archibald Corbett, a builder who in 1896 bought 278 acres of land from the Earl of St Germans and built more than 3,000 houses.
Corbett was a Scot, and many of the roads, such as Balloch, Glenfarg and Muirkirk, are named after Scottish villages. He later became an MP and was elevated to the peerage as Lord Rowallan. Corbett negotiated a booking office for his residents on the eastern side of Hither Green station, with cut-price fares.”
The Corbett Estate has also featured in the property section of the Times (article behind a paywall) and the Stylist: