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Presidency: Madras
Coordinates: 13.10727°N 80.24448°E
Present Day Details
Place Name: Perambur
State/Province: Tamil Nadu
Country: India
Transport links
Madras Railway
Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway

Perambur is situated about 7 km from Chennai Central and was a station on the Madras Railway, which later became the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway.

Perambur is the centre of a crescent of the Anglo-Indian community comprising Vepery, Purasawalkam, Ayanavaram, Perambur and Madhavaram.

The rise of Perambur as a premier Anglo-Indian centre was mainly due to the location there of the Carriage Works and Loco Works and the huge Perambur Railway Colony popularly known as the Pananthope Railway Colony.

Spelling Variants

Modern name: Perambur
Variants: Perambore


  • Holy Cross Church, now CSI (Church of South India). Established 1896[1], it was originally called the Perambur Railway Church, when it was under the railway authorities.[2]
  • Our Lady of Lourdes
  • Wesley Church, now CSI.[3] Established 1905[4]

Volunteer Regiment

The headquarters of the Madras Railway Volunteers was at Perambore.

External links


  1. Churches and Chapels in Madras Presidency Retrieved 25 October 2014
  2. Churches In Chennai Retrieved 25 October, 2014
  3. "An enlightening walk through Perambur" by R. Srikanth August 18, 2014 The Hindu. Retrieved 25 October 2014
  4. CSI Wesley Church, Perambur Facebook page