Friary Road, SE15

Road in/near Peckham, existing between the 1840s and now

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Friary Road, SE15

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Friary Road was developed in the 1840s.

It was previously known as Lower Park Road but renamed in 1935 to commemorate the old monastery in this road.


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& A Half, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Abbey Gardens, SE16 Abbey Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Abercorn Way, SE1 Abercorn Way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Abingdon Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Acanthus Drive, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Achilles Close, SE1 Achilles Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Acorn Parade, SE15 Acorn Parade is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Admiral Hyson Industrial Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Ainsdale Drive, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Albert Way, SE15 Albert Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Alma Grove, SE1 Alma Grove was formerly Alma Road, and before that Tenter Ground Lane.
Almond Close, E17 A street within the SE15 postcode
Almond Close, SE15 Almond Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Almond Road, SE16 Almond Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Alpha Street, SE15 Alpha Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Ambrose Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Anchor Street, SE16 Anchor Street runs between Southwark Park Road and Lynton Road.
Anstey Road, SE15 Anstey Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Argyle Way, SE16 Argyle Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Ashmore Close, SE15 Ashmore Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Atwell Road, SE15 Atwell Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Austins Court, SE15 Austins Court is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Avocet Close, SE1 Avocet Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Avondale Square, SE1 Avondale Square is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Aylesham Centre, SE15 Aylesham Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Balaclava Road, SE1 Balaclava Road’s name records the date of the development with the military victories of the Crimean War still fresh at that time.
Bargain Centre, SE15 Bargain Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Barton Close, SE15 Barton Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Beatrice Road, SE1 Beatrice Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Bewick Mews, SE15 Bewick Mews is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bianca Road, SE15 Bianca Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bidwell Street, SE15 Bidwell Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Birch Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Bird In Bush Road, SE15 Bird In Bush Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Biroad In Bush Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Bishop Wilfred Wood Close, SE15 Bishop Wilfred Wood Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Blackpool Road, SE15 Blackpool Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Blenheim Grove, SE15 Blenheim Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Boathouse Walk, SE15 Boathouse Walk is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bonar Road, SE15 Bonar Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bournemouth Road, SE15 Bournemouth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Brayards Road, SE15 Brayards Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Bull Yard, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Buller Close, SE15 Buller Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Burchell Road, SE15 Burchell Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Burnell Walk, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Burnham Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Burnhill Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Bushwood Drive, SE1 Bushwood Drive is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Cadet Drive, SE1 Cadet Drive is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Camilla Road, SE16 Camilla Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Canal Grove, SE15 Canal Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Cardine Mews, SE15 Cardine Mews is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Carlton Grove, SE15 Carlton Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Catlin Street, SE16 Catlin Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Caulfield Road, SE15 Caulfield Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Central Buildings, SE15 Central Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Cerise Road, SE15 Cerise Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Choumert Grove, SE15 Choumert Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Choumert Mews, SE15 Choumert Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Choumert Square, SE15 Choumert Square is reputedly London’s smallest square.
Cicely Road, SE15 Cicely Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Clayton Road, SE15 Clayton Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Colegrove Road, SE15 Colegrove Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Collyer Place, SE15 Collyer Place is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Colmore Mews, SE15 Colmore Mews is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Commercial Way, SE15 Commercial Way dates from the 1840s.
Compton Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Consort Road, SE15 Consort Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Copeland Road, SE15 Copeland Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Cossall Walk, SE15 Cossall Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Costa Street, SE15 Costa Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Credon Road, SE16 Credon Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Crewys Road, SE15 Crewys Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Cross Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Culloden Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Dairy Apartments, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Devon Street, SE15 Devon Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Devonshire Grove, SE15 Devonshire Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Dovedale Business Centre 22a, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
East Point, SE1 East Point is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Edenbridge Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Elcot Avenue, SE15 Elcot Avenue is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ellery Street, SE15 Ellery Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Elm Grove, SE15 Elm Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Elmhurst Villas, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Esmeralda Road, SE1 Esmeralda Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Ethnard Road, SE15 Ethnard Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Fallow Court, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Farriers Mews, SE15 Farriers Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Fenham Road, SE15 Fenham Road - named in 1866 after Fenham in Northumberland.
Fern Walk, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Firbank Road, SE15 Firbank Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Firstreet Floor, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Fort Road, SE1 Fort Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Fortune Place, SE1 Fortune Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Frank Mews, SE1 Frank Mews is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Freda Corbett Close, SE15 Freda Corbett Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Frensham Street, SE15 Frensham Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Friary Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Furley Road, SE15 Furley Road is named after Furley in Devon.
Galatea Square, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Gallewall Trading Estate, SE16 Gallewall Trading Estate is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Galleywall Road, SE16 Galleywall Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Galway Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Geldart Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Gervase Street, SE15 Gervase Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Gleneagles Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Glengall Road, SE15 Glengall Road was built in the 1840s.
Godman Road, SE15 Godman Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Goldsmith Road, SE15 Goldsmith Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Goldsmith Street, SE15 Goldsmith Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Gordon Road, SE15 Gordon Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Green Hundred Road, SE15 Green Hundred Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Grenard Close, SE15 Grenard Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Habitat Close, SE15 Habitat Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hannah Mary Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Hanover Park, SE15 Hanover Park is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Harders Road, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
Hastings Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Haymerle Road, SE15 Haymerle Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Heaton Road, SE15 Heaton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Hereford Retreat, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Highshore Road, SE15 Highshore Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Holbeck Row, SE15 Holbeck Row is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Holly Grove, SE15 Holly Grove is a quiet road with Regency villas just off Rye Lane.
Holywell Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Hooks Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Hordle Promenade West, SE15 Hordle Promenade West is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Howden Street, SE15 Howden Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Hoyland Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Huguenot Square, SE15 Huguenot Square is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Hyndman Street, SE15 Hyndman Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hyson Road, SE16 Hyson Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Industrial Park, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Inforum Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Jocelyn Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Kapuvar Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Kincaid Road, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
King’s Grove, SE15 King’s Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Kingsdown Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Kirkwood Road, SE15 Kirkwood Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Kite House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Kotree way, SE1 Kotree way is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Langdon Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Latona Road, SE15 Latona Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Ledbury Street, SE15 Ledbury Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Leontine Close, SE15 Leontine Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Linacre Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Lindley Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Livesey Place, SE15 Livesey Place is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Longley Street, SE1 Longley Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lovegrove Street, SE1 Lovegrove Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lulworth Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Lympstone Gardens, SE15 Lympstone Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Lynton Road, SE1 Lynton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Magdalene Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Maismore Street, SE15 Maismore Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Malt Street, SE1 Malt Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Manaton Close, SE15 Manaton Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Manor Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Maria Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Maria Close, SE16 Maria Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Market Place, SE16 Market Place is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Marlborough Grove, SE1 Marlborough Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Marmont Road, SE15 Marmont Road was at first Marlborough Road.
Mason Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Masters Drive, SE16 Masters Drive is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Mawbey Place, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Maya Close, SE15 Maya Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
McDermott Road, SE15 McDermott Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Meeting House Lane, SE15 Meeting House Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Melon Road, SE15 Melon Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Mission Place, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Moncrieff Place, SE15 Moncrieff Place is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Moncrieff Street, SE15 Moncrieff Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Monnow Road, SE1 Monnow Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Monteagle Way, SE15 Monteagle Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Montpelier Road, SE15 Montpelier Road was named in 1871 after the then fashionable town of Montpellier in France.
Mortlock Close, SE15 Mortlock Close is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Muirfield Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Murdock Street, SE15 Murdock Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Naylor Road, SE15 Naylor Road was named in 1863 after a Miss Naylor who then leased houses in 1877.
Nazareth Gardens, SE15 Nazareth Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Neville Close, SE15 Neville Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Nigel Road, SE15 Nigel Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Nunhead Community Centre, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Nunhead Green, SE15 Nunhead Green is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Nutcroft Road, SE15 Nutcroft Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Old Kent Road, SE14 Old Kent Road is a road in the SE14 postcode area
Old Kent Road, SE15 Old Kent Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Old Kent Road, SE16 A street within the SE1 postcode
Oliver Goldsmith Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Oliver Mews, SE15 Oliver Mews is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Olmar Street, SE1 Olmar Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Ophir Terrace, SE15 Ophir Terrace is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ossory Road, SE1 Ossory Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Oxley Close, SE1 Oxley Close is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Parkstone Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Peckham Bus Station, SE15 Peckham Bus Station is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Peckham High Street, SE15 Peckham High Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Peckham Hill Street, SE15 Peckham Hill Street was named after Hill family who were local landowners.
Peckham Library, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Peckham Park Road, SE15 Peckham Park Road was the combination of Park Road and Upper Park Road in 1870.
Peckham Rye, SE15 Peckham Rye is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Peckham, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Pencraig Way, SE15 Pencraig Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Pennethorne Road, SE15 Pennethorne Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Philip Walk, SE15 Philip Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Philip Wk, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Pied Bull Yard, N1 A street within the SE15 postcode
Pioneer Street, SE15 Pioneer Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Portbury Close, SE15 Portbury Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Quantock Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Queen’s Road, SE15 Queen’s Road, formerly known as Deptford Lane, was renamed in honour of Queen Victoria.
Radnor Road, SE15 Radnor Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Raul Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Reedham Street, SE15 Reedham Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Relf Road, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
Rennie Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Reverdy Road, SE1 Reverdy Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Rich Industrial Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Robert Keen Close, SE15 Robert Keen Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Rollins St Scaffold Yard, SE15 Rollins St Scaffold Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Rolls Road, SE1 Rolls Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Roseberry Street, SE16 Roseberry Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Rossetti Road, SE16 Rossetti Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Ruby Street, SE15 Ruby Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Ruby Triangle, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
Ryder Drive, SE16 Ryder Drive is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Rye La, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Rye Lane, SE15 Rye Lane runs from Peckham High Street at the north, down to the corner of Copeland Road where The Nags Head sits at the south.
Rye Passage, SE15 Rye Passage is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ryegates, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Samuel Jones Industrial Estate, SE15 Samuel Jones Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Sandgate Street, SE15 Sandgate Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Sandison Street, SE15 Sandison Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Sandlings Close, SE15 Sandlings Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Saskia Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Saskia Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Scylla Road, SE15 Scylla Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Shakespeare Court 22a, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Shelley Close, SE15 Shelley Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Sheppard Drive, SE16 Sheppard Drive is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Shepparoad Drive, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Sherwood Gardens, SE16 Sherwood Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Sidmouth House Lindley Estate, SE15 Sidmouth House Lindley Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Silkin Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Simms Road, SE1 Simms Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Sister Mabel’s Way, SE15 Sister Mabel’s Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Six Bridges Trading Estate, SE1 Six Bridges Trading Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Southwark Park Road, SE16 Southwark Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Springall Street, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
St Jamess Road, SE1 St Jamess Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
St Jamess Road, SE16 St Jamess Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
St. Davids Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Staffordshire Street, SE15 Staffordshire Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Sternhall Lane, SE15 Sternhall Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Stevenson Cres, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Stevenson Crescent, SE16 Stevenson Crescent is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Stevenson Cresent, SE16 Stevenson Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Strathnairn Street, SE1 Strathnairn Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Stubbs Drive, SE16 Stubbs Drive is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Studholme Street, SE15 Studholme Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Studios, N17 Studios is one of the streets of London in the N17 postal area.
Sturdy Road, SE15 Sturdy Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Summerskill Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Sunningdale Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Sunwell Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Swift Court, SE1 Swift Court is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Tenda Road, SE16 Tenda Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
The Carlton Works, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
The Market, SE15 The Market is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Thorburn Square, SE1 Thorburn Square is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Thorpe House, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Trading Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Troon Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Trothy Road, SE1 Trothy Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Troy Town Community Centre, SE15 Troy Town Community Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Troy Town Flats, SE15 Troy Town Flats is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Turnberry Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Unit C, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Unwin Close, SE15 Unwin Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Verney Road, SE16 Verney Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Verney Way, SE16 Verney Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Vivian Square, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Waghorn Street, SE15 Waghorn Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Wales Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Weald Close, SE16 Weald Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Welsford Street, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Wentworth Crescent, SE15 Wentworth Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Whittaker Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
William Blake House, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
William Margrie Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Willowbrook Road, SE15 Willowbrook Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Wilmot Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Windmill Close, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Windspoint Drive, SE15 Windspoint Drive is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Wingfield Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Wingfield Street, SE15 Wingfield Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Witcombe Point, SE15 Witcombe Point is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Wivenhoe Close, SE15 Wivenhoe Close is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Wood Dene, SE15 Wood Dene is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Woods Road, SE15 Woods Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Yarnfield Square, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode


Peckham

Peckham is a district located in the London Borough of Southwark. It is situated 3.5 miles south-east of Charing Cross.

Peckham is a Saxon place name meaning the village of the River Peck, a small stream that ran through the district until it was enclosed in 1823. Archaeological evidence indicates earlier Roman occupation in the area, although the name of this settlement is lost.

Peckham appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Pecheham. It was held by the Bishop of Lisieux from the Bishop of Bayeux. The manor was owned by King Henry I who gave it to his son Robert, Earl of Gloucester. When Robert married the heiress to Camberwell the two manors were united under royal ownership.

Peckham became popular as a wealthy residential area by the 16th century. By the 18th century the area was a more commercial centre and attracted industrialists who wanted to avoid paying the expensive rents in central London. Peckham also boasted extensive market gardens and orchards growing produce for the nearby markets of London.

The village was the last stopping point for many cattle drovers taking their livestock for sale in London. The drovers stayed in the local inns (such as The Red Cow) while the cattle were safely secured overnight in holding pens. Most of the villagers were agricultural or horticultural workers but with the early growth of the suburbs an increasing number worked in the brick industry that exploited the local London Clay.

At the beginning of the 19th century Peckham was a 'small, quiet, retired village surrounded by fields'. Since 1744 stagecoaches had travelled with an armed guard between Peckham and London to give protection from highwaymen. The rough roads constrained traffic so a branch of the Grand Surrey Canal was proposed as a route from the Thames to Portsmouth. The canal was built from Surrey Commercial Docks to Peckham before the builders ran out of funds in 1826.

Before Peckham Rye railway station was opened in 1865 the area had developed around two centres: north and south. In the north, housing spread out to the south of the Old Kent Road including Peckham New Town built on land owned by the Hill family (from whom the name Peckham Hill Street derives). In the south, large houses were built to the west of the common land called Peckham Rye and the lane that led to it.

North Peckham was heavily redeveloped in the 1960s, consisting mainly of high-rise flats to rehouse people from dilapidated old houses. It was popular on its completion for offering a high quality and modern standing of living. However, high unemployment and a lack of economic opportunities led to urban decay and a period of decline in the late 1970s. The North Peckham Estate became one of the most deprived residential areas in Western Europe. Vandalism, graffiti, arson attacks, burglaries, robberies and muggings were commonplace, and the area became an archetypal London sink estate. As a result, the area was subjected to a £290 million regeneration programme in the late 1990s and early 2000s. By 2002, 90% of the redevelopment was complete. The new homes were better laid out and offered improved security.

Since the 1990s the European Union has invested heavily in the regeneration of the area; partly funding the futuristic, award-winning Peckham Library, a new town square and swathes of new housing to replace the North Peckham Estate. Throughout the area state funding is being provided to improve the housing stock and renovate the streets. This includes funding for public arts projects like the Tom Phillips mosaics on the wall of the Peckham Experiment restaurant and the South London Gallery.
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