Wingfield Street, SE15

Road in/near Peckham

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Wingfield Street, SE15

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Wingfield Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.




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Adys Road, SE15 Adys Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Almond Close, E17 A street within the SE15 postcode
Almond Close, SE15 Almond Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Alpha Street, SE15 Alpha Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Amott Road, SE15 Amott Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Anstey Road, SE15 Anstey Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ashleigh Mews, SE15 Ashleigh Mews 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.
Avondale Rise, SE15 Avondale Rise is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Azenby Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Bellend Road, SE15 Bellend Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Bellenden Road, SE15 Bellenden Road was originally Victoria Road and was renamed Bellenden Road in 1873.
Birch Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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.
Bournemouth Road, SE15 Bournemouth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Chadwick Road, SE15 Chadwick Road was named after William Chadwick in 1877.
Chadwick Road, SE5 Chadwick Road is a road in the SE5 postcode 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 Road, SE15 Choumert Road is named after George Choumert (died 1831) a local landowner of French extraction.
Choumert Square, SE15 Choumert Square is reputedly London’s smallest square.
Copeland Road, SE15 Copeland Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Copleston Mews, SE15 Copleston Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Copleston Road, SE15 Copleston Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Coplestone Passage, SE15 Coplestone Passage is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Coplestone Passage, SE5 Coplestone Passage is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Costa Street, SE15 Costa Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Danby Street, SE15 Danby Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Dewar Street, SE15 Dewar Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Dovedale Business Centre 22a, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Draymans Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Draymans Mews, SE5 Draymans Mews is a road in the SE5 postcode area
East Dulwich Road, SE15 East Dulwich Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Elmhurst Villas, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Everthorpe Road, SE15 Everthorpe Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Fenwick Grove, SE15 Fenwick Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Fenwick Road, SE15 Fenwick Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Firstreet Floor, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Godman Road, SE15 Godman Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Gowlett Road, SE15 Gowlett Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Gowlett Road, SE22 This is a street in the SE22 postcode area
Hayes Grove, SE15 Hayes Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hayes Grove, SE22 Hayes Grove is a road in the SE22 postcode area
Heaton Road, SE15 Heaton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Hinckley Road, SE15 Hinckley Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Holly Grove, SE15 Holly Grove is a quiet road with Regency villas just off Rye Lane.
Howard Court, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Howaroad Court, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Howden Street, SE15 Howden Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Huguenot Square, SE15 Huguenot Square is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Industrial Park, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Kapuvar Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Keston Road, SE15 Keston Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Kinsale Road, SE15 Kinsale Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Linwood Close, SE5 Linwood Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Marsden Road, SE15 Marsden Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Maxted Road, SE15 Maxted Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
McDermott Road, SE15 McDermott Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Muschamp Road, SE15 Muschamp Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Nigel Road, SE15 Nigel Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Nunhead Crescent, SE15 Nunhead Crescent is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Nunhead Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Nutbrook Street, SE15 Nutbrook Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Oglander Road, SE15 Oglander Road is a road of late Victorian terraces linking Maxted Road and Grove Vale.
Oglander Road, SE22 Oglander Road is a road in the SE22 postcode area
Ondine Road, SE15 Ondine Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Oxenford Street, SE15 Oxenford Street is an early example of municipal building.
Parkstone Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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
Print Village, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Quantock Mews, 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
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
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
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
Soames Street, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
Sternhall Lane, SE15 Sternhall Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
The Market, SE15 The Market is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Thorpe House, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Troy Town Flats, SE15 Troy Town Flats is one of the streets of London in the SE15 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.
Warburton Court, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Whorlton Road, SE15 Whorlton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Wingfield Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Wivenhoe Close, SE15 Wivenhoe Close is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.


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.


LOCAL PHOTOS
All churches have disappeared from Hill Street, and the 1900 map only shows two - one near the corner of modern Goldsmith Road and a chapel of the corner of Commercial Way. This image is assumed to show the former. Peckham originally lay within the medieval parish of St Giles, Camberwell. The first Anglican church to be built within the bounds of modern Peckham was St Chrysostom in 1814. Camden Chapel on the north side of Peckham Road had opened in 1797 as a Protestant Dissenting Chapel, but did not become a parish church until 1844. Extensive house building accompanied the arrival of the railway in Peckham in the 1860s (Peckham Rye station 1865, Queens Road 1866 and Nunhead 1871), and followed in the second half of the nineteenth century. Daughter and mission churches proliferated, carved out of each parish as the congregation exceeded the capacity of the building or the capabilities of its staff. By 1905 there were fourteen parish churches within the area now defined as Peckham (SE15), plus parts of the parishes of a further four. In 1922 there were over 30 ecclesiastical parishes in the former Camberwell. Since the Second World War, however, a combination of war damage, decay and the cost of maintenance, and falling congregations has resulted in the abandonment and demolition of many premises and the merger of both parishes and congregations.
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Choumert Square
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Dulwich Village c1890.
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