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Brixton

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Brixton is a mainly residential area of south London with a prominent street market and substantial retail sector.

The name Brixton is thought to originate from Brixistane, deriving from 'the stone of Brixi' (who was a Saxon lord).

Brixton marks the rise to more stable land between the marshes of North Lambeth up to the hills of Upper Norwood. The River Effra (now underground) flows from its source in Upper Norwood through Herne Hill to Brixton. At Brixton the river was crossed by low bridges for Roman roads to the south coast (now Brixton Road and Clapham Road). The main roads were connected through a network of medieval country lanes, such as Acre Lane, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton Water Lane and Lyham Road (formerly Black Lane).

At the end of the 18th century villages and settlements formed around Brixton as the original woodland was gradually reduced. The area becames covered in farmland and market gardens known especially for its strawberries.

With the opening of Vauxhall Bridge in 1816, improved access to Central London led to a process of suburban development. The largest single development was Angell Town, laid out in the 1850s on the east side of Brixton Road, and so named after a family that owned land in Lambeth from the late 17th century.

Terraced houses and detached villas started to line the main roads. St Matthew’s Church in the centre of Brixton was consecrated in 1824, indicating a sizeable population by this time. The Rush Common enclosure stipulations dictated that houses had to be set back from the main roads, allowing for generous gardens. Ashby’s Mill, one of the few surviving windmills in London, was built in 1816, just off Brixton Hill. The Surrey House of Correction, later Brixton prison, was established in 1819.

Brixton railway station opened as Brixton and South Stockwell in 1862 by the London, Chatham and Dover Railway. Brixton underground station did not follow until 1971.




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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Angell Town Angell Town is a large, municipally-built housing complex on the Brixton/Stockwell border.
Brixton Brixton is a mainly residential area of south London with a prominent street market and substantial retail sector.
Zebra taxi Around 1912, a zebra-pulled taxi was active on the streets of Brixton.

THE STREETS OF BRIXTON
Acre Lane, SW2 Acre Lane runs between Brixton and Clapham.
Angell Park Gardens, SW9 Angell Park Gardens is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Angell Road, SW9 Angell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Arches, SW9 Arches is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Arlington Parade, SW2 Arlington Parade is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Atlantic Road, SW9 Atlantic Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Aytoun Place, SW9 Aytoun Place is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Aytoun Road, SW9 Aytoun Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Bailey Mews, SW2 Bailey Mews is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Ballater Road, SW2 Ballater Road is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Ballater Road, SW4 Ballater Road is a road in the SW4 postcode area
Bankton Road, SW2 Bankton Road is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Barrington Road, SW2 Barrington Road is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Barrington Road, SW9 Barrington Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Beehive Place, SW9 Beehive Place is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Belinda Road, SW9 Belinda Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Bellefields Road, SW9 Bellefields Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Belvedere Place, SW2 Belvedere Place is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Benedict Road, SW9 Benedict Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Bennett Road, SW9 Bennett Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Bernays Grove, SW9 Bernays Grove is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Bramah Green, SW9 Bramah Green is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Brighton Terrace, SW9 Brighton Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Brixton Oval, SW2 Brixton Oval is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Brixton Road, SW9 Brixton Road leads from the Oval at Kennington to Brixton, where it forms the high street.
Brixton Station Road, SW9 Brixton Station Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Brixton Village Granville Arcade, SW9 Brixton Village Granville Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Broomgrove Road, SW9 Broomgrove Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Broughton Drive, SW9 Broughton Drive is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Bucknell Close, SW2 Bucknell Close is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Buckner Road, SW2 Buckner Road is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Burgoyne Road, SW9 Burgoyne Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Cantebury Court Kennington Park, SW9 Cantebury Court Kennington Park is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Canterbury Court, SW9 Canterbury Court is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Canterbury Crescent, SW9 Canterbury Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Chantrey Road, SW9 This is a street in the SW9 postcode area
Chartwell Business Park, SE5 Chartwell Business Park is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Clifford Drive, SW9 Clifford Drive is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Coldharbour Lane, SW9 Coldharbour Lane leads south-westwards from Camberwell to Brixton.
Combermere Road, SW9 Combermere Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Concanon Road, SW2 Concanon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Cordelia Close, SE24 Cordelia Close is a road in the SE24 postcode area
Corrance Road, SW2 Corrance Road is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Corrance Road, SW4 Corrance Road is a road in the SW4 postcode area
Corry Drive, SW9 Corry Drive is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Criterion Mews, SE24 Criterion Mews is a road in the SE24 postcode area
Crowhurst Close, SW9 Crowhurst Close is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Dairy Mews, SW9 Dairy Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Dalberg Road, SW2 Dalberg Road is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Dalbury House, SW9 Residential block
Dalyell Road, SW9 Dalyell Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Derek Walcott Close, SE24 Derek Walcott Close is a road in the SE24 postcode area
Dorrell Place, SW9 Dorrell Place is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Eaton Drive, SW9 Eaton Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Effra Road, EC2M This is a street in the EC2M postcode area
Elam Close, SE5 Elam Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Elam Street, SE5 Elam Street is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Electric Avenue, SW9 Electric Avenue is a street in Brixton and the first market street to be lit by electricity.
Electric Lane, SW9 Electric Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Eurolink Business Centre, SW2 Eurolink Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Featley Road, SW9 Featley Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Ferndale Road, SW9 Ferndale Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Ferrey Mews, SW9 Ferrey Mews is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Fir Grove Road, SW9 Fir Grove Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Fitzgerald House, SW9 Residential block
Fiveways Road, SW9 Fiveways Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Fyfield Road, SW9 Fyfield Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Gateley Road, SW9 Gateley Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Geneva Drive, SW9 Geneva Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Glendall Street, SW9 Glendall Street is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Granville Arcade, SW9 Granville Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Gresham Road, SW9 Gresham Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Guiness Trust Estate, SW9 Guiness Trust Estate is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Guinness Trust Buildings, SW9 Guinness Trust Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Guinness Trust Estate, SW9 Guinness Trust Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Halliwell Road, SW2 Halliwell Road is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Hargwyne Street, SW9 Hargwyne Street is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Heritage Close, SW9 Heritage Close is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Hetherington Road, SW2 Hetherington Road is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Hetherington Road, SW4 Hetherington Road is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Hilda Lockert Walk, SW9 Hilda Lockert Walk is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Hillmead Drive, SW9 Hillmead Drive is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Ingleborough Street, SW9 Ingleborough Street is a road in the SW9 postcode area
James Joyce Walk, SE24 James Joyce Walk is a road in the SE24 postcode area
Jelf Road, SW2 Jelf Road is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Kellett Road, SW2 Kellett Road is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Knowle Close, SW9 Knowle Close is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Langston Hughes Close, SE24 Langston Hughes Close is a road in the SE24 postcode area
Leeson Road, SE24 Leeson Road is a road in the SE24 postcode area
Lilford Road, SE5 Lilford Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Linom Road, SW4 Linom Road is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Lorn Road, SW9 Lorn Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Loughborough Park, SE24 Loughborough Park is a road in the SE24 postcode area
Loughborough Park, SW9 Loughborough Park is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Loughborough Road, SW9 Loughborough Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Mahatma Gandhi Industrial Estate, SE24 Mahatma Gandhi Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE24 postal area.
Major Close, SW9 Major Close is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Mallams Mews, SW9 Mallams Mews is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Marcella Road, SW9 Marcella Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Marcus Garvey Way, SE24 Marcus Garvey Way is one of the streets of London in the SE24 postal area.
Market Row, SW9 Market Row is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Mervan Road, SW2 Mervan Road is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Millbrook Road, SW9 Millbrook Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Minet Road, SE5 Minet Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Minet Road, SW9 Minet Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Moat Place, SW9 Moat Place is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Moorland Road, SW9 Moorland Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Mordaunt Street, SW9 Mordaunt Street is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Nealden Street, SW9 Nealden Street is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Nursery Road, SW9 Nursery Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Overton Road, SW9 Overton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Pablo Neruda Close, SE24 Pablo Neruda Close was named for a Chilean poet.
Paulet Road, SE5 Paulet Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Peckford Place, SW9 Peckford Place is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Plato Road, SW2 Plato Road is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Plato Road, SW4 Plato Road is a road in the SW4 postcode area
PO Box 4 Stockwell Park Crescent is a crescent off of Stockwell Park Road.
Popes Road, SW9 Popes Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Porden Road, SW2 Porden Road is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Probert Road, SW2 Probert Road is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Pulross Road, SW9 Pulross Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Raeburn Street, SW2 Raeburn Street is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Railton Road, SW2 Railton Road is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Railway Arches, SW9 Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Rattray Road, SW2 Rattray Road is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Reliance Arcade, SW9 Reliance Arcade is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Ridgway Road, SW9 Ridgway Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Robsart Street, SW9 Robsart Street is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Romero Close, SW9 Romero Close is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Rumsey Road, SW9 Rumsey Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Rupert Gardens, SW9 Rupert Gardens is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Rushcroft Road, SW2 Rushcroft Road is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Saint Saviour’s Road, SW2 This is a street in the SW2 postcode area
Saltoun Road, SW2 Saltoun Road is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Santley Street, SW2 Santley Street is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Santley Street, SW4 Santley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW4 postal area.
Sidney Road, SW9 Sidney Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Solon Road, SW2 Solon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Somerleyton Passage, SE24 Somerleyton Passage is a road in the SE24 postcode area
Somerleyton Road, SW9 Somerleyton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Somerville Close, SW9 Somerville Close is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Southwyck House, SW9 Residential block
Spicer Close, SW9 Spicer Close is a road in the SW9 postcode area
St James’s Crescent, SW9 St James’s Crescent skirts the Angell Town Estate.
St Johns Crescent, SW9 St Johns Crescent is part of the Angell Town Estate.
St Matthews Church, SW2 St Matthews Church is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
St Saviour’s Road, SW2 St Saviour’s Road is a road in the SW2 postcode area
Stansfield Road, SW9 Stansfield Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Stockwell Avenue, SW9 Stockwell Avenue is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Stockwell Lane, SW9 Stockwell Lane is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Stockwell Park Crescent, SW9 Stockwell Park Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Stockwell Park Road, SW9 Stockwell Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Stockwell Park Walk, SW9 Stockwell Park Walk is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Styles Gardens, SW9 Styles Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Sussex Walk, SW9 Sussex Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Swinford Gardens, SW9 Swinford Gardens is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Talma Road, SW2 Talma Road is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Templar Street, SE5 Templar Street is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Tesco access, SW2 Tesco access is a road in the SW2 postcode area
The Stableyard, SW9 The Stableyard is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Thornton Street, SW9 Thornton Street is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Thrayle House, SW9 Residential block
Tilia Walk, SW9 Tilia Walk is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Torrey Drive, SW9 Torrey Drive is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Town Hall Parade, SW2 Town Hall Parade is one of the streets of London in the SW2 postal area.
Trinity Gardens, E18 A street within the SW9 postcode
Trinity Gardens, SW9 Trinity Gardens is an 1820s development.
Tunstall Road, SW9 Tunstall Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Turberville House, SW9 This is a residential block in Brixton
Valentia Place, SW9 Valentia Place is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Villa Road, SW9 Villa Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Vining Street, SW9 Vining Street is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Walt Whitman Close, SE24 Walt Whitman Close is one of the streets of London in the SE24 postal area.
Western Road, SW9 Western Road is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Wiltshire Road, SW9 Wiltshire Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Winans Walk, SW9 Winans Walk is a road in the SW9 postcode area
Winchester House Kennington Park, SW9 Winchester House Kennington Park is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.
Wynne Road, SW9 Wynne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW9 postal area.




LOCAL PHOTOS
Electric Avenue, Brixton, c.1900
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Acre Lane, Brixton (1883)
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Zebra taxi
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