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Peckham Library, SE15

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Road · Peckham · SE15 ·
MARCH
22
2019

A street within the SE15 postcode




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Commercial Way, SE15 Commercial Way dates from the 1840s.
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Fenham Road, SE15 Fenham Road - named in 1866 after Fenham in Northumberland.
Furley Road, SE15 Furley Road is named after Furley in Devon.
Gatonby Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Geldart Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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.
Grenard Close, SE15 Grenard Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Grummant Road, SE15 Grummant Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
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
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Hastings Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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Jocelyn Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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Kincaid Road, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
Leontine Close, SE15 Leontine Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Lisford Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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Marmont Road, SE15 Marmont Road was at first Marlborough Road.
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Moody Road, SE15 Moody Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
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Oliver Goldsmith Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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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 Road, SE15 Peckham Road is a location in London.
Pennethorne Road, SE15 Pennethorne Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Pied Bull Yard, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Pioneer Street, SE15 Pioneer Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Pitt Street, SE15 Pitt Street appears on the 1860 map.
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Portbury Close, SE15 Portbury Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
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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
St. James’s Rd. Bermondsey c1910.
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Villa Street Walworth c.1907.
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Choumert Square
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The Dun Cow at 279 Old Kent Road.
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In the neighbourhood...

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Choumert Square
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Air raid shelters in Parkstone Road, Peckham off Rye Lane (1940) After the war, the road was redeveloped.
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