Devon Street, SE15

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Devon Street, SE15

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




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Albert Way, SE15 Albert Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
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Ambrose Street, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
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Argyle Way, SE16 Argyle Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Aspinden Road, SE16 Aspinden Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
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Astbury Road, SE15 Astbury Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Asylum Road, SE15 Asylum Road follows the course of a Roman Road.
Atwell Road, SE15 Atwell Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Banyard Road, SE16 Banyard Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bargain Centre, SE15 Bargain Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Barkworth Road, SE16 Barkworth Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Bath Close, SE15 Bath Close is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Beatrice Road, SE1 Beatrice Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Benwick Close, SE16 Benwick Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Bermondsey Trading Estate, SE16 Bermondsey Trading Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bewick Mews, SE15 Bewick Mews 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.
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.
Blanch Close, SE15 Blanch Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Blands Close, SE15 Blands Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Block A Unit 401, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Blue Anchor Lane, SE16 Blue Anchor Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bombay Street, SE16 Bombay Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Bournemouth Road, SE15 Bournemouth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Brabourn Grove, SE15 Brabourn Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Bradley House, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Bramcote Grove, SE16 Bramcote Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Brayards Road Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Brayards Road, SE15 Brayards Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Burchell Road, SE15 Burchell Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Burnhill Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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
Canterbury Industrial Park, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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
Chesterfield Way, SE15 Chesterfield Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
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
Cleme, SE16 Cleme is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clemence Road, SE16 Clemence Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clement, SE16 Clement is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clements Road, SE16 Clements Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clements Rod, SE16 Clements Rod is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clements, SE16 Clements is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Clifton Crescent, SE15 Clifton Crescent was named in 1881 after Clifton, Derbyshire.
Clifton Way, SE15 Clifton Way is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Colls Road, SE15 Colls Road 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
Consort Road, SE15 Consort Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Corbetts Lane, SE16 Corbetts Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Corbetts Passage, SE16 Corbetts Passage is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Cossall Walk, SE15 Cossall Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Cranswick Road, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
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
Crown Place Apartments, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Culloden Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Culmore Road, SE15 Culmore Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Dairy Apartments, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Dairy Farm Place, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Daisy Business Park 19-35, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Dayton Grove, SE15 Dayton Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Debnams Road, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Delaford Road, SE16 Delaford Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Devonshire Grove, SE15 Devonshire Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Dilston Grove, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Drappers Way, SE16 Drappers Way is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Drovers Place, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Drummond Road, SE16 Drummond Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Dundas Road, SE15 Dundas Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Eagle Close, SE16 Eagle Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Edenbridge Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Elcot Avenue, SE15 Elcot Avenue is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Elmhurst Villas, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Elven Mews, 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
Evan Cook Close, SE15 Evan Cook Close 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.
Fenner Close, SE16 Fenner Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
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.
Frank Mews, SE1 Frank Mews is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Frankland Close, SE16 Frankland Close is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal 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
Friary Road, SE15 Friary Road was developed in the 1840s.
Frobisher Place, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Furley Road, SE15 Furley Road is named after Furley in Devon.
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
Gerards Close, SE16 Gerards Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
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
Glenton Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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.
Goldwin Close, SE14 A street within the SE14 postcode
Green Hundred Road, SE15 Green Hundred Road 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
Harders Road, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
Hatcham Road, SE15 Hatcham Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Hathorne Close, SE15 Hathorne Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hill Beck Close, SE15 Hill Beck Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hillbeck Close, SE15 Hillbeck Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Holbeck Row, SE15 Holbeck Row is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hollydale Road, SE15 Hollydale Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
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.
Hoyland Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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.
Ilderton Road, SE15 Ilderton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Ilderton Road, SE16 Ilderton 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
Jarrow Road, SE16 Jarrow Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Kincaid Road, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
King Arthur Close, SE15 King Arthur Close is a road 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
Laburnum Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Langdon Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Lanvanor Road, SE15 Lanvanor Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Layard Square, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Ledbury Street, SE15 Ledbury Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Leo Street, SE15 Leo Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Leontine Close, SE15 Leontine Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Lime Tree House, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Linsey Street, SE16 Linsey Street is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Livesey Place, SE15 Livesey Place is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Loder Street, SE15 Loder Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Lovegrove Street, SE1 Lovegrove Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lucey Way, SE16 Lucey Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Lugard Road, SE15 Lugard Road is a road in the SE15 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.
Macks Road, SE16 Macks Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Manor Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Manor Grove, SE15 Manor Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Marden Square, SE16 Marden Square is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
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.
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
Maya Close, SE15 Maya Close 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.
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
Montague Square, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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.
Nelldale Road, SE16 Nelldale Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Nutcroft Road, SE15 Nutcroft Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Old Kent Road, SE15 Old Kent Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Oliver Goldsmith Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Ormside Street, SE15 Ormside Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Park Approach, SE16 Park Approach is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Parkstone Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Patterdale Road, SE15 Patterdale Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Peckham, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Pedworth Gardens, SE16 Pedworth Gardens is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Penarth Centre, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Penarth Street, SE15 Penarth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
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.
Portbury Close, SE15 Portbury Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Queen’s Road, SE15 Queen’s Road, formerly known as Deptford Lane, was renamed in honour of Queen Victoria.
Queens Road, SE14 Queens Road is one of the streets of London in the SE14 postal area.
Queens Road, SE15 Queens Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Raymouth Road, SE16 Raymouth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Record Street, SE15 Record Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Regal Row, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Rennie Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
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
Rock Grove Way, SE16 Rock Grove Way is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Rollins St Scaffold Yard, SE15 Rollins St Scaffold Yard is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Roman Way, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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.
Rotherhithe Business Estate, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Rotherhithe New Road, SE16 Rotherhithe New Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Rotherithe New Road, SE16 Rotherithe New Road is a road in the SE16 postcode 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
Ryegates, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Saint Mary’s Road, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
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.
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
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
Silkin Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Simms Road, SE1 Simms Road is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Southwark Park Road, SE16 Southwark Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
Splendour Walk, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
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 Marys Road, SE15 St Marys Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 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
Stalham Street, SE16 Stalham Street is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Stanbury Road, SE15 Stanbury Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Station Passage, SE15 Station Passage is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Station Way Fry Lane, SE15 Station Way Fry Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Station Way, SE15 Station Way is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Staveley Close, SE15 Staveley Close is a road in the SE15 postcode 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.
Stork’s Road, SE16 This is a street in the SE16 postcode 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
Sunningdale Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Sunwell Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Sylvan Grove, SE15 Sylvan Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 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 Penarth Centre, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Tower Bridge Business Complex, SE16 Tower Bridge Business Complex is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal area.
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.
Turnberry Close, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Tustin Estate, SE15 Tustin Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Unit 4, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Unit 41-42, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Unit 7, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Unit B507 Towerbridge Business Complex, SE16 A street within the SE16 postcode
Unit C, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Varcoe Road, SE16 Varcoe Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 postal 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.
Wagner Street, SE15 Wagner Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Wales Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Walkynscroft Brayards Estate Peckham, SE15 A street within the postcode
Walkynscroft, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Weald Close, SE16 Weald Close is a road in the SE16 postcode area
Webster Road, SE16 Webster Road is a road in the SE16 postcode area
White Lion Court, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
White Post Street, SE15 White Post Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Whittaker Way, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
William Margrie 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
Witcombe Point, SE15 Witcombe Point 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.
Wroxton Road, SE15 Wroxton Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Yarnfield Square, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
York Grove, SE14 York Grove is a road in the SE14 postcode area
York Grove, SE15 York Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Zampa Road, SE16 Zampa Road is one of the streets of London in the SE16 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.
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