Adys Road, SE15

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Post by Leslie Butler: Neate Street, SE5

My Uncle (James Burgess and his wife Lil) used to live on Neate street, we used to come up from Croydon to visit (50 years ago) and play on the canal bridge that was about six houses along, the canal used to be at the back of his house. Used to feel like we were in a Dickens film Oliver Twist. The bridge is still there but nothing underneath as the canal has long gone and so have the houses that used to be on Neate street. Image of Footbridge over Grand Surrey canal linking St Georges Way and Neate Street. https://i.pinimg.com/564x/b1/f6/fe/b1f6feb2da87b440c7a47c119b5e6594.jpg
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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.


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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.


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Adys Road, SE15 · Almond Close, SE15 · Alpha Street, SE15 · Amott Road, SE15 · Anstey Road, SE15 · Ashleigh Mews, SE15 · Ashmore Close, SE15 · Atwell Road, SE15 · Avondale Rise, SE15 · Aylesham Centre, SE15 · Bamber Road, SE15 · Basing Court, SE15 · Beaton Close, SE15 · Bellend Road, SE15 · Bellenden Road, SE15 · Bianca Road, SE15 · Bishop Wilfred Wood Close, SE15 · Blakes Road, SE15 · Blenheim Grove, SE15 · Boathouse Walk, SE15 · Bonar Road, SE15 · Bournemouth Road, SE15 · Branch Street, SE15 · Brideale Close, SE15 · Buller Close, SE15 · Burcher Gale Grove, SE15 · Calypso Crescent, SE15 · Cator Street, SE15 · Central Buildings, SE15 · Cerise Road, SE15 · Chadwick Road, SE15 · Chadwick Road, SE5 · Chandler Way, SE15 · Choumert Grove, SE15 · Choumert Mews, SE15 · Choumert Road, SE15 · Cicely Road, SE15 · Clayton Road, SE15 · Colegrove Road, SE15 · Collyer Place, SE15 · Commercial Way, SE15 · Copleston Mews, SE15 · Copleston Road, SE15 · Coplestone Passage, SE15 · Corbden Close, SE15 · Costa Street, SE15 · Crawthew Grove, SE22 · Cronin Street, SE15 · Danby Street, SE15 · Daniel Gardens, SE15 · Davey Street, SE15 · Denman Road, SE15 · Devonshire Terrace, SE22 · Dewar Street, SE15 · Draymans Mews, SE5 · East Dulwich Road, SE22 · East Surrey Grove, SE15 · Ebley Close, SE15 · Edgar Wallace Close, SE15 · Elm Grove, SE15 · Elsie Road, SE22 · Everthorpe Road, SE15 · Fenwick Grove, SE15 · Fenwick Road, SE15 · Finch Mews, SE15 · Frensham Street, SE15 · Friary Road, SE15 · Frogley Road, SE22 · Gandolfi Street, SE15 · Garnies Close, SE15 · Glengall Road, SE15 · Glengall Terrace, SE15 · Goldsmith Road, SE15 · Goldsmith Street, SE15 · Gowlett Road, SE15 · Granville Square, SE15 · Grenard Close, SE15 · Grummant Road, SE15 · Hanover Park, SE15 · Haymerle Road, SE15 · Highshore Road, SE15 · Hinckley Road, SE15 · Holly Grove, SE15 · Holmes Close, SE22 · Howden Street, SE15 · Innes Street, SE15 · Jowett Street, SE15 · Kelly Avenue, SE15 · Kelmore Grove, SE22 · Keston Road, SE15 · Kinsale Road, SE15 · Latona Road, SE15 · Ledbury Street, SE15 · Linwood Close, SE5 · Livesey Place, SE15 · Longhope Close, SE15 · Lynbrook Grove, SE15 · Lyndhurst Grove, SE15 · Lyndhurst Grove, SE5 · Lyndhurst Square, SE15 · Lyndhurst Way, SE15 · Maismore Street, SE15 · Marmont Road, SE15 · Marsden Road, SE15 · Maxted Road, SE15 · McDermott Road, SE15 · Melon Road, SE15 · Moncrieff Place, SE15 · Moncrieff Street, SE15 · Moody Road, SE15 · Muschamp Road, SE15 · Neate Street, SE15 · Neville Close, SE15 · Nigel Road, SE15 · Nile Terrace, SE15 · Nutbrook Street, SE15 · Nutt Street, SE15 · Oakhurst Grove, SE22 · Oglander Road, SE15 · Oglander Road, SE22 · Oliver Mews, SE15 · Ondine Road, SE15 · Ondine Road, SE22 · Ophir Terrace, SE15 · Oxenford Street, SE15 · Pearse Street, SE15 · Peckham Bus Station, SE15 · Peckham Grove, SE15 · Peckham High Street, SE15 · Peckham Hill Street, SE15 · Peckham Park Road, SE15 · Peckham Square, SE15 · Pentridge Street, SE15 · Pioneer Street, SE15 · Portbury Close, SE15 · Radnor Road, SE15 · Reedham Street, SE15 · Robert Keen Close, SE15 · Rosemary Road, SE15 · Rye Lane, SE15 · Rye Passage, SE15 · Samuel Street, SE15 · Sandison Street, SE15 · Shurland Gardens, SE15 · Sister Mabel’s Way, SE15 · Solway Road, SE22 · St Georges Mews, SE1 · St Georges Way, SE15 · Staffordshire Street, SE15 · Sternhall Lane, SE15 · Sumner Avenue, SE15 · Sumner Road, SE15 · Talfourd Place, SE15 · Talfourd Road, SE15 · Talfourd Road, SE5 · The Market, SE15 · Tintagel Crescent, SE22 · Tintagel Gardens, SE22 · Trafalgar Avenue, SE15 · Troy Town Flats, SE15 · Unwin Close, SE15 · Waghorn Street, SE15 · Waite Street, SE15 · Watling Street, SE15 · Watts Street, SE15 · Wentworth Crescent, SE15 · Willowbrook Road, SE15 · Wingfield Street, SE15 · Witcombe Point, SE15 · Worlingham Road, SE22 · Zenoria Street, SE22 ·


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