Blackwater Street, SE22

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Blackwater Street is one of the streets of London in the SE22 postal area.



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VIEW THE DULWICH AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE DULWICH AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE DULWICH AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE DULWICH AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE DULWICH AREA IN THE 1900s
The 1900 mapping covers all of the London area.

 

Dulwich

Dulwich - home of the first compiler of the London A-Z, Phyllis Pearsall.

Dulwich is an area of South London, derives from Dill, a white flower, and Wihs, meaning a damp meadow, giving a meaning of 'the meadow where dill grows'. In 1538, Henry VIII seized control of Dulwich and sold it to goldsmith Thomas Calton for £609. Calton's grandson Sir Francis Calton sold the Manor of Dulwich for £4900 in 1605 to Elizabethan actor and entrepreneur Edward Alleyn. He vested his wealth in a charitable foundation, Alleyn's College of God's Gift, established in 1619. The charity's modern successor, The Dulwich Estate, still owns 1500 acres in the area, including a number of private roads and a tollgate. Alleyn also constructed a school, a chapel and alms houses in Dulwich. Dulwich Almshouse Charity and Christ's Chapel of God's Gift at Dulwich (where Alleyn is buried) still fulfill their original functions.

In the 17th century, King Charles I of England visited Dulwich Woods on a regular basis to hunt.

In 1739, Francis Cox, master of the Green Man, a tavern situated about a mile south of the village of Dulwich, sunk a well for his family. The water was found to be possessed of purgative qualities, and was for some time used medicinally. While the water was popular much custom was drawn to the adjoining tavern, and its proprietor flourished. The oak-lined formal avenue, known as Cox's Walk, leading from the junction of Dulwich Common and Lordship Lane was cut by Cox to connect his establishment of the Green Man Tavern and Dulwich Wells with the even more popular Sydenham Wells.

In 1935, Phyllis Isobella Pearsall, a portrait painter, was on her way to a party. She tried to follow the best available map of the time (a 1919 Ordnance Survey map). She discovered that this map was not up to the task, and ended up getting lost on her way there. Following a conversation during this party, she conceived the idea of mapping London. She claims that the next day, she started mapping London. This involved walking the 3000 miles of the 23 000 streets of London, waking up at 5 am every day, and not going to bed until after an 18-hour working day. (Other sources cast total doubt on this story).

In 1936, when her map was complete, she printed 10 000 copies and began contacting bookstores who might sell it. She tried Hatchards in Piccadilly, Selfridge's, where they would not see her without an appointment, and Foyle's. None of them would take it. Next she went to W H Smith, where they ordered 1250 copies. They sold well and within weeks she was taking orders from every railway station in the south of England. F W Woolworth took a few thousand copies too. By 1938 the London A-Z was well-established.

In 1966, she turned her company, the Geographers' A–Z Map Co, into a trust to ensure that it was never bought out. This secured the future of her company and its employees. Through her donation of her shares to the trust, she was able to enshrine her desired standards and behaviours for the company into its statutes.

A respected typographer, although not credited with the design of any typefaces, her arrangement of type is considered one of the most interesting of her age. The 'A to Z' type-style is a classic piece of typography by Eric Gill.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Alleyn’s School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.
Dog Kennel Hill School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Dulwich:   Dulwich - home of the first compiler of the London A-Z, Phyllis Pearsall.
Dulwich College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 19.
Dulwich Hamlet Junior School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 7 and 11.
Dulwich Park:   
Dulwich Village Church of England Infants’ School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 7.
Goose Green Primary and Nursery School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Harris Primary Academy East Dulwich:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Heber Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
James Allen’s Girls’ School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.
Peckham Rye:   Peckham Rye is Cockney rhyming slang for tie (necktie).
Rosendale Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St Anthony’s Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
St John’s and St Clement’s Primary School Co Hearing Impaired Unit:   Miscellaneous
St Johns’ and St Clements Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
The Belham Primary School:   Free schools (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
The Villa:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 7.
Turney Primary and Secondary Special School:   Foundation special school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Dulwich Village c1890.:   The French Horn Inn, which occupied a central position at the south end of Dulwich village.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
12 Dulwich Village, SE21 · Abbotswood Road, SE22 · Acre Drive, SE22 · Adys Road, SE15 · Albrighton Road, SE22 · Allison Grove, SE21 · Amott Road, SE15 · Archdale Road, SE22 · Ashbourne Grove, SE22 · Ashleigh Mews, SE15 · Avondale Rise, SE15 · Aysgarth Road, SE21 · Barry Road, SE22 · Bawdale Road, SE22 · Beauval Road, SE22 · Bellend Road, SE15 · Bellenden Road, SE15 · Bew Court, SE22 · Blackwater Street, SE22 · Blenheim Grove, SE15 · Bromar Road, SE5 · Burbage Road, SE21 · Burrow Road, SE22 · Buxted Road, SE22 · Calton Avenue, SE21 · Chadwick Road, SE15 · Chadwick Road, SE5 · Choumert Mews, SE15 · Choumert Road, SE15 · College Gardens, SE21 · College Road entrance, SE21 · College Road, SE21 · Colwell Road, SE22 · Constable Walk, SE21 · Copleston Mews, SE15 · Copleston Road, SE15 · Coplestone Passage, SE15 · Coplestone Passage, SE5 · Costa Street, SE15 · Court Lane Gardens, SE21 · Court Lane, SE21 · Court Lane, SE22 · Cox’s Walk, SE22 · Cox’s Walk, SE23 · Crawthew Grove, SE22 · Crystal Palace Road, SE22 · Cyrena Road, SE22 · Danby Street, SE15 · Darrell Road, SE22 · Dekker Road, SE21 · Derwent Grove, SE22 · Desenfans Road, SE21 · Deventer Crescent, SE22 · Dog Kennel Hill Estate, SE22 · Dog Kennel Hill, SE22 · Dog Kennel Hill, SE5 · Dovercourt Road, SE21 · Dovercourt Road, SE22 · Draymans Mews, SE5 · Druce Road, SE21 · Dudrich Mews, SE22 · Dulwich Common, SE21 · Dulwich Common, SE22 · Dulwich Lawn Close, SE22 · Dulwich Rise Gardens, SE22 · Dulwich Village, SE21 · East Dulwich Grove, SE21 · East Dulwich Grove, SE22 · East Dulwich Grove, SE24 · East Dulwich Road, SE22 · Eastlands Crescent, SE21 · Eastlands Crescent, SE22 · Edgar Kail Way, SE22 · Elsie Road, SE22 · Etherow Street, SE22 · Everthorpe Road, SE15 · Eynella Road, SE22 · Fellbrigg Road, SE22 · Ferrings, SE21 · Firemans Alley, SE22 · Frank Dixon Close, SE21 · Frank Dixon Way, SE21 · Frogley Road, SE22 · Gallery Road, SE21 · Gilkes Crescent, SE21 · Gilkes Crescent, SE22 · Gilkes Place, SE21 · Glebelands Close, SE5 · Glengarry Road, SE22 · Goodrich Road, SE22 · Gowlett Road, SE15 · Grange Lane, SE21 · Grange Lane, SE26 · Great Spilmans, SE22 · Green Dale Close, SE22 · Green Dale, SE22 · Grove Hill Road, SE22 · Grove Hill Road, SE5 · Grove Park, SE5 · Grove Vale, SE22 · Grovewell, SE22 · Hambledon Place, SE21 · Hansler Road, SE22 · Hayes Grove, SE15 · Hayes Grove, SE22 · Heber Road, SE22 · Herne Hill Velodrome, SE21 · Herne Hill Velodrome, SE24 · Highwood Close, SE22 · Hillsboro Road, SE22 · Hilversum Crescent, SE22 · Hinckley Road, SE15 · Holly Grove, SE15 · Holmes Close, SE22 · Howden Street, SE15 · Hunts Slip Road, SE21 · Inwood House Quorn Road, SE22 · Ivanhoe Road, SE22 · Ivanhoe Road, SE5 · Jarvis Road, SE22 · Jogging track, SE21 · Kempis Way, SE22 · Keston Road, SE15 · Lacon Road, SE22 · Landcroft Road, SE22 · Landells Road, SE22 · Linwood Close, SE5 · Lordship Lane, SE22 · Low Cross Wood Lane, SE21 · Lycott Grove, SE22 · Lyndhurst Grove, SE15 · Lyndhurst Grove, SE5 · Malfort Road, SE5 · Marsden Road, SE15 · Matham Grove, SE22 · Maxted Road, SE15 · McDermott Road, SE15 · McNeil Road, SE5 · Melbourne Grove Medical Practice, SE22 · Melbourne Grove, SE22 · Melbourne Terrace, SE22 · Milo Gardens, SE22 · Milo Road, SE22 · Mount Adon Park, SE22 · Muschamp Road, SE15 · Norcroft Gardens, SE22 · North Cross Road, SE22 · Nutbrook Street, SE15 · Nutfield Road, SE22 · Oglander Road, SE15 · Oglander Road, SE22 · Ondine Road, SE15 · Ondine Road, SE22 · Oxenford Street, SE15 · Oxonian Street, SE22 · Pedestrian access to car park, SE21 · Pelham Close, SE5 · Pellatt Road, SE22 · Pickwick Road, SE21 · Playfield Crescent, SE22 · Plough Lane, SE22 · Pond Cottages, SE21 · Pond Mead, SE21 · Pytchley Road, SE22 · Queens Court, SE5 · Quorn Road, SE22 · Railway Rise, SE22 · Reading Close, SE22 · Reedham Street, SE15 · Rodwell Road, SE22 · Roseway, SE21 · Ryecotes Mead, SE21 · Sage Mews, SE22 · Saint Barnabas Close, SE22 · Sandison Street, SE15 · Shawbury Road, SE22 · Silvester Road, SE22 · sliproad, SE26 · Soames Street, SE15 · St Francis Road, SE22 · St. Francis Road, SE22 · Streamline Mews, SE22 · Sunderland Court, SE22 · Talbot Road, SE22 · Tarbert Road, SE22 · Tell Grove, SE22 · Terborch Way, SE22 · The Limes, SE5 · The Old School St Clements Yard, SE22 · The Parade Selbridge House, SE22 · Thorncombe Road, SE22 · Tintagel Crescent, SE22 · Tintagel Gardens, SE22 · Tollgate Drive, SE21 · Townley Road, SE21 · Townley Road, SE22 · Traylen Trail, SE21 · Trossachs Road, SE22 · Trust Road, SE21 · Turney Road, SE21 · Ulverscroft Road, SE22 · Vale End, SE22 · Whaddon House, SE22 · Whateley Road, SE22 · Wilton House, SE22 · Wingfield Street, SE15 · Woodhall Avenue, SE21 · Woodhall Drive, SE21 · Woodwarde Road, SE21 · Woodwarde Road, SE22 · Woodyard Lane, SE21 · Worlingham Road, SE22 · Zenoria Street, SE22 ·
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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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