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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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THE STREETS OF PECKHAM
& 8 Windsor Court, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
& A Half, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
-4, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Acorn Parade, SE15 Acorn Parade is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Adys Road, SE15 Adys Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Albert Way, SE15 Albert Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Alder Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Almond Close, E17 A street within the SE15 postcode
Almond Close, SE15 Almond Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Alpha Street, SE15 Alpha Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Amott Road, SE15 Amott Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Anstey Road, SE15 Anstey Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ashleigh Mews, SE15 Ashleigh Mews is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ashmore Close, SE15 Ashmore Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Astbury Business Park, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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.
Austins Court, SE15 Austins Court is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Avondale Rise, SE15 Avondale Rise is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Aylesham Centre, SE15 Aylesham Centre is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Azenby Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Bamber Road, SE15 Bamber Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Barton Close, SE15 Barton Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Basing Court, SE15 Basing Court is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bath Close, SE15 Bath Close is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Beaton Close, SE15 Beaton Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bellend Road, SE15 Bellend Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Bellenden Road, SE15 Bellenden Road was originally Victoria Road and was renamed Bellenden Road in 1873.
Bewick Mews, SE15 Bewick Mews is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bianca Road, SE15 Bianca Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bibury Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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.
Biroad In Bush Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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.
Blakes Road, SE15 Blakes 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
Blenheim Grove, SE15 Blenheim Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Boathouse Walk, SE15 Boathouse Walk is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bonar Road, SE15 Bonar Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bournemouth Close, SE15 A street within the 23224 postcode
Bournemouth Road, SE15 Bournemouth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Branch Street, SE15 Branch Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Brideale Close, SE15 Brideale Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Bull Yard, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Buller Close, SE15 Buller Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Burcher Gale Grove, SE15 Burcher Gale Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Burnhill Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Calypso Crescent, SE15 Calypso Crescent is a road in the SE15 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
Carisbrooke Gardens, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Carlton Grove, SE15 Carlton Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Cator Street, SE15 Cator Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Central Buildings, SE15 Central Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Cerise Road, SE15 Cerise Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Chadwick Road, SE15 Chadwick Road was named after William Chadwick in 1877.
Chadwick Road, SE5 Chadwick Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Chandler Way, SE15 Chandler Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Charles Coveney Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Chesterfield Way, SE15 Chesterfield Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Choumert Grove, SE15 Choumert Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Choumert Mews, SE15 Choumert Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Choumert Road, SE15 Choumert Road is named after George Choumert (died 1831) a local landowner of French extraction.
Cicely Road, SE15 Cicely Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Cinnamon Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Clayton Road, SE15 Clayton Road is a road in the SE15 postcode 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.
Colegrove Road, SE15 Colegrove Road 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.
Collyer Place, SE15 Collyer Place is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Commercial Way, SE15 Commercial Way dates from the 1840s.
Compton Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Consort Road, SE15 Consort Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Copeland Road, SE15 Copeland Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Copleston Mews, SE15 Copleston Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Copleston Road, SE15 Copleston Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Coplestone Passage, SE15 Coplestone Passage is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Corbden Close, SE15 Corbden Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Costa Street, SE15 Costa Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Crane Street Flat 07, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Cronin Street, SE15 Cronin Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Cross Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Culmore Road, SE15 Culmore Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Daisy Business Park 19-35, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Danby Street, SE15 Danby Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Daniel Gardens, SE15 Daniel Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Davey Street, SE15 Davey Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Dayton Grove, SE15 Dayton Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Denman Road, SE15 Denman Road was named in 1858 after Lord Denman, a lawyer.
Devon Street, SE15 Devon Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Devonshire Grove, SE15 Devonshire Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Dewar Street, SE15 Dewar Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Diamond Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Dorton Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Dragon Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Draymans Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Draymans Mews, SE5 Draymans Mews is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Drovers Place, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
E Surrey Grove, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
East Surrey Grove, SE15 East Surrey Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Ebley Close, SE15 Ebley Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Edgar Wallace Close, SE15 Edgar Wallace Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Elcot Avenue, SE15 Elcot Avenue is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ellery Street, SE15 Ellery Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Elm Grove, SE15 Elm Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Elmhurst Villas, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Ethnard Road, SE15 Ethnard Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Evelina Road, SE15 Evelina Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Everthorpe Road, SE15 Everthorpe Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Excelsior Works, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Fenham Road, SE15 Fenham Road - named in 1866 after Fenham in Northumberland.
Fenwick Grove, SE15 Fenwick Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Fenwick Road, SE15 Fenwick Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ferdinand Drive, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Finch Mews, SE15 Finch Mews is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Flat 9, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Freda Corbett Close, SE15 Freda Corbett Close is a road in the SE15 postcode 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.
Furley Road, SE15 Furley Road is named after Furley in Devon.
Galatea Square, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Gandolfi Street, SE15 Gandolfi Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Garnies Close, SE15 Garnies Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Gateway House, SE14 A street within the SE14 postcode
Gatonby Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Geldart Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Gervase Street, SE15 Gervase Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Glengall Road, SE15 Glengall Road was built in the 1840s.
Godley Close, SE14 A street within the SE14 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
Gordon Road, SE15 Gordon Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Gowlett Road, SE15 Gowlett Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Granville Square, SE15 Granville Square is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Green Hundred Road, SE15 Green Hundred Road is a road in the SE15 postcode 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.
Habitat Close, SE15 Habitat Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Hanover Park, SE15 Hanover Park is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Haslam Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Hastings Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Hatcham Road, SE15 Hatcham Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Haymerle Road, SE15 Haymerle Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Heaton Road, SE15 Heaton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Hereford Retreat, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Herons Court, SE14 A street within the SE14 postcode
Highshore Road, SE15 Highshore Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal 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
Holly Grove, SE15 Holly Grove is a quiet road with Regency villas just off Rye Lane.
Hornshay Street, SE15 Hornshay Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Howard Court, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Howaroad Court, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Howden Street, SE15 Howden Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Hoyland Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Huguenot Square, SE15 Huguenot Square is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Hyndman Street, SE15 Hyndman Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ilderton Road, SE15 Ilderton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Industrial Park, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Inforum Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Innes Street, SE15 Innes Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Jocelyn Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Jowett Street, SE15 Jowett Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Kapuvar Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Kelly Avenue, SE15 Kelly Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Kender Street, SE14 Kender Street is one of the streets of London in the SE14 postal area.
Keston Road, SE15 Keston Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Kimberley Avenue, SE15 Kimberley Avenue is a road in the SE15 postcode 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
Kinsale Road, SE15 Kinsale Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Laburnum Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Lanchester Way, SE14 A street within the SE14 postcode
Latona Road, SE15 Latona Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Lausanne Road, SE15 Lausanne Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
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
Lidgate Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Linacre Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Lindley Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Lindo Street, SE15 Lindo Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Lisford Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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
Longhope Close, SE15 Longhope Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Lovelinch Close, SE15 Lovelinch Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Lympstone Gardens, SE15 Lympstone Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Lynbrook Grove, SE15 Lynbrook Grove is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Lyndhurst Grove, SE15 Lyndhurst Grove links Peckham with Camberwell.
Lyndhurst Grove, SE5 Lyndhurst Grove is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Lyndhurst Square, SE15 John Copley, 1st Baron Lyndhurst, lawyer and politician, was three times Lord Chancellor of Great Britain.
Lyndhurst Way, SE15 Lyndhurst Way is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Lyndhurst. Grove, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Macfarland Grove, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Magdalene Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Maismore Street, SE15 Maismore Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Manaton Close, SE15 Manaton Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Manor Grove, SE15 Manor Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Marmont Road, SE15 Marmont Road was at first Marlborough Road.
Marsden Road, SE15 Marsden Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Maxted Road, SE15 Maxted Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
McDermott Road, SE15 McDermott Road 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.
Melon Road, SE15 Melon Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Mission Place, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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
Monteagle Way, SE15 Monteagle Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Montpelier Road, SE15 Montpelier Road was named in 1871 after the then fashionable town of Montpellier in France.
Moody Road, SE15 Moody Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Murdock Street, SE15 Murdock Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Muschamp Road, SE15 Muschamp Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Mylius Close, SE14 A street within the SE14 postcode
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.
Neate Street, SE15 Neate Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Neville Close, SE15 Neville Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Nigel Road, SE15 Nigel Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Nile Terrace, SE15 Nile Terrace is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Nunhead Community Centre, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Nunhead Crescent, SE15 Nunhead Crescent is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Nunhead Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Nunhead Green, SE15 Nunhead Green is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Nutbrook Street, SE15 Nutbrook Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Nutcroft Road, SE15 Nutcroft Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Nutt Street, SE15 Nutt Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Oglander Road, SE15 Oglander Road is a road of late Victorian terraces linking Maxted Road and Grove Vale.
Old Canal Mews, SE15 A street within the SE5 postcode
Old James Street, SE15 Old James Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal 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
Oliver Mews, SE15 Oliver Mews is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ondine Road, SE15 Ondine Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ophir Terrace, SE15 Ophir Terrace is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Ormside Street, SE15 Ormside Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Oxenford Street, SE15 Oxenford Street is an early example of municipal building.
Parkstone Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Patterdale Road, SE15 Patterdale Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Pearse Street, SE15 Pearse Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Peckham Bus Station, SE15 Peckham Bus Station is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Peckham Grove, SE15 Peckham Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal 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 Library, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Peckham Park Road, SE15 Peckham Park Road was the combination of Park Road and Upper Park Road in 1870.
Peckham Square, SE15 Peckham Square is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Peckham, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
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
Pennack Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Pennethorne Road, SE15 Pennethorne Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Pentridge Street, SE15 Pentridge Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Philip Walk, SE15 Philip Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Philip Wk, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Pied Bull Yard, N1 A street within the SE15 postcode
Pioneer Street, SE15 Pioneer Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Pomeroy Street, SE14 Pomeroy Street is one of the streets of London in the SE14 postal area.
Portbury Close, SE15 Portbury Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Potter Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Print Village, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Quantock Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Queen’s Road, SE14 This is a street in the SE14 postcode area
Radnor Road, SE15 Radnor Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Raul Road, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Record Street, SE15 Record Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Reedham Street, SE15 Reedham Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Relf Road, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
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
Rollins Street, SE15 Rollins Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Roman Way, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Romney Close, SE14 Romney Close is a road in the SE14 postcode area
Rosemary Road, SE15 Rosemary Road is a road in the SE15 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
Rye La, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Rye Passage, SE15 Rye Passage is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Samuel Street, SE15 Samuel Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Sandgate Street, SE15 Sandgate Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Sandison Street, SE15 Sandison Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Sandlings Close, SE15 Sandlings Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Savannah Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Scylla Road, SE15 Scylla Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Selden Road, SE15 Selden Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Shakespeare Court 22a, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Shanklin Way, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Sharratt Street, SE15 Sharratt Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Shurland Gardens, SE15 Shurland Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Sidmouth House Lindley Estate, SE15 Sidmouth House Lindley Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Silkin Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Sister Mabel’s Way, SE15 Sister Mabel’s Way is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Soames Street, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
Sojourner Truth Centre, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Southampton Way, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Springall Street, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
St Georges Mews, SE1 St Georges Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
St Georges Way, SE15 St Georges Way is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Staffordshire Street, SE15 Staffordshire Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Staveley Close, SE15 Staveley Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Sternhall Lane, SE15 Sternhall Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Stopes Street, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Studholme Street, SE15 Studholme Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Sturdy Road, SE15 Sturdy Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Summerskill Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Sumner Avenue, SE15 Sumner Avenue is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Sumner House, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Sumner Road, SE15 Sumner Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Surrey Canal Road, SE15 Surrey Canal Road is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Surrey Canal Walk, SE15 Surrey Canal Walk is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Sylvan Grove, SE15 Sylvan Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Symons Close, SE15 Symons Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Talfourd Place, SE15 Talfourd Place is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Talfourd Road, SE15 Talfourd Road was developed by the British Land Company between 1857 and 1862.
Talfourd Road, SE5 Talfourd Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
The Carlton Works, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
The Market, SE15 The Market is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
The Penarth Centre, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Thorpe House, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Tilbury Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Troy Town Flats, SE15 Troy Town Flats is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
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 C, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Unwin Close, SE15 Unwin Close is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Vivian Square, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Waghorn Street, SE15 Waghorn Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Wagner Street, SE15 Wagner Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Waite Street, SE15 Waite Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Wales Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Warburton Court, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Watling Street, SE15 Watling Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Watts Street, SE15 Watts Street is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Wentworth Crescent, SE15 Wentworth Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Whistler Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
White Lion Court, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Whorlton Road, SE15 Whorlton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
William Margrie Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Willowbrook Estate, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Willowbrook Road, SE15 Willowbrook Road is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Wilmot Close, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Windspoint Drive, SE15 Windspoint Drive is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Wingfield Mews, SE15 A street within the SE15 postcode
Wingfield Street, SE15 Wingfield Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Witcombe Point, SE15 Witcombe Point is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Wivenhoe Close, SE15 Wivenhoe Close is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal 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.



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The ARP Report giving details of the damage caused by a V2 Rocket on the 14 February 1945:- This very serious Rocket Attack occurred when the V2 struck Waite Street and the junction of Trafalgar Avenue Following details obtained from Camberwell ARP records : A LRR penetrated a 3 storey houses at the SW angle of Trafalgar Av with Waite Street, forming a crater at ground level about 40 feet across by 10 foot deep. Blast caused the complete demolishing of 12 4 storey ’neo Greek’ type of terrace houses of poor construction erected about 90 years previously. Damage beyond repair to about 25 similar properties adjoining the crater and damage calling for first aid repairs to properties within a s radius of about 200 yards of the crater. Rescue operations were concerned with the release of 10 trapped casualties which were found by dogs. Initial

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VIEW THE PECKHAM AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE PECKHAM AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE PECKHAM AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE PECKHAM AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE PECKHAM AREA IN THE 1900s
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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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