Denmark Hill

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JANUARY
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2020

Denmark Hill is an area named after a street (and hill) in Camberwell.

Nearby streets whose names refer to different aspects of the same topographical feature include Dog Kennel Hill, Champion Hill and Red Post Hill. It marks the edge of the Thames valley plain in this area — from here to the river the land is flat.

The original name for the summit was Dulwich Hill. The name of the area was changed to Denmark Hill in honour of the husband of Queen Anne, Prince George of Denmark, who lived there.

The area is home of the Maudsley Hospital and King’s College Hospital, and also of Ruskin Park, named after John Ruskin, who once lived nearby. The preface to Ruskin’s ’Unto This Last’ is dated ’Denmark Hill, 10th May, 1862’.

The Salvation Army’s William Booth Memorial Training College on Champion Park which was designed by Giles Gilbert Scott was completed in 1932; it towers over South London. It has a similar monumental impressiveness to Gilbert Scott’s other South London buildings, Battersea Power Station and Bankside Power Station (now housing Tate Modern), although its simplicity is partly the result of repeated budget cuts during its construction: much more detail, including carved Gothic stonework surrounding the windows, was originally planned.

Denmark Hill railway station was built in 1865. Its design is in the Italianate style, with an extremely decorative frontage. After a fire in 1980 the building was renovated and restored. The project included the addition of a public house, initially called the Phoenix and Firkin to commemorate the fire.


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Johna216   
Added: 9 Aug 2017 16:26 GMT   

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Lived here
KJ   
Added: 11 Apr 2021 12:34 GMT   

Family
1900’s Cranmer family lived here at 105 (changed to 185 when road was re-numbered)
James Cranmer wife Louisa ( b.Logan)
They had 3 children one being my grandparent William (Bill) CRANMER married to grandmother “Nancy” He used to go to
Glengall Tavern in Bird in Bush Rd ,now been converted to flats.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
Norman Norrington   
Added: 8 Jun 2021 08:08 GMT   

Blechynden Street, W10
Lived here #40 1942-1967

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Brenda Newton   
Added: 5 Jun 2021 07:17 GMT   

Hewer Street W10
John Nodes Undertakers Hewer Street W10

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

All Bar One
The capitalisation is wrong

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Added: 3 Jun 2021 15:50 GMT   

Abbeville Road (1940 street directory)
North west side
1A Clarke A S Ltd, motor engineers
15 Plumbers, Glaziers & Domestic Engineers Union
25 Dixey Edward, florist
27 Vicary Miss Doris J, newsagent
29 Stenning John Andrew, dining rooms
31 Clarke & Williams, builders
33 Hill Mrs Theodora, confectioner
35 Golding W & sons, corn dealers
... here is Shandon road ...
37 Pennington Mrs Eliz Harvie, wine & spirit merchant
39 Westminster Catering Co Ltd, ham, beef & tongue dealers
41 Masters A (Clapham) Ltd, butchers
43 Thomas Euan Ltd, grocers
45 Garrett C T & Co Ltd, undertakers
47 Mayle T & Sons, fishmongers
49 Mayles Ltd, fruiterers
51 & 73 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
53 United Dairies (London) Ltd
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
55 Norris William Lennox, baker
57 Silver Star Laundry Ltd
59 Thorp John, oilman
61 Bidgood Leonard George, boot makers
63 Wilkie Rt Miln, chemist
65 Gander George Albert Isaac, hairdresser
67 Harris Alfred William, greengrocer
69 & 71 Lambert Ernest & Son Ltd, grocers
... here is Hambolt road ...
73 & 51 Hardy Arthur Sydney, draper
75 Cambourn Frederick, butcher
77 Siggers Clement, chemist
77 Post, Money Order, Telephone Call & Telegraph Office & Savings Bank
79 Hemmings William, baker
... here is Elms road ...
85 Cornish Joseph
91 Bedding Mrs
151 Johnson Mrs H K
157 Robinson Albert Ernest, grainer
173 Yardleys London & Provincial Stores Ltd, wine & spirit merchants
175 Clark Alfred, butcher
175A Morley Douglas Frederick, confectioner
... here is Crescent lane ...
... her is St Alphonsus road ...

South east side
... here is Trouville road ...
4 Bossy Miss, private school
... here are Bonneville gardens ...
24 Osborn Charles Edward, ladies hairdresser
24 Hall H Ltd, builders
24A Walton Lodge Laundry Ltd
... here are Shandon road & Abbeville mansions ...
28 Copley Fred Smith, chemist
30 Finch H G Ltd, laundry
32 Carter William Alfred, furniture dealer
34 Spriggs Charles & Co, wireless supplies dealer
36 Miles Frederick William, confectioner
38 Pitman Frederick, hairdresser
40 Rowe Frederick F, valeting service
42 Modridge Edward J, oilman
... here is Narbonne avenue ...
44 Southorn Albert, butcher
46 Brown Ernest, fruiterer
48 Stanley Mrs A A, confectioner
50 Fryatt Owen, delixatessen store
52 Benbrooks, domestic stores
54 Davis William Clifford, boot repairer
56 Blogg Alfred, newsagent
58 Rowlands Thomas & Sons, dairy
... here are Hambalt, Elms, Franconia, Caldervale & Leppoc roads ...
124 Clarke Frederick, decorator
... here are Crescent lane, Briarwood road & Park hill ...

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Added: 2 Jun 2021 16:58 GMT   

Parachute bomb 1941
Charles Thomas Bailey of 82 Morley Road was killed by the parachute bomb March 1941

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Boo Horton    
Added: 31 May 2021 13:39 GMT   

Angel & Trumpet, Stepney Green
The Angel & Trumpet Public House in Stepney Green was run by my ancestors in the 1930’s. Unfortunately, it was a victim on WWII and was badly damaged and subsequently demolished. I have one photograph that I believe to bethe pub, but it doesn’t show much more that my Great Aunt cleaning the steps.

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MCNALLY    
Added: 17 May 2021 09:42 GMT   

Blackfriars (1959 - 1965)
I lived in Upper Ground from 1959 to 1964 I was 6 years old my parents Vince and Kitty run the Pub The Angel on the corner of Upper Ground and Bodies Bridge. I remember the ceiling of the cellar was very low and almost stretched the length of Bodies Bridge. The underground trains run directly underneath the pub. If you were down in the cellar when a train was coming it was quite frightening

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PETER FAIRCLOUGH   
Added: 10 May 2021 14:46 GMT   

We once lived here
My family resided at number 53 Brindley Street Paddington.
My grandparents George and Elizabeth Jenkinson (ne Fowler) had four children with my Mother Olive Fairclough (ne Jenkinson) being born in the house on 30/09/1935.
She died on 29/04/2021 aged 85 being the last surviving of the four siblings

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Denmark Hill Denmark Hill is an area named after a street (and hill) in Camberwell.
Maudsley Hospital The Maudsley Hospital is a psychiatric hospital in the Denmark Hill area.

THE STREETS OF DENMARK HILL
Acland Crescent, SE5 Acland Crescent is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Albany Mews, SE17 A street within the SE5 postcode
Albany Road, SE5 Albany Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Anderton Close, SE5 Anderton Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Appleshaw House, SE5 Residential block
Arnould Avenue, SE5 Arnould Avenue was named after an acquaintance of the Camberwell-born poet Robert Browning (1812-1889).
Bagshot Street, SE5 Bagshot Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Basingdon Way, SE5 Basingdon Way was named after a prominent 16th century Camberwell family.
Beaconsfield Road, SE5 Beaconsfield Road is part of the Aylesbury Estate.
Beaulieu Close, SE5 Beaulieu Close is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Bessemer Road, SE5 Bessemer Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Bicknell Road, SE5 Bicknell Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Blanche Downe, SE5 Blanche Downe was the name of a field, first mentioned in 1400.
Blanchedowne, SE5 Blanchedowne is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Bolton Crescent, SE5 Bolton Crescent lies along the line of a former section of Hillingdon Street.
Boundary Lane, SE5 Boundary Lane is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Boyson Road, SE17 Boyson Road is a location in London.
Boyson Road, SE5 Boyson Road is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Caldecot Road, SE5 Caldecot Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Camberwell Grove, SE5 Camberwell Grove is one of South London’s finest Georgian streets.
Cambria Road, SE5 Cambria Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Canning Cross, SE5 Canning Cross is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Champion Grove, SE5 Champion Grove is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Champion Hill, SE5 Champion Hill is named after a local luminary, Sir Claude Champion de Crespigny, who owned a nearby estate.
Champion Park, SE5 Champion Park is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Coldharbour Lane, SE5 Coldharbour Lane has two sections - an SE5 area and another part in SE9.
Cross Court, SE5 Cross Court is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Crossthwaite Avenue, SE5 Crossthwaite Avenue is a mis-spelling of Crosthwaite in the Lake District, with which John Ruskin had connections.
Cutcombe Road, SE5 Cutcombe Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Deepdene Road, SE5 Deepdene Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Domett Close, SE5 Domett Close is named after Alfred Domett, Prime Minister of New Zealand.
Dowson Close, SE5 Dowson Close was named after Chris Dowson, friend of poet Robert Browning.
Dylways, SE5 Dylways was an old variant of the name Dulwich, given to a development on Denmark Hill.
Eastlake Road, SE5 Eastlake Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Empress Mews, SE5 Empress Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Fernden Road, SE24 Fernden Road is a location in London.
Ferndene Road, SE24 Ferndene Road is a road in the SE24 postcode area
Ferndene Road, SE24 Ferndene Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Finsen Road, SE5 Finsen Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Geoffrey Close, SE5 Geoffrey Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Grove Lane, SE5 Grove Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Grove Park, SE5 Grove Park was originally part of Dr Lettsom’s Grove Hill estate.
Gylcote Close, SE5 Gylcote Close is a southern spur of Crossthwaite Avenue.
Hannen House, SE5 Residential block
Harbord Close, SE5 Harbord Close is a location in London.
Harbour Road, SE5 Harbour Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Harfield Gardens, SE5 Harfield Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Henry Dent Close, SE5 Henry Dent Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Industrial Estate 129-131, Industrial Estate 129-131 lies within the postcode.
Ivanhoe Road, SE5 Ivanhoe Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
John Crane Street, SE5 A street within the SE17 postcode
Kemerton Road, SE5 Kemerton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Kenbury Street, SE5 Kenbury Street is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Kiebs Way, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Langford Green, SE5 Langford Green is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Leconfield House, SE5 Residential block
Lilford House, SE5 Residential block
Linwood Close, SE5 Linwood Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Luxor Street, SE5 Luxor Street is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Maldon Close, SE5 Maldon Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Maudsley Hospital, SE5 Maudsley Hospital is a location in London.
Mirlees Court, SE5 Mirlees Court is a location in London.
Monclar Road, SE5 Monclar Road was named after Count Amédée de Ripert-Monclar.
Morna Road, SE5 Morna Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Nairne Grove, SE5 Nairne Grove is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Northland Street, SE5 Northland Street is a location in London.
Northlands Street, SE5 Northlands Street is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Northway Road, SE5 Northway Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Pelham Close, SE5 Pelham Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Perth Court, SE5 Perth Court is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Pirie Close, SE5 Pirie Close is a location in London.
Porchester Close, SE5 Porchester Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Portchester Close, SE5 This is a street in the SE5 postcode area
Queens Court, SE5 Queens Court is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Redan Terrace, SE5 Redan Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Rtm Company Ltd, Rtm Company Ltd lies within the postcode.
Ruskin Park House, SE5 Residential block
Ruskin Park House, SE5 Ruskin Park House is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Southwell Road, SE5 Southwell Road is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Spring Hill Close, SE5 Spring Hill Close is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Stories Mews, SE5 Stories Mews is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Stories Road, SE5 Stories Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Sunray Avenue, SE5 Sunray Avenue is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Sunset Road, SE5 Sunset Road is a road in the SE24 postcode area
The Hamlet, SE5 The Hamlet is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
The Limes, SE5 The Limes is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Vaughan Road, SE5 Vaughan Road is a location in London.
Venetian Road, SE5 Venetian Road is a road in the SE5 postcode area
Wanley Road, SE5 Wanley Road is one of the streets of the Champion Hill Estate.
Windsor Walk, SE5 Windsor Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Woodfarrs, SE5 Woodfarrs leaves Basingdon Way in a south-easterly direction.

THE PUBS OF DENMARK HILL
Amaryllis This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
George canning This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Phoenix This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Cambria Bar & Brasserie This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The fox on the hill This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The Sun Of Camberwell This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.




LOCAL PHOTOS
Villa Street Walworth c.1907.
TUM image id: 1604223727
Licence: CC BY 2.0

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