Old Kent Road, SE15

Road in/near Peckham, existing until now

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Road · Peckham · SE15 ·
December
24
2020
The eastern section of the Old Kent Road strays into the SE15 postal area.

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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

Lived here
Christine Clark   
Added: 20 Feb 2021 11:27 GMT   

Number 44 (1947 - 1967)
The Clark’s moved here from Dorking my father worked on the Thames as a captain of shell mex tankers,there were three children, CHristine, Barbara and Frank, my mother was Ida and my father Frank.Our house no 44 and 42 were pulled down and we were relocated to Bromley The rest of our family lived close by in Milton Court Rd, Brocklehurat Street, Chubworthy street so one big happy family..lovely days.

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fariba   
Added: 28 Jun 2021 00:48 GMT   

Tower Bridge Business Complex, S
need for my coursework

Source: university

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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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Comment
   
Added: 1 Sep 2021 16:58 GMT   

Prefabs!
The "post-war detached houses" mentioned in the description were "prefabs" - self-contained single-storey pre-fabricated dwellings. Demolition of houses on the part that became Senegal Fields was complete by 1964 or 1965.

Source: Prefabs in the United Kingdom - Wikipedia

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Daryl   
Added: 5 Feb 2021 07:25 GMT   

Heron Court Pomeroy Street
Heron Court was built in 1999. There are twelve, one bedroom flats to the front of Heron Court and behind, which can’t be seen from the road, four, four bedroom houses. The properties are owned by Hexagon Housing Association with occupants of the flats being tenants that are cared for by Southwark Social Welfare for mental/health issues.

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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

Lived here
Julie   
Added: 22 Sep 2022 18:30 GMT   

Well Walk, NW3 (1817 - 1818)
The home of Benthy, the Postman, with whom poet John Keats and his brother Tom lodged from early 1817 to Dec., 1818. They occupied the first floor up. Here Tom died Dec. 1, 1818. It was next door to the Welles Tavern then called ’The Green Man’."

From collected papers and photos re: No. 1 Well Walk at the library of Harvard University.

Source: No. 1, Well Walk, Hampstead. | HOLLIS for

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Comment
   
Added: 4 Sep 2022 15:42 GMT   

Superman 2
I worked here in 1977. The scene in the prison laundry in Superman 2 was filmed here.

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TUM   
Added: 27 Aug 2022 10:22 GMT   

The Underground Map
Michael Faraday successfully demonstrated the first electrical transformer at the Royal Institute, London.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 15:19 GMT   

Bus makes a leap
A number 78 double-decker bus driven by Albert Gunter was forced to jump an accidentally opening Tower Bridge.

He was awarded a £10 bonus.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:44 GMT   

The world’s first underground train
The very first underground train left Paddington on the new Metropolitan Railway bound for Farringdon Street.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:41 GMT   

Baker Street
Baker Street station opened on the Metropolitan Railway - the world’s first underground line.

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Admin   
Added: 26 Aug 2022 12:17 GMT   

TV comes to Olympia
Over 7000 people queued to see the first high definition television pictures on sets at the Olympia Radio Show. The pictures were transmitted by the BBC from Alexandra Palace, introduced by Leslie Mitchell, their first announcer.

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Lived here
Katharina Logan   
Added: 9 Aug 2022 19:01 GMT   

Ely place existed in name in 1857
On 7th July 1857 John James Chase and Mary Ann Weekes were married at St John the Baptist Hoxton, he of full age and she a minor. Both parties list their place of residence as Ely Place, yet according to other information, this street was not named until 1861. He was a bricklayer, she had no occupation listed, but both were literate and able to sign their names on their marriage certificate.

Source: https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-CSF7-Q9Y7?cc=3734475

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NEARBY STREETS
Albert Way, SE15 Albert Way is in an area of Peckham
Asylum Road, SE15 Asylum Road follows the course of a Roman Road.
Aylesbury House, SE15 Aylesbury House can be found on Friary Estate
Bewick Mews, SE15 Bewick Mews is in an area of Peckham
Bird In Bush Road, SE15 Bird In Bush Road is in the Peckham area
Blanch Close, SE15 Blanch Close is a location in Peckham
Blockhouse Street, SE15 Blockhouse Street is a former street of the area.
Burnhill Close, SE15 Burnhill Close is in an area of Peckham
Canal Grove, SE15 Canal Grove is in Peckham
Canterbury Industrial Park, SE15 Canterbury Industrial Park is in Peckham
Cardine Mews, SE15 Cardine Mews is in Peckham
Chesterfield Way, SE15 Chesterfield Way 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 in Peckham
Culmore Road, SE15 Culmore Road is in an area of Peckham
Daisy Business Park, SE15 Daisy Business Park is off Devon Street.
Devon Street, SE15 Devon Street is part of Peckham
Devonshire Grove, SE15 Devonshire Grove is a location in Peckham
Drovers Place, SE15 Drovers Place is in the Peckham area
Elcot Avenue, SE15 Elcot Avenue, forms part of the London suburb of Peckham
Ethnard Road, SE15 Ethnard Road is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Farrow Lane, SE14 Farrow Lane is a road in the SE14 postcode area
Farrow Lane, SE14 Farrow Lane is a road in the SE15 postcode area
Fenham Road, SE15 Fenham Road - named in 1866 after Fenham in Northumberland.
Frensham Street, SE15 Frensham Street is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Friary Road, SE15 Friary Road was developed in the 1840s.
Furley Road, SE15 Furley Road is named after Furley in Devon.
Geldart Road, SE15 Geldart Road is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Gervase Street, SE15 Gervase Street is in Peckham
Green Hundred Road, SE15 Green Hundred Road is in an area of Peckham
Hatcham Road, SE15 Hatcham Road is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Hill Beck Close, SE15 Hill Beck Close is a location in Peckham
Hillbeck Close, SE15 Hillbeck Close is in the Peckham area
Holbeck Row, SE15 Holbeck Row lies in Peckham
Hornshay Place, SE14 Hornshay Place appears on 1950s mapping.
Hornshay Street, SE15 Hornshay Street survived the post-war redevelopment of the area.
Hoyland Close, SE15 Hoyland Close is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Hyndman Street, SE15 Hyndman Street is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Ilderton Road, SE15 Ilderton Road is a location in Peckham
Inforum Mews, SE15 Inforum Mews is in an area of Peckham
Kincaid Road, SE15 This is a street in the SE15 postcode area
Laburnum Close, SE15 Laburnum Close is part of Peckham
Ledbury Street, SE15 Ledbury Street is part of Peckham
Leo Street, SE15 Leo Street, forms part of the London suburb of Peckham
Leontine Close, SE15 Leontine Close is in an area of Peckham
Livesey Place, SE15 Livesey Place is a location in Peckham
Lympstone Gardens, SE15 Lympstone Gardens, forms part of the London suburb of Peckham
Manor Grove, SE15 Manor Grove is in the Peckham area
Montague Square, SE15 Montague Square, forms part of the London suburb of Peckham
Murdock Street, SE15 Murdock Street is in Peckham
Naylor Road, SE15 Naylor Road was named in 1863 after a Miss Naylor who leased houses in 1877.
Nutcroft Road, SE15 Nutcroft Road is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Ormside Street, SE15 Ormside Street seems to have been named after Great Ormside in Cumbria.
Patterdale Road, SE15 Patterdale Road is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Peckham Park Road, SE15 Peckham Park Road was the combination of Park Road and Upper Park Road in 1870.
Penarth Centre, SE15 Penarth Centre lies in Peckham
Penarth Street, SE15 Penarth Street is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Pencraig Way, SE15 Pencraig Way lies in Peckham
Pump Lane, SE14 Pump Lane is a road in the SE14 postcode area
Reading House, SE15 Reading House is a block on Green Hundred Road
Record Street, SE15 Record Street is in Peckham
Rich Industrial Estate, SE15 This is a commercial area.
Roman Way, SE15 Roman Way is in an area of Peckham
Romney Close, SE14 Romney Close is a road in the SE14 postcode area
Ruby Street, SE15 Ruby Street lies in Peckham
Ruby Triangle, SE15 Ruby Triangle lies off Sandgate Street.
Sandgate Street, SE15 Sandgate Street, forms part of the London suburb of Peckham
Sharratt Street, SE15 Sharratt Street, albeit with a re-alignment, survived the redevelopment of the surrounding area.
Silkin Mews, SE15 Silkin Mews is in Peckham
Springall Street, SE15 Springall Street runs off Meeting House Lane.
Studholme Street, SE15 Studholme Street is in an area of Peckham
Sylvan Grove, SE15 Sylvan Grove is in an area of Peckham
The Carlton Works, SE15 The Carlton Works, forms part of the London suburb of Peckham
Tustin Street, SE15 Tustin Street was replaced by the Tustin Estate in the mid 1960s.
Wagner Street, SE15 Wagner Street is in the Peckham part of the SE15 area
Wales Close, SE15 Wales Close lies off Asylum Road.
Wardalls Grove, SE14 A street within the SE14 postcode
White Lion Court, SE15 White Lion Court is in an area of Peckham
White Post Street, SE14 White Post Street is one of the streets of London in the SE15 postal area.
Windspoint Drive, SE15 Windspoint Drive is a location in Peckham

NEARBY PUBS
Asylum tavern This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Duke of sussex This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
Prince of wales This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.
The windsor This pub existed immediately prior to the 2020 global pandemic and may still do so.


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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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In the neighbourhood...

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Tustin Estate block, Peckham (2021) As cladding was updated on the Tustin Estate, a distinctive new colour combination - rockpanel chameleon - was used
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The sense of dereliction present in Bolina Road, near Millwall FC’s home ground at The Den, has allowed the local film office to promote the street for use in dramas.
Credit: Lewisham Film Office
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