Category Archives: Subj_Quick Look Around

Waterloo – Quick Look Around

Above: Part of John Rocque’s map (1746) shows the land that is now known as Waterloo. The area towards the northern tip of the ancient parish of Lambeth was originally marshland. It was known as Lambeth Marshe, but was drained … Continue reading

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West Norwood – Quick Look Around

Above: Part of John Rocque’s map (1746) shows land that became West Norwood. The letters are referenced in the text [in square brackets]. Before starting to explain where West Norwood is, we had better say a few words about Norwood. … Continue reading

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Kennington – Quick Look Around

Above: The land of Kennington is shown on John Rocque’s map (1746). The main roads around Kennington may not look much today but the land, first mentioned in 1072, was a manor, separated from that of Walworth by Stane Street, … Continue reading

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Brixton – Quick Look Around

Above: A part of John Rocque’s small scale map of London (1746) showing Brixton. Just because Brixton is a busy shopping centre today, does not mean that it has ancient roots as a village. The name Brixton appears in the … Continue reading

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Lambeth (Village) – Quick Look Around

Above: There are no elegant terraces of houses in Lambeth High Street. These 19th-century houses stand beside Lambeth Road, which is a short walk away. They are typical of the district. The title ‘Lambeth (Village)’ has been used to avoid … Continue reading

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Pentonville – Quick Look Around

Above: One of the more upmarket terraces in Pentonville Road. Pentonville Road is part of a long thoroughfare extending west from the City of London to join with Edgware Road at Paddington. The road was formed by a local Act … Continue reading

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Clerkenwell – Quick Look Around

Above: Looking north across Clerkenwell Green at the elegant buildings still to be seen in the area. Situated at the southern end of the London Borough of Islington – until 1965 in the Metropolitan Borough of Finsbury – is a … Continue reading

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Brockley – Quick Look Around

Brockley is a district in the London Borough of Lewisham. Before 1965, Brockley was in the old Metropolitan Borough of Lewisham, extending to the southern boundary of the old Metropolitan Borough of Deptford. Brockley Station is on the railway line … Continue reading

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Forest Hill – Quick Look Around

Above: Honor Oak Road near the junction with Westwood Park. The location is still quite wooded even today. Ask anyone where the centre of Forest Hill is today and you will probably get a reply along the lines of “Does … Continue reading

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Sydenham – Quick Look Around

Above: A Victorian terrace of shops in Sydenham Road with the red brickwork and ornate stonework. The shopping area in Sydenham is spread out along what is now called Kirkdale and the even longer Sydenham Road. If you are looking … Continue reading

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