Streatham, Lambeth, 1898


By 1898 Streatham had a fairly even mix of terraced and large semi-detached houses along most of the roads.

Some private residences of wealthy merchants remain, like Henry Tate's house Park Hill, which was later a convent and converted into luxury apartments in 2002.

Though the railway had established Streatham as a desirable area for commuters, some surrounding farms and fields still remained, such as the one next to the Streatham Spa Wells (later Curtis Dairy and now Unigate), which delivered Streatham's (spa) mineral waters with the milk.

The two main estates developed from the sale of large mansions were Streatham Park, 1863, from the sale of the Thrale estate to the south of Tooting Bec Common, and the Coventry Park Estate in land surrounding Coventry Hall, just north of Streatham Common.

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Extract from the Ordnance Survey, Second Edition, Surrey Sheet VIII SW, 1898.