Map of London Poverty, Brockley, 1890


By the 1890s the fields of Brockley in Deptford had been covered by the middle class housing of the Wickham Drake estate.

The fact that some of the residents were very wealthy is indicated by the yellow colouring of two streets on this map, designed to indicate riches and poverty.

In Brockley, by this time beginning to be called Crofton Park after the station, development was only just starting.

Charles Booth, Descriptive Map of London Poverty, 1900.

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