Map of Deptford New Town, c. 1870


The building of St John's Church in 1855 was a powerful stimulus to the extension of the New Town east of Friendly Street, and gave that area its distinct name, St John's.

The rapid increase of houses persuaded the South Eastern Railway Company to open its new St John's station in 1873, only a few years after this map was produced.

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Ordnance Survey 1869 - 1871.