Sunray Estate, Camberwell, c. 1920



Two images of the Sunray Estate.

The Sunray Estate was built by the Camberwell Borough Council in the early 1920s, on land held on a 200 year lease from the Dulwich Estate.

Previously the land had been the grounds of Casino House.

The Dulwich Estate was 'encouraged' to make the lease following threats by the CBC to use compulsory purchase powers it had gained in the 1919 Housing Act.

The estate was designed on garden principles by Edwin Hall, architect of Eltham's Progress Estate.

The church in the background in the first photograph is St Faith's, built for the estate's new residents.