55 - 57 Friary Road, Peckham, Southwark, 1980

55-57 friary road, 1980. Click to enlarge


Friary Road, previously Lower Park Road, was developed in the 1840s when Peckham was a desirable middle class suburb. The Peckham Park area was also known as Peckham New Town.

The character of the area became more popular and less prosperous with the introduction of effective public transport, notably horse trams after 1870. The development of the 1830s and 1840s, tended to be either back terraces, like these, or stucco villas or semis.

See historic maps of Peckham