Conservation Area

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Peckham has a long history. In 1700 it was a rural village of just 600 people, centred on the junctions of the High Street, Hill Street, and Rye Lane. By 1800...
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Peckham has a long history. In 1700 it was a rural village of just 600 people, centred on the junctions of the High Street, Hill Street, and Rye Lane. By 1800...


Proposed Peckham Conservation Area
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Proposed Peckham Conservation Area


Peckham is constantly losing great buildings
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Peckham is constantly losing great buildings


Peckham has some Fantastic Townscape!
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Peckham has some Fantastic Townscape!


Houses from Peckham's village past still stand on the High Street
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In the 1930s the Royal Commision surveyed seventeenth and eighteenth century buildings in Peckham. Although many of these buildings have since been lost, some as recently as the 1980s, there are two groupings of vernacular buildings that still survive. In his groundbreaking 2004 study...


Peckham Hill Street - A coordinated late Georgian development
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In 1797 Sir Thomas Bond's Manor House was demolished and the Shard family began to develop Hill Street. The street was built between 1812 and 1860, and although most of the eastern side was demolished in the twentieth century, the western side survives...


Peckham Rye Station - A hidden Victorian gem
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Peckham Rye Station is the grandest example of High Victorian architecture in Peckham and its construction in 1864 helped transform Peckham from the genteel suburb surrounded by open fields to a well populated south London district. The station now...


We need to protect the centre of Peckham with a conservation area
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If Southwark Council designates a conservation area for central Peckham it would enable the various buildings of interest to be protected from demolition. The other benefits of a conservation area include the ability for the Council and local people to improve the quality of new developments. The Peckham Society welcomes new development and supports challenging contemporary design like the Peckham Library. Our campaign for a conservation area focuses on raising the profile and quality of both historic and contemporary architecture not simply the preservation of historic townscape. A conservation area will allow the council to insist on better quality buildings in our town centre. Further, the designation of a conservation area will also open the door to historic area grant schemes which can be targeted towards improving shopfronts and the repair and reuse of empty and unused buildings.