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.
[[Image:Modern 17th century high street.jpg|left|200px|58-62 Peckham High St
late 17th Century]]
Today many of the early buildings of Peckham survive. On the High Street there are some 17th and early 18th century reminders of the old village alongside later Georgian development. No 58 was [http://www.britishlistedbuildings.co.uk/en-496132-58-camberwell Grade 2 listed] in October 2009.