Nunhead  Surrey


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Nunhead like this:

NUNHEAD, a hamlet in Camberwell parish, Surrey; adjacent to the boundary with Kent, 1 mile S S E of Peckham, and 1½ S S W of New Cross r. station. It comprises Nunhead-grove, Nunhead-green, Linden-grove, Osborne-villas, Albion-villas, Zetland-terrace, Elm-place, York-place, and other lines and groups of houses, together with detached villas and cottages; lies within London S E postal delivery; and contains an Independent chapel, the Beerseller's asylum, seven alms-houses, and a public cemetery. ...

The Independent chapel stands in Linden-grove; was erected about 1858; and is a commodious stone structure. The Beerseller's asylum stands on Nunhead-green; was erected in 1853; is a whitebrick edifice, in the Tudor style; and contains accommodation for 13 inmates. The alms-houses stand in Albert-road; were erected in 1834, by the Girdlers' company; and are called Beeston's gift. The cemetery lieson a declivity; comprises 50 acres; is very tastefullylaid out; has a handsome iron gate, flanked by lodges; and contains, in the centre, on the highest ground, a Churchmen's octagonal chapel, with a W tower, and, on the right-hand side, a Dissenters' plain chapel.

Nunhead through time

Nunhead is now part of Southwark district. Click here for graphs and data of how Southwark has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Nunhead itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Nunhead, in Southwark and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 29th February 2020

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