TQ3277 : Canal Street, SE5

taken 7 years ago, near to Camberwell, Southwark, Great Britain

Canal Street, SE5
Canal Street, SE5
Canal Street, as its name suggests, once led to a canal. The canal has been filled in, and the streets, houses and industrial buildings which surrounded it have been demolished. Burgess Park, which is a large park, has been created on the site.

Canal Street itself was one of several roads within Burgess Park which had been closed, but not removed. The park is due to receive a major facelift in 2011 and into 2012. This will include removing most of the abandoned roads within the park.

In the background are flats belonging to the Aylesbury Estate, a large council estate built in the 1960s and early 1970s. This estate is starting to undergo a major regeneration programme which will take a number of years to complete.
Burgess Park :: TQ3377
Burgess Park, in inner South East London, is unusual as it is a large park created on a "brownfield" site.

The area was previously occupied by streets, houses and light industry as well as a branch of the Surrey Canal. Plans to create a park here started in the 1940s. At the time, there was very little green open space in this part of inner city London.

The park gradually grew, but in rather haphazard fashion with decaying, abandoned roads still cutting into the park. In 2011-2012 the park closed for about a year so that major work could be done to regenerate the park.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 29 May, 2011   (more nearby)
Sunday, 29 May, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Park and Public Gardens  Suburb, Urban fringe  Roads, Road transport  Derelict, Disused 
Place (from Tags)
Burgess Park  Camberwell  South London 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 327 776 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:28.9448N 0:5.3779W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 327 776
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North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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