A corner of Walworth :: Shared Description

Here photographed in 2016, it appeared in a Guardian feature 'Fantasy house hunt: striking modern homes', 18 August 2018, priced at £1.085m. It was reported as being a family home and photographer's studio, "alongside and beneath a 19th century railway arch". The visible part has three storeys within a rusted steel exterior.

The triangular site was probably the leftover scrap of properties that were severed by the railway in the 19th century. On a map of 1876 it was at the foot of the Walworth Road station on the Herne Hill & City branch of the London, Chatham & Dover Railway. By 1896 there are small structures here cart sheds or lock-up stores perhaps. Pelier Street was a longer Montpelier Street. On the other side of the railway was Blucher Street. By 1914 it had been renamed Dartford Street. A map of 1954-1965 shows a building here: was it this? A map of 1971-1982 labels the site Scrap Yard. Since World War II the area has been changed by housing developments such as the Gateway Estate TQ3277 : Maisonettes, 32-108 Dartford Street, Gateway Estate, Walworth, south London, altered and renamed roads and the creation of open space.
by Robin Stott
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TQ3277 : Unusual modern house, Dartford Street, Walworth, south London by Robin Stott
TQ3277 : Unusual modern house, Dartford Street, Walworth, south London by Robin Stott
TQ3277 : Unusual modern house, Dartford Street, Walworth, south London by Robin Stott


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Created: Sun, 19 Aug 2018, Updated: Tue, 21 Aug 2018

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