Lover’s Walk, SE21

Cattle grid in/near Dulwich, existing between 1768 and now

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Lover’s Walk, SE21

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Cattle grid · Dulwich · SE21 ·

The walkway between Gallery Road and College Road has had many names.

There was a medieval field system between the two roads. In 1989, the Museum of London carried out an exploratory dig here to verify this. Amongt the fields, a path became known as Lovers Lane or Pensioners’ Walk.

In 1768 the right of way received an official name - The Grove. Grove Field lay on its south side.

Lover’s Walk had become its informal name by 1876 - in May that year, a news report recorded an incident here. In 2012, the Dulwich Estate agreed to calls for Lover’s Walk to be the formal name.

For cyclists it has yet another name - it is part of the Traylen Trail.

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Acacia Grove, SE21 Acacia Grove dates from 1866.
Alleyn Crescent, SE21 Alleyn Crescent is a twentieth century development running between Alleyn Road and Alleyn Park.
Alleyn Park, SE21 Alleyn Park overlooks Dulwich College playing fields.
Alleyn Road, SE21 Alleyn Road is named for Edward Alleyn, actor and local benefactor.
Allison Grove, SE21 Allison Grove is named after Allison Allen Marshall.
Ardbeg Road, SE24 Ardbeg Road is named after a village in Argyll.
Aysgarth Road, SE21 Aysgarth Road was named in 1896 after a country estate of Edward Alleyn.
Beckwith Road, SE24 Beckwith Road was named after William Beckwith Towse, who, as trustee of this estate, was responsible for laying out the building plots.
Berry Lane, SE27 Berry Lane is a road in the SE27 postcode area
Bowen Drive, SE21 Bowen Drive is part of the Kingswood Estate
Boxall Road, SE21 Boxall Road was formerly Boxall Row.
Burbage Road, SE21 Burbage Road is named for the Elizabethan actor Richard Burbage, near contemporary of Edward Alleyn.
Calton Avenue, SE21 Calton Avenue was named for Thomas Calton who bought Dulwich Manor in 1544.
Carnac Street, SE27 Carnac Street is one of the streets of London in the SE27 postal area.
Carson Road, SE21 Carson Road is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.
Casino Avenue, SE24 ’Casino’ was a house built in 1800 by Richard Shawe.
Chalford Road, SE21 Chalford Road is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.
Church Approach, SE21 Church Approach - the connecting road between Alleyn Road and South Croxted Road - leads to Emmanuel Church.
Clive Road, SE21 Clive Road is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.
College Gardens, SE21 College Gardens was named for its proximity to the Old College, Dulwich.
College Road entrance, SE21 College Road entrance is a road in the SE21 postcode area
College Road, SE21 College Road was named in 1876 after the opening of the new Dulwich College Road.
Constable Walk, SE21 Constable Walk is a small road off the west side of College Road.
Court Lane Gardens, SE21 Court Lane Gardens is set back from Court Lane, on the north side of Dulwich Park.
Croxted Road, SE21 Croxted Road is a very ancient Dulwich thoroughfare.
Curtain Pond Cottages, KT11 A street within the SE21 postcode
Dekker Road, SE21 Dekker Road was called after Thomas Dekker, poet and dramatist, and contemporary of Edward Alleyn.
Delawyk Crescent, SE24 Delawyk Crescent marks a former way that ’Dulwich’ was once spelled.
Desenfans Road, SE21 Desenfans Road was named in honour of benefactors of Dulwich Picture Gallery, Margaret and Noel Desenfans.
Deventer Crescent, SE22 Deventer Crescent is a road in the SE22 postcode area
Dovercourt Road, SE21 Dovercourt Road is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Druce Road, SE21 Druce Road is name after a firm of solicitors
Dulwich Rise Gardens, SE22 Dulwich Rise Gardens is a road in the SE22 postcode area
Dulwich Village, SE21 Dulwich Village was formerly the High Street of Dulwich.
Elmwood Road, SE24 Elmwood Road was named in 1891 after Elm Cottage and Elm Field.
Elmworth Grove, SE21 Elmworth Grove is part of a Council-built estate on the north side of Park Hall Road, west of Croxted Road.
Ferrings, SE21 Ferrings is a 1967 development near the Toll Gate.
Frank Dixon Close, SE21 Frank Dixon Close, like Frank Dixon Way, is named after a governor of Dulwich College.
Frank Dixon Way, SE21 Frank Dixon Way was named after a Dulwich Estates and College Governor of the 1930s.
Gallery Road, SE21 Gallery Road links Dulwich village to Dulwich Common, taking its name from the Dulwich Picture Gallery.
Gilkes Crescent, SE21 Gilkes Crescent was named in memory of Arthur Herman Gilkes, Master of Dulwich College 1885-1914.
Gilkes Crescent, SE22 Gilkes Crescent is a road in the SE22 postcode area
Gilkes Place, SE21 Gilkes Place was formerly Elms Road.
Glazebrook Close, SE21 Glazebrook Close is on the main part of the Dulwich estate north of Acacia Grove.
Great Spilmans, SE22 Great Spilmans is a modern name for a road that lies south of East Dulwich Grove between Gilkes Crescent and Calton Avenue.
Green Dale Close, SE22 Green Dale Close is a road in the SE22 postcode area
Green Dale, SE22 Green Dale’s southern section was originally a grassy lane, probably of great antiquity, leading to the old parish church of St Giles, Camberwell.
Hambledon Place, SE21 Hambledon Place is named for Hambledon House.
Herne Hill Velodrome, SE21 Herne Hill Velodrome is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Herne Hill Velodrome, SE24 Herne Hill Velodrome is a road in the SE24 postcode area
Hillsboro Road, SE22 Hillsboro Road marks an old footpath connecting East Dulwich and the Village.
Hunts Slip Road, SE21 Hunts Slip Road connects College Road with Alleyn Park.
Ildersly Grove, SE21 Ildersly Grove is believed to be a mis-spelling of the surname of Thomas Iddersleigh, one time Secretary of the Crystal Palace Company.
Kempis Way, SE22 Kempis Way, on the ’Dutch estate’ was completed in 1969.
Kingswood Estate, SE21 Kingswood Estate is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.
LEONORA TYSON MEWS, SE21 LEONORA TYSON MEWS is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Lings Coppice, SE21 Lings Coppice is a modern road with a name first mentioned in a survey done for Henry VIII in 1542-43.
Little Bornes, SE21 Little Bornes is a modern development in Alleyn Park, south of Kingsdale School.
Lyall Avenue, SE21 Lyall Avenue is one of the streets of the Kingswood Estate.
Myton Road, SE21 Myton Road is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Nello James Gardens, SE21 Nello James Gardens is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Nello James Gardens, SE27 Nello James Gardens is a road in the SE27 postcode area
Nimegen Way, SE22 Nimegen Way is part of the ’Dutch’ Estate.
Park Hall Road, SE21 Park Hall Road is named for Hall Place, a house which stood here until 1882.
Pickwick Road, SE21 Pickwick Road was built on the site of the Greyhound pub.
Pond Cottages, SE21 Pond Cottages were first mentioned as ’Millpond Cottages’ in 1791, when leased to William Oxlade.
Pond Mead, SE21 Pond Mead takes its name from Pond House (formerly Pond Place).
Red Post Hill, SE21 Red Post Hill is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.
Red Post Hill, SE24 Red Post Hill was the ancient highway leading from Dulwich to London
Roseway, SE21 Roseway was built after the First World War by the Estates Governors’ Cottage Building Scheme on a field used by Causton’s Athletic Club.
Ryecotes Mead, SE21 Ryecotes Mead was indirectly named for John and Cristina de Reygate, a couple from the 14th century.
sliproad, SE26 sliproad is a road in the SE26 postcode area
South Croxted Road, SE21 South Croxted Road is the southern continuation towards Gipsy Hill of Croxted Road.
Steen Way, SE22 Steen Way is named after the 17th century artist, Jan Steen.
Stonehills Court, SE21 Stonehills Court was named after a house called Stonehills which stood on the site.
Tarbert Road, SE22 Tarbert Road is one of the streets of London in the SE22 postal area.
Terborch Way, SE22 Terborch Way was named after a Deventer, Netherlands-based 17th century artist, Gerard Terborch.
Thorncombe Road, SE22 Thorncombe Road was constructed on the line of an old footpath leading from East Dulwich Grove to Dulwich.
Tollgate Drive, SE21 Tollgate Drive is a 1966 development.
Townley Road, SE22 Townley Road links Lordship Lane with East Dulwich Grove
Tritton Road, SE21 Tritton Road is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.
Trossachs Road, SE22 Trossachs Road is a road in the SE22 postcode area
Trust Road, SE21 Trust Road is a road in the SE21 postcode area
Turney Road, SE21 Turney Road was named after George L. Turney of Camberwell Vestry.
Vale Street, SE27 Vale Street is a road in the SE27 postcode area
Village Way, SE21 Village Way links Half Moon Lane and Dulwich Village.
Woodyard Lane, SE21 Woodyard Lane once led to a Dulwich Estates woodyard at the end of the lane.
Wykeham Mansions, SE21 Wykeham Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SE21 postal area.
Wyneham Road, SE24 Wyneham Road is a road in the SE24 postcode area

Queen's Park

Queen's Park lies between Kilburn and Kensal Green, developed from 1875 onwards and named to honour Queen Victoria.

The north of Queen's Park formed part of the parish of Willesden and the southern section formed an exclave of the parish of Chelsea, both in the Ossulstone hundred of Middlesex. In 1889 the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works that included the southern section of Queen's Park was transferred from Middlesex to the County of London, and in 1900 the anomaly of being administered from Chelsea was removed when the exclave was united with the parish of Paddington. In 1965 both parts of Queen's Park became part of Greater London: the northern section - Queen's Park 'proper' formed part of Brent and the southern section - the Queen's Park Estate - joined the City of Westminster.

Queen's Park, like much of Kilburn, was developed by Solomon Barnett. The two-storey terraced houses east of the park, built between 1895 and 1900, typically have clean, classical lines. Those west of the park, built 1900–05, tend to be more Gothic in style. Barnett's wife was from the West Country, and many of the roads he developed are named either for places she knew (e.g. Torbay, Tiverton, Honiton) or for popular poets of the time (e.g. Tennyson). The first occupants of the area in late Victorian times were typically lower middle class, such as clerks and teachers. Queen's Park is both demographically and architecturally diverse. The streets around the park at the heart of Queens Park are a conservation area.

There is hardly any social housing in the streets around Queens Park itself, and the area was zoned as not suitable for social housing in the 1970s and 1980s as even then house prices were above average for the borough of Brent, which made them unaffordable for local Housing Associations. The main shopping streets of Salusbury Road and Chamberlayne Road have fewer convenience stores and more high-value shops and restaurants. Local schools – some of which struggled to attract the children of wealthier local families in the past – are now over-subscribed. House prices have risen accordingly.

Queen's Park station was first opened by the London and North Western Railway (LNWR) on 2 June 1879 on the main line from London to Birmingham.

Services on the Bakerloo line were extended from Kilburn Park to Queen's Park on 11 February 1915. On 10 May 1915 Bakerloo services began to operate north of Queen's Park as far as Willesden Junction over the recently built Watford DC Line tracks shared with the LNWR. As of December 2013, no mainline services calling at the station and the Watford service has been transferred to London Overground.
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