House clearance Peckham SE15
Few little facts about Peckham
Peckham is situated in the London Borough of Southwark. Peckham is a Saxon place name meaning the village of the River Peck, a small stream that ran through the district until it was enclosed in 1823. Peckham appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Pecheham. It was held by the Bishop of Lisieux from the Bishop of Bayeux.
The oldest surviving building in Peckham is 2 Wood's Road, built in 1690.
Peckham became popular as a wealthy residential area by the 16th century and there are several claims that Christopher Wren had local links.
The village was the last stopping point for many cattle drovers taking their livestock for sale in London. The drovers stayed in the local inns (such as The Red Cow) while the cattle were safely secured overnight in holding pens. Most of the villagers were agricultural or horticultural workers but with the early growth of the suburbs an increasing number worked in the brick industry that exploited the local London Clay.
Peckham was the setting of the television situation comedy Only Fools and Horses, although the series was filmed elsewhere. The television situation comedy Desmond's was made by Channel 4 and was filmed and set in Peckham.
The Ballad of Peckham Rye, a 1960 novel by Muriel Spark is set in Peckham.