NEW CHURCH ROAD.

Yesterday & Today
How we lived then & How we live now
kiwi
Posts: 1751
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:53 am

NEW CHURCH ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:34 pm

New Church Road was originally laid out as an elegant approach road to St. George’s Church – new at the time – but contained some poor housing by 1898. After the war, houses started to be cleared and prefabs were built in this area of the park. Back down New Church Road, outside the park, stands Evelina Mansions. With its decorative flourishes of brick and ironwork, it was built to provide decent accommodation for the urban working classes. New Church Road originally ran from Camberwell Road to Wells Way.
New Church Road, Camberwell,Evelina Mansions c1898  X.jpg
New Church Road,Evelina Mansions c1898
New Church Road, Evelina Mansions,2017. X.jpg
Evelina Mansions,2017.Edmund Street left
EDMUND St, CAMBERWELL, 1953. NEW CHURCH STREET X.jpg
EDMUND St,1953.

New Church Road, Victory Square which is just visible as a tiny street on the right-hand side of the road just beyond the third car. All have disappeared, now Burgess Park  X.jpg
New Church Road, the reclamation/junk yard is where the phone box is, Victory Square which is just visible as a tiny street on the right-hand side of the road just beyond the third car.
New Church Road now stops at the gate where the white van is, now Burgess Park. Southampton Way going right X.jpg
New Church Road now stops at the gate where the white van is, now Burgess Park. Southampton Way going right.

New Church Road is now one of the last ‘ghost roads’ of Burgess Park – residual streets today stranded amidst green space. Just tarmac and kerbs remain – without traffic, buildings, or borders. It represents an echo of times when this area was densely built over and bustling with homes and businesses. Over nearly 200 years, it has seen a whole community come and go, and now even the road is slated for removal in 2017. I assume all have disappeared.?

kiwi
Posts: 1751
Joined: Sat Jan 14, 2017 2:53 am

Re: NEW CHURCH ROAD.

Postby kiwi » Fri Jul 20, 2018 1:39 am

New Church Rd. Admiral Codrington Pub 1977. Closed and demolished now flats.jpg
. Admiral Codrington Pub 1977. Closed and demolished now flats.
New Church Road, site of Admiral Codrington Pub. 2017.jpg
New Church Road, site of Admiral Codrington Pub. 2017


Return to “Buildings & Streets”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest