Origin of Placenames in Peckham and Nunhead

Publication Date15th May 2010

Book FormatPaperback





This book offers an engaging catalogue of local place names and their history and covers the origin of pub names and local shops.
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Dulwich means the meadow where dill growsA", while Peckham means village by a hill - probably Nunhead Hill. Nunhead is a local name with particularly gruesome origins. At first NoneheadA", Elizabethan England recorded this name after a Mother Superior was beheaded for opposing Henry VIII's pitiless sacking of the monasteries. Her severed head was placed on a pike for public view at Nunhead Green. King John was believed to have killed a stag while hunting in Peckham; hence the King John pub in Peckham High Street. Origin of Place Names in Peckham and Nunhead offers a fascinating and compelling insight into the names of Peckham and Nunhead's most famous streets and places. This is a must have book for anyone with an interest in local history.

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