Dulwich Local History Books
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History of the Parish of Camberwell, Vol. I, by William Harnett Blanch
First published in 1875 as “Ye Parish of Camerwell” (note the ancient spelling), History of the Parish of Camberwell, Vol. I includes Peckham, Nunhead, Dulwich, East Dulwich, part of Herne Hill, and of course Camberwell itself. This FamLoc edition has been amended slightly from the original. There has been the inevitable changes to format and structure, and the illustrations have been moved to coincide better with the text. The prose has been faithfully retained, other than changes to a handful of typographical errors and the very few instances where clarity was required.
The footnotes of the original have been incorporated into the new Notes chapter at the end of the book, the annotated text being underlined.
History of the Parish of Camberwell vol I contains more than 500 pages, and has a wealth of interesting facts and info, including the origins of the names of streets and places, geology, parochial history, churches and chapels, population, influential individuals and families, schools, transport, charities, and much more. It will be of great interest to local historians, family historians, and others with connections to Camberwell and its surrounding area.
History of the Parish of Camberwell, Vol. II, by William Harnett Blanch
This second volume is particularly interesting for those looking for information on Dulwich, as it has a chapter especially dedicated to Dulwich College.
Chapters concerning Dulwich:
Chapter 24: The Hamlet of Dulwich
Chapter 25: Memoir of Edward Alleyn (Founder of the College)
Chapter 26: Dulwich College
Chapter 27: Appendix to Dulwich College
More Dulwich History Books and Maps
We include various Dulwich local history books of interest. We also include the excellent Godfrey maps of Dulwich, which show the streets, houses, public houses, etc., and have the bonus of having a Business Directory of the area on the reverse.
We are always interested in suggestions for more Dulwich local history books.