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Anerley & Penge
Elephant and Castle
Old Kent Road
1062 Reference to Brixges Stane meaning 'at the edge of the stone (OE stan) of Brihtsige'. This referred to a hundred or district of Surrey where the men of the hundred convened.
Main settlement was at Stockwell with small settlements at Brixton Hill and Coldharbour Lane.
1279 Reference to Brixistane
1850s Angell Town laid out on east side of Brixton Road.
1853 St John¹s Church by Benjamin Ferrey built.
1859-62 Railway viaducts of London Chatham & Dover built.
1862 Brixton station opened
1870 Ordnance Survey map of Brixton order now
1870s Loughborough Junction developed.
1873 Vincent Van Gogh lived at 87 Hackford Road, Brixton
1874 St John the Divine, Vassall Road, by GE Street.
1877 Bon Marche opened (cloed in 197*)
1880s Trams led to development of Brixton Hill.
1885-8 Electric Avenue built. First to be lit by electricity.
1890 Interior of St John the Divine, Vassall Road, decorated by Bodley.
1892 Sheep grazing at Brixton Oval
1893 Tate Central Library opened.
1894 Ordnance Survey map of Brixton order now
1896 Brixton Theatre, Brixton Oval, opened next to Brixton Library.
1898 Empress Theatre opened on Brighton Terrace
1900 Lambeth Council established.
1902 Christ Church, Brixton Road opened.
1908 Town Hall, by Warwick & Austen Hall. Max Wall, entertainer, born Brixton Road.
1911 March: Electric Pavilion (Horner & Lewis)) opened on Brixton Oval.
(initials EP can still be seen on the corner of the building).
1913 Palladium Picture Playhouse (by Gilbert Booth), Brixton Hill, opened.
Prewar BrixtonOrdnance Survey map of Brixton
192* Morleys opened (472-488 Brixton Road)
c1924 Brixton Market built for street traders with Reliance Arcade, 45 Brixton Road.
1928 Market Row added as second Brixton Market arcade.
1929 Brixton Astoria, by EA Stone, opened. as a cinema on the Stockwell Road.
Brixton in WW2
Post war Brixton
A History of Brixton - Alan Piper (Brixton Society 1996)
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