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Ashbourne Grove
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This area (bordered by Lordship Lane, East Dulwich Road and Melbourne Grove) was built by EJ Bailey a builder from Derbyshire who gave most of of the Groves Derbyshire place-names.
Shops: Grove Vale, Melbourne Grove, Lordship Lane
Buses: 37, 40, 176, 185. P13
Rail: East Dulwich
Open space: Goose Green
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Situated between Lordship Lane and Melbourne Grove. Mid-Victorian by EJ Bailey. Named in 1873 after a Derbyshire town. Tree-lined with little traffic. 
Local recommendation: Indian Mischief restaurant at Lordship Lane end.
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Situated between Lordship Lane and Melbourne Grove but quiet. Late Victorian with bowing on ground floor. Named in 1879 after a town in Derbyshire by EJ Bailey the developer. Quiet with little traffic. 
Local recommendation: Curry Cabin Indian restaurant on corner
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Links East Dulwich with North Dulwich. Mostly Victorian and later with some early C19 mansions (eg Nos 33). Named in 1879. Cooper & Kendall built several houses there in 1880. Tree-lined road busy with traffic and on 37 bus route.
Local recommendation: No 75 William Rose Butchers
       
Grove Vale
Matham Grove
Melbourne Grove
Tell Grove
 
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Originally part of Grove Lane then later Dog Kennel Lane. Led to Grove Hill in Camberwell. Shown on Georgian maps. Late Victorian houses and shops. Now busy with traffic. 
Local recommendation: Grove Vale Shops
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Late Victorian with bows on ground and first floors. Distinctive brick styling. Named in 1879 after family of Dutch engravers. Now tree-lined one-way road. used as a cut-though in rush hour. 
Local recommendation: Veer Zara Indian restaurant (on corner with Lordship Lane) 
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Tree-lined road that runs between Lordship Lane and Grove Vale. Victorian terraces & fine large  semi-detached with C20 social housing. Named in 1878. Some rush-hour traffic.  
Local recommendation: Melbourne Grove shops
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Quiet L-shaped road between East Dulwich Grove and Melbourne Grove with late Victorian terraces. One terrace is bowed on the ground floor. The others terraces are flat-fronted.
Named in 1879. Local recommendation: Green & Blue Wine bar/shop.
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