Woodlands Place Street Study

OS Map 5ft to 1 mile, London, 1893-6 (https://maps.nls.uk)

Woodlands Place was a small cul-de-sac of 15 houses in Bermondsey, London. The houses were only on the east side of the road; the west occupied by a tannery and eventually the Alaska Fur Factory owned by C.W. Martin & Son. The 1861 census returns are the first to mention this street. In the 1930s, Woodlands Place was renamed Bacon Grove. The street still exists today.

1910 Inland Revenue Valuation Map (www.layersoflondon.org)
The junction of Spa Road and Grange Road 1900 (Southwark Local History Library)
Woodlands Place 1922 (Southwark Local History Library)
Woodlands Place 1922 (Southwark Local History Library)
Woodlands Place 1922 (Southwark Local History Library)
OS Map 1:2500, London, 1940s (www.layersoflondon.org)
Bermondsey Baths on the corner of Woodlands Place 1930s (Southwark Local History Library)
Alaska Factory taken from Bacon Grove (C. Jolliffe 2019)

Why Woodlands Place?

My family moved from Turner’s Retreat to Woodlands Place in about 1912. My grandmother’s 1919 marriage certificate shows her address was Number 14. My great grandfather died in Number 15 in 1923. Several great Aunts and Uncles lived at these two houses to about 1951.