Area Guide - Buying Properties in Deptford


Deptford, separated from Greenwich by Deptford Creek, holds a significant history with the Royal Navy. Presently, it stands as a dynamic and diverse area, marked by the coexistence of artists and students with traditional South London families. The influence of African and Vietnamese cultures is notable in local cafes and along the high street. Supporting artists, projects like Enclave provide space for work and exhibitions.

Buying Properties in Deptford

Deptford History

Deptford's name comes from being a 'deep ford' for the river Ravensbourne and was part of the Roman road from London to the south of England. The road was used by the pilgrims to Canterbury as shown in Chaucer's medieval Canterbury Tales. Deptford's heyday was from the 16th to 19th century when the Royal Dockyards were operating. Started in 1513 by Henry VIII, the dockyard saw the ship Golden Hind and the knighting of Francis Drake by Queen Elizabeth I in 1581. Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare's contemporary playwright, was famously murdered in Deptford in 1593 and is buried in St Nicholas church. The dockyards eventually declined, and Deptford became a livestock transportation centre providing meat to London and supplying the military.

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