Peckham in 1842
Peckham is a hamlet of Camberwell, which it adjoins on the east : it consists of the main street on the road from Camberwell to Deptford, and of some others. There are a number of good houses, especially those which have been built round a large common called Peckham Rye. One of the new cemeteries for the metropolis is at Nunhead, near Peckham Rye. Peckham has two episcopal chapels of no architectural pretension, and several dissenting places of worship.