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Caroline Gardens (also known as The Licensed Victuallers Asylum)

Introduction

The Licensed Victuallers Asylum opened in 1833, initially designed to provide 43 homes for retired victuallers, but over the next decades demand for accommodation was such that it expanded considerably, becoming the largest almshouse complex in London. The first range is on 3 sides of a quadrangle overlooking a large expanse of garden, with railings to the road. In 1959 the Society moved to new Almshouses in Denham and in 1960 Camberwell Borough Council acquired the property for council housing. It was renamed Caroline

Visitor Access, Directions & Contacts

Access contact details

Opening is unrestricted.

Directions

Rail: Queen's Road Peckham. Bus: 21, 53, 172, P13 (walk)

Owners

LB Southwark

History

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Features & Designations

Designations

  • Conservation Area

  • Reference: Caroline Gardens
Key Information

Type

Garden

Purpose

Public Park

Period

Victorian (1837-1901)

Survival

Extant

Open to the public

Yes

References

Contributors

  • London Parks and Gardens Trust