Dulwich was on the receiving end of 41 V1's and 3 V2. It is hardly surprising so many Flyings Bombs fell as the Nazis
erroneously had North Dulwich Station as their mean aiming point. The worst tragedies were wen a V1 hit the co-op in
Lordship Lane killing 23 and when a rocket struck Etherow Street killing 24
V1 & V2 logs SE21&22 Dulwich
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Looking from South Croxted Road to the Back of the shops in Park Hall Road after a V1 on the 7th July.
The photo on the right is from the same spot in 2003.
The pictures above show Friern Road SE22 at much the same spot. The first is probably in the 1940's or 50's and the
second was taken in 2003 after Local authority housing was built on the site. Many V weapon sites were used by the
councils after the war to provided much needed housing. The damage in this road resulted from both a V1 on the 20th of
June 1944 which injured 30 people and the Etherow Street V2 as mentioned above.
Dulwich College 10th July 1944 after a
V1 badly damaged the South East End
Etherow Street SE22. This area was
devastated by a V2 on the first
November 1944. Both sides of the street
suffered major damage and have been
totally re-built. 24 people died in this
attack
Chaos at the junction of Rosendale Road and Lovelace Road as a result of a Flying Bomb 23rd June 1944 which killed 6
people. The houses have been re-rebuilt to the same design .If you look carefully though you will see their first floor were
built to a lower height, probably to spare bricks in the post war shortages.
Image used with
the kind
permission of the
London Borough
of Lambeth
Archives
Department
The V1 Site in Lordship Lane near the
Townley Road junction. This was as a
result of a Flying Bomb 22nd August
1944 and some of the site still retains
prefabs
PostCode

PostCode

Borough

 

Type

Area

Position

 

Deaths

Date

Time

Notes

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

NE quad of junction Lordship Lane and Friern Road

0

20/06/1944

18:12

The first V1 to fall in Dulwich 8 houses were demolished,55 suffered severe damage and 71 slight damage. The area today around Friern Road and Etherow Street has been totally re-developed as a result of this V1 and the V2 which fell on the 1st November

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

East Dulwich road

0

22/06/1944

05:26

This V1 was reported by the fire brigade, somewhere in the East Dulwich Road, it is noted that the only damage was the destruction of public toilets. The exact location is not noted

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Greendale

0

23/06/1944

02:11

This was the first of four V1's that fell in the sports grounds around Greendale. This one damaged a house and sports pavilion. .

SE21

Lambeth

V1

Dulwich

Rosendale Road North side just before it become Lovelace Road

4

23/06/1944

04:05

This was The First V1 to fall in Dulwich SE21. Six houses were demolished and 20 damaged by the blast. There was a further V1 in Lovelace Road on the 1st August which fell further up on the North side past Christchurch. Visiting the road today it is difficult to find signs of the damage because the demolished houses have been re-built in exactly the same style as they were previously. However, careful inspection reveals 1940's style brickwork on the flank walls of the houses which have been re-built in the same style as their 1920' neighbours

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

End of Grange Lane

0

26/06/1944

02:24

This V1 fell on the club house of Dulwich Golf Course and totally destroyed it. There is also a record that War Department buildings were damaged but no further detail was provided. As there was an anti aircraft gun on what is still known as the gun site allotments it would seem likely that they were buildings associated with this installation. The club house has been totally re-built in post war style

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

College Road near Huntslip Road

0

27/06/1944

02:33

This V1 stuck near Tollgate house demolishing it and causing much damage to surrounding property.

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

Dulwich Common/Old Alleynian Rugby Ground

0

30/06/1944

09:56

This Flying bomb fell on the Old Alleynian Rugby ground, causing damage to surrounding property (presumably in Dulwich Common).

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

South end Henslow Road junction with Underhill Road

3

30/06/1944

11:14

This was the first of 4 V1's that fell in a fairly small area of East Dulwich causing widespread damage. 4 houses were demolished and 15 badly damaged in Underhill Road. 2 were demolished and 6 badly damaged and 87 damaged in Henslowe Road. 20 houses and other buildings damaged in Barry Road. Part of this Flying bomb site remains relatively undeveloped and still has 1940's prefabs erected on it.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Camberwell old Cemetery

0

01/07/1944

23:24

The V1 fell in Camberwell old Cemetery. Surrounding property suffered from blast damage

SE21

Lambeth

V1

Dulwich

Elmsworth Grove

0

02/07/1944

01:14

This V1 caused substantial damage to Elmsworth Grove, Carson Road, Rosendale Road and South Croxted Road. There were no casualties recorded. The area has been totally re-developed as the Rosendale Road Estate. This was the first of 5 V1's that were to fall in a fairly small area of West Dulwich causing widespread damage

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

College Road at Woodhall house

0

03/07/1944

08:53

This V1 struck the large Woodhall house which was a Victorian industrialist’s house in College Road. It was demolished in the incident. The site today has been re-developed as Woodhall Drive.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Greendale

0

04/07/1944

10:37

The second of 4 V1's that was to fall in the Greendale area. This one fell in the grounds of Bessemer Grange and caused some damage to property.

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

Junction Park Hall Road and Alleyn Road

3

05/07/1944

04:26

This was the second of five V1's that were to fall in this area of West Dulwich causing substantial damage. 8 houses were totally demolished as was the Alleyns Head pub and there was severe damage to 40 others. Today the pub has been re-built on the other side of Park Hall Road and the original pub site re-developed with housing.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

West side Woodvale nr jnct with Lordship Lane

14

06/07/1944

06:41

Picked up from FB report. This is shown as a separate incident to the one at Woodvale at 06.42 the call number is different to I think it is 2 separate bombs. Date and time from FB report FB report 6 houses demolished and 50 severely damaged. 14 dead and 8 injured Map check LMA bomb damage maps Position : Can only find one Fly in Woodvale on bomb map but extent of damage would seem to confirm 2 x Fly Rechecked the Fb report yet again….the call numbers are different, the damage descriptions are totally different the number of pumps in attendance is different. This is either a re-write if the same report or 2 Fly's I believe it is 2 Flys' Deaths confirmed in ARP record but shown as one incident 14 confirmed CWG some at 1-3 2 at 15 ??/

se22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Junction Lordship lane and Woodvale

0

06/07/1944

06:42

Map check LMA Bomb map/General bomb damage in Woodvale not sure if this is all due to the V1/1 totally destroyed/1 Damaged beyond repair/8 Repairable at cost/ Date and time FB report FB report 1-3 Wood Vale 4 houses demolished,7 severely damaged and surrounding property slightly damaged. There now seems to another Fly at 06.41 this would explain the extent of the damage which I thought looked to much for one FLY. Rechecked the Fb report yet again….the call numbers are different, the damage descriptions are totally different the number of pumps in attendance is different. This is either a re-write if the same report or 2 Fly's I believe it is 2 Flys' Dulwich Arp records have 1 fly only at 06:40 11 dead in Woodvale at Whitegables (1-3)and also number 15

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Greendale

0

06/07/1944

09:45

The 3rd of 4 V1's that fell in the Sports grounds around Greendale. This one damaged surrounding property.

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

Junction South Croxted road Park Hall Road East side

0

07/07/1944

21:24

This V1 only fell a few hundred feet away from one two days before in Park Hall Road. This one devastated shops and houses around the Park Hall Road/South Croxted Road junction and also caused severe damage to 20 others in South Croxted Road and 14 in Ildersley Grove. No casualties were reported. The results of this can clearly be seen today where shops have been re-built at the junction on both side of South Croxted Road. This was the third V1 of five in the area

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

Dulwich Park

0

08/07/1944

23:23

The Flying bomb fell on open ground in Dulwich Park causing some damage to property.

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

Dulwich College/College Road

0

10/07/1944

22:37

The whole of the South Wing of Dulwich College was seriously damaged by this V1. The buildings damaged included the Science block and rifle range. There were 3 injuries. This end of the College was re-built in the 1960's

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Lordship Lane/Court Lane junction

1

11/07/1944

17:59

This incident was at the junction of Lordship lane and Court Lane. It was a direct hit on the Fire station and also caused extensive damage to surrounding areas.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Dulwich Hospital

0

12/07/1944

21:29

This V1 impacted on the West Side of Dulwich hospital. A boiler house was demolished and a range of hospital buildings suffered severe blast damage.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Between Lordship Lane, Court Lane and Eynella Road

0

13/07/1944

17:22

The V1 fell in the area behind Dulwich Library at the junction of Lordship lane and Woodwarde Road. It injured 14 people and demolished part of a church and the priest’s house in Lordship Lane. . 9 shops and 40 houses suffered severe damage in Lordship lane and 50 houses badly damaged in Court Lane. The damaged/rebuilt area can clearly be seen.

SE21

Lambeth

V1

Dulwich

South Croxted Road Opposite Acacia Grove

0

18/07/1944

22:10

This V1 on South Croxted Road was the 4th of 5 within a very small area. It demolished 3 houses in South Croxted Road and seriously damaged 20 others. . The area today has been re-developed with 60's flats and houses.

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

College Road site of current Frank Dixon Way

0

19/07/1944

07:55

The V1 landed in College Road near the entrance of the modern Frank Dixon way. It demolished 4 houses and caused severe damage to 10 others. There were no casualties. The site was cleared post war and now leads to the Frank Dixon way estate.

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

East side Alleyn Park

0

21/07/1944

02:02

This V1 fell behind the houses that used to stand in Alleyn Park, around the site of the current Kingswood school. 7 houses suffered severe damage but there were no casualties. The whole of that side of Alleyn Park was demolished post war and replaced with the school and housing.

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

Gallery Road

0

21/07/1944

02:27

The V1 very seriously damaged Sloane’s Dulwich Picture Gallery. It has been renovated only in the 1930's. Many paintings were lost although the most important ones had been removed to safe storage. Severe damage was also caused to the Old college and to 4 houses. There was no casualties. After the war the gallery was re-built to the original plans but you can still clearly see variances in the brickwork where the building has been extensively rebuilt

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Between Barry Road and Hinsman Road

1

21/07/1944

12:34

The second of 4 V1's that were to fall in a small area of East Dulwich. It demolished 20 houses and badly damaged 52 others. The area has been re-developed with post war housing.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Camberwell Cemetery

0

22/07/1944

00:59

This V1 fell in Camberwell cemetery near one tree Hill and caused damage to surrounding property but no casualties.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Between Overhill and DunstansRoad

0

22/07/1944

01:00

The V1 struck in Overhill Road on the area now developed as the Dawsons Heights estate. Several large houses were demolished.

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

Dulwich Park

0

22/07/1944

11:15

The second V1 to fall in Dulwich Park, causing damage to surrounding property.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Honor Oak

Peckham Rye by Holmstall/Collyton Road :

0

23/07/1944

01:35

This was the first of 2 V1's that were to fall in the Peckham Rye , at the junction of Home stall and Colton Road. Surrounding property is recorded as having been damaged.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Honor Oak

Peckham Rye by Holmstall/Collyton Road

0

27/07/1944

19:30

This V1 fell at more or less the same spot as the one 4 days earlier, in Peckham Rye at the junction of Homestall and Colyton Road. It damaged property .

SE21

Lambeth

V1

Dulwich

Lovelace Road North side

2

01/08/1944

14:16

This was the second V1 to fall in the area the other struck further down just where it become Rosendale on the 23rd June. It demolished 6 houses and badly damaged 40 others. The casualties were at 32 Lovelace Road. All the houses at this site, and the site of the bomb that fell on the 23rd June have been re-built in a very similar style to the originals

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Between Crystal Palace Road and Darrell Road

3

03/08/1944

10:24

This was the 3rd of the 4 V1's that were to fall in this small area of East Dulwich, It struck at the South end of Crystal Palace and Darrell roads It demolished 14 houses and shops and caused damaged to 100 others. The area has been re-developed with post-war housing.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Lordship lane by Shawbury Road

23

05/08/1944

16:45

This was a very serious V1 incident, one of the worst in South London. The V1 hit the co-op store at the corner of Northross Road in Lordship Lane. The Co-op and 6 other shops were demolished and 20 houses damaged in Lordship land and 40 in Shawbury Road. A Salvation army hall was also damaged. It is stated in ARP reports held in the public records office that damage extended across a 700 yard radius, greater than the normal blast area. This is probably due to the fact that later V1's were packed with a heavier, more deadly warhead. It was also reported that Anderson shelters in the area stood up well to the blast. Bulldozers were called in to clear the debris and one tram track was cleared by 20.30 of the same day. The whole block where the Coop stood has been re-developed with post war shops. The opposite side of Lordship Lane also shows significant signs of re-building as do houses up Shawbury Road

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

Kingswood West Side Sydenham Hill station

0

06/08/1944

17:10

The V1 struck in the grounds of Kingswood House, near Sydenham Hill station. There was damage to the station, St Stephens Church and 3 houses in College Road. The area has been re-developed as the Kingswood Estate

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

Thurlow Park Road by West Dulwich Station

0

06/08/1944

17:15

This V1 fell in Near West Dulwich station in Thurlow Park Road. It caused severe damage to one of the platforms at the station and damaged 40 houses in Thurlow Park Road and Alleyn park. . This was the last of five V1's that were to fall in this area.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

Underhill/Friern Road Junction NE side

4

07/08/1944

07:31

The 4th of 4 V1's to fall in a small area of East Dulwich causing damage across a wide area. 11 houses were demolished and 70 damaged. The area has been re-developed with 1960's housing.

SE21

Lambeth

V1

Dulwich

Rosendale Road almost opposite Christ Church

0

16/08/1944

17:50

This V1 fell on the East side of Rosendale Road almost opposite Christchurch. This was the 3rd V1 to strike this area, the other two were in nearby Lovelace Road on 23rd June and 1st August. It demolished 4 houses in Rosendale Road and caused damage to 20 others. This side of Rosendale road has been re-developed with the Pymers mead/walker croft mead developments

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Honor Oak

Between Therapia and Mundania Road

2

17/08/1944

17:00

The V1 struck between Therapia and Mundania Road towards the SW end. 8 houses were demolished and a block of flats damaged and 20 houses damaged in Mundania Road. 50 houses were damaged in Therapia Road. In the Forest Hill Road 14 shops/houses were damaged. The gap in the line of Victorian housing in both Therapia and Mundania road is clearly seen today which has been filled with post war flats.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

East Dulwich

West side Lordship lane South of Townley Road junction

1

22/08/1944

05:00

This V1 in Lordship lane fell on the West side just South of the junction with Townley Road. It demolished 20 houses in Lordship lane and damaged 130 others in Lordship Lane, Beauval Road and Heber Road. The impact site is very clear to see particularly on the West side of Lordship lane where the site is still partly populated with pre-fabs. The other side of the road has also been re-developed post-war.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V2

East Dulwich

Friern Road, Etherow Street

24

01/11/1944

05:13

This was a very serious V2 incident when the Rocket struck at the South East end Of Etherow Street by Friern Road. This Rocket followed a V1 in the area in August 1944 and there is wholesale destruction of housing shown on the bomb maps in this area. It is recorded that 23 houses were totally destroyed with at least another 80 very badly damaged. The area has been extensively re-developed with post war housing demonstrating the extent of damage at this point

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V2

East Dulwich

Glengarry Road

1

04/01/1945

22:54

This V2 Rocket Airburst over Glengarry Road. The falling fragments caused severe damaged to 2 houses and slight damage to 1 other.

SE21

Dulwich/Camberwell

V2

Dulwich

Court Lane by DoverCourt Road

7

06/01/1945

17:06

This serious incident occurred when a V2 fell in Court Lane, at the end of DoverCourt Road. 7 houses were demolished in Court Lane and a further 20 badly damaged. All the houses in Court Lane gardens suffered damage as did 12 in Eastland Crescent and 8 in Dover court Road. The damaged houses have been repaired and the 7 demolished ones re-built. They can be easily spotted because of their different style to their neighbours and the 1940' metal windows.

SE22

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

Nairn Grove, Sunray Avenue

0

04/03/1945

10:50

The 4th of 4 V1's to fall in the playing fields in this area (the others were recorded as Greendale) It is recorded by the ARP that the V1 was watched for a period by the Observation post until the engine cut out. It glided for a long distance and then wheeled around on its tracks. 40 houses suffered slight damage in Nairne Grove and Sunray Avenue. By March 1945 V1's were either air launched from Heinkel 111's or were new longer range versions fired from the Netherlands

 

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