The London SE24,Herne Hill area escaped relatively lightly from the V weapon attacks. 5 V1's fell in the area and no V2's
are recorded. About 6 people died in the attacks
V1 & V2 logs SE24  Herne Hill
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T he most obvious V weapon site in Herne Hill is in Stradella road where the line of Edwardian houses can be seen to be
interrupted by post war development half way up  the West side. Equally in Guernsey Grove the damage area is clearly
defined by re-development.
In Burbage Road the effect is more subtle. The demolished houses shown below have been re-built in an identical style to
their neighbours which were seriously damaged. The Carver Road site is also harder to detect. However careful inspection of
the Edwardian houses on the South side reveal a slightly different style in the re-built houses.
Burbage Road near the junction with Turney Road 22nd June 1944 and the same scene in 2005
Guernsey Grove Herne Hill 27th July 1944. This is taken from the gardens of the houses. The picture below is taken from
the opposite direction in 2005. On the far left is  the end of the original line of terraces.
PostCode

PostCode

Borough

Type

Area

Position

Deaths

Date

Time

Notes

SE24

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Dulwich

Junction Turney Road and Burbage Road North East side

4

22/06/1944

04:43

The First V1 to fall in SE24 at the junction of Burbage Road and Turney Road. 4 houses were demolished (In Burbage Road). 10 were severely damaged and 83 slightly damaged in Burbage Road,111 in Turney Road The houses in Burbage Road have been re-built in the original style. Their vintage is however betrayed by their 1940's metal windows. The neighbouring properties have been repaired.

SE24

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Herne Hill

Carver Road

1

10/07/1944

21:00

The V1 fell on the South side of Carver Road, about half way up. 6 houses were demolished and 50 badly damaged. The houses have been re-built in a similar style although a close inspection will reveal differences which illustrate their history.

SE24

Lambeth

V1

Herne Hill

Guernsey Grove/South Croxted Road

0

27/07/1944

01:22

The V1 fell in Guernsey Grove on the North West side of the Croxted Road junction. 6 houses were demolished and 20 badly damaged in Guernsey Grove. 3 rail arches damaged and 10 houses damaged in Rosendale Road The impact area can clearly be seen as the site has been re-developed as a post war style housing estate

SE24

Dulwich/Camberwell

V1

Herne Hill

Stradella Road South West Side

1

11/08/1944

07:29

The V1 struck in Stradella Road on the West Side. . 6 houses were demolished and 30 damaged. 20 houses damaged in South Croxted Road as well as railway arches. The V site today has been in-filled with 60's flats.

SE24

Lambeth

V1

Brixton

Half Way up West side Shakespeare Road (North Side)

0

23/08/1944

20:56

The V1 fell about half way up Shakespeare Road on the West side. 4 houses were demolished and 40 damaged.