Yates Estate and Victory
The Yates Estate and Victory Conservation Area is situated mainly in the north-west quadrant of the Opportunity Area and centred on the Henshaw Street/Searles Road and Chatham Street / Darwin Street groups of historic properties, but also takes in a number of the open spaces in the area including Victory Park and Salisbury Row Park.
It encompasses development that typifies that of the Old Kent Road area with a mix of residential properties, schools, churches and former churches, evidence of former industry, all in one compact neighbourhood. It's late 18th and early 19th century urban form includes traces of Searles’s Paragon, street layouts and plot widths, and names relating to the Battle of Trafalgar. It also takes in the wholesale 19th century residential development by local developer Edward Yates who provided purpose built 19th century terraced housing for lower-middle and working class residents. The area includes fine and typical ‘Board’ schools, one former and two still in use today, former pubs on the periphery of Yates Estate terraces, historic places of worship and set within contemporary green open spaces.
Page last updated: 18 July 2023