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messageTrams incl. Dog Kennel Hill
Posted by dbboy February 01, 07:58PM

Interesting information about how trams used to run across London including up/down Dog kennel Hill, see link below.

[londonmodeltramways.webs.com]

[londonmodeltramways.webs.com]

[www.google.com]

Does anyone have any information about where the name Dog Kennel Hill originates from?

messageRe: Trams incl. Dog Kennel Hill
Posted by exdulwicher February 01, 09:42PM

dbboy Wrote:
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> Does anyone have any information about where the
> name Dog Kennel Hill originates from?

From a London history website:

One theory for the name is that Prince George of Denmark had kennels for his hounds here. However, Edward Alleyn, the Elizabethan actor, owned much of what was, at the time, the manor of Dulwich and some of the land here was recorded as Kennels, Kennoldes Croft and Kennold’s Acre. That means a more likely theory is that an earlier landowner (date unknown), one Monsieur de Canel, resided there, and Dog Kennel is a heavily anglicized version of his name.

messageRe: Trams incl. Dog Kennel Hill
Posted by dbboy February 01, 10:50PM

Thanks, I've never known how it got it's name.

Any other info gratefully received

messageRe: Trams incl. Dog Kennel Hill
Posted by hammerman February 01, 11:11PM

Always thought it got it's name (Dog Kennel Hill) from the kennels that used to be at the top of the hill, roughly on the site of Dog Kennel Hill school. I've seen pictures of the kennels in old history books and on postcards on ebay over the years.

messageRe: Trams incl. Dog Kennel Hill
Posted by oliviaandmilo February 02, 12:46AM

Love the history/ pictures of DK Hill/Tram

messageRe: Trams incl. Dog Kennel Hill
Posted by dbboy February 02, 11:51AM

Their seems to be much around us that we do not know about.

messageRe: Trams incl. Dog Kennel Hill
Posted by kiera February 02, 05:12PM

It has always been understood locally that Dog Kennel Hill was so named because hunting dogs were housed on it. The side roads off Dog Kennel Hill have all been named after hunts e.g. Quorn Road.

messageRe: Trams incl. Dog Kennel Hill
Posted by sue k February 06, 02:28PM

and i think, Elsie Rd and what was, Constance Rd (now St Francis Rd) were named after the daughters of someone i think who owned land around here..but also found out that Constance was the 2nd wife of Edward Alleyn

messageRe: Trams incl. Dog Kennel Hill
Posted by fishbiscuits February 11, 11:30AM

And speaking of long-gone transport infrastructure... Lordship Lane station. Of course you can still see some of the old route and tunnel in Dulwich woods.

messageRe: Trams incl. Dog Kennel Hill
Posted by Jason painter February 13, 08:47AM

There used to be kennels on the bottom of the hill (left side) as you go up. I've seen an old sketch in the Southwark archives.

messageRe: Trams incl. Dog Kennel Hill
Posted by exdulwicher February 13, 10:59AM

fishbiscuits Wrote:
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> And speaking of long-gone transport
> infrastructure... Lordship Lane station. Of course
> you can still see some of the old route and tunnel
> in Dulwich woods.

There's some lovely old photos and a painting of Lordship Lane station, the old platforms and so on here: [www.disused-stations.org.uk]

Further hill name etymology on this website which seems a bit more comprehensive than the link I'd found earlier
[londonist.com]



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit was february 13, 11:17am by exdulwicher.

messageRe: Trams incl. Dog Kennel Hill
Posted by trinidad February 22, 03:35PM

So fascinating, thank you DBBOY for sharing this.

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