(O.S. 6 in. London, Sheet O.)
The Borough of Deptford is coterminous with
the civil parish of St. Paul's, Deptford.
(1) Houses, Nos. 18, 20 and 22 on the S. side of
Albury Street, 120 yards N.N.W. of St. Paul's
Church, are of two storeys with cellars and attics;
the walls are of brick and the roofs are tiled.
They were built early in the 18th century. The
front doorways are flanked by panelled pilasters
with carved and scrolled brackets supporting flat
hoods. The windows of the ground floor have
flat heads, and those of the upper floor segmental
heads; all have flush frames. Inside the buildings, the entrance-passages have plain panelling;
the staircases have straight strings, twisted
balusters and square newels.
(2) House, No. 24, E. of (1), is generally similar
to those just described, but is double-fronted
with the doorway in the middle; the brackets of
the doorway are more elaborate and have carved
grotesque masks. Inside the building, the rooms
have moulded panelling and the staircase is
similar to those in (1). Across the hall is a round
arch with panelled pilasters.
(3) Houses, Nos. 32–40, 30 yards E. of (2), are
generally similar to (1). Inside the buildings,
No. 34 has an arch across the hall and the staircase (Plate 25) has cut strings with carved brackets
and newels in the form of fluted columns; the staircase to the basement has a straight string and square
newels. The other houses are similar to (1), but
the upper flights of the staircase (Plate 26) in
No. 36 have turned balusters.
(4) House, No. 42, E. of (3), is of three storeys
with cellars and has a central doorway; otherwise it is similar to the other houses in the street,
already described. The staircase is similar to
those in (1).
(5) House and shop, No. 6, on the E. side of
New King Street, about 300 yards N.N.W. of
St. Paul's Church, is of two storeys with attics;
the walls are of brick and the roofs are tiled. It
was built early in the 18th century, but has been
much altered. The front has a moulded eaves-cornice.
Condition—Bad, demolished 1929.