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Peckham Rye Common

The entire corner of Peckham Rye common is tilted up and edged with a wide granite edge, at seat height, alongside the adjoining pavement. A new path cuts through into the common past a granite seat located to enjoy the expansive view. It is known that William Blake saw angels here in the trees.

Peckham Rye Common detail
  • Peckham Rye Common detail
  • Peckham Rye Common view
  • Peckham Rye Common dog and path and cyclist

An earlier proposal to reveal this using a stainless steel sign ‘William Blake saw angels here’ to reflect the rustling leaves and mark the entrance of the park was batted away by conservative residents. Whilst the space is a quiet grassy corner of the common occasionally it will be occupied by a circus, and other public events.

Client: London Borough of Southwark