Origin of Placenames in Peckham & Nunhead
Dulwich means the meadow where dill growsA",, while Peckham means village by a hill - probably Nunhead Hill. Nunhead is a local name with particularly gruesome origins. At first NoneheadA",, Elizabethan England recorded this name after a Mother Superior was beheaded for opposing Henry VIII's pitiless sacking of the monasteries.
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