The Almshouses: Detail

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The Rye Lane West area of Peckham is full of hidden surprises. Many people will know what the Almshouses in Choumert Road look like from the front but probably don't peer round the back. The Victorians usually treated rear domestic elevations in a fairly basic manner but here there is real attention to the architectural detail. Note especially the parapet/coping detail, and the roof profiles. And who said chimneys are always boring?