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Stockwell Area Guide

Property for sale or rent in Stockwell SW9, SW8

The name Stockwell probably comes from ‘stoc’, the Old English name for a tree trunk or post, which was presumably located near a well. What is knows, is that it was a rural area, complete with market gardens, up until the beginning of the nineteenth century, when it started to become a middle-class suburb.

For much of the last century it didn’t do so well, becoming a poorer area, and was heavily bombed in the war. Those local residents who headed for the tube during a raid were better protected than others - Stockwell station was London’s first deep-level tube, and during the war, it was also one of eight stations to have a deep-level air-raid shelter beneath it, large enough to hold around 1,600 people.
 
Stockwell offers good choice of bars, cafés and restaurants, many owned by the Portuguese community of around 27,000 which has developed there, giving it the name of ‘Little Portugal’.
 
For green spaces, there are one or two minor gems such as Slade Gardens, while Larkhall Park features an AstroTurf football pitch and even cricket in the summer. However, for something more substantial, you need to go a little further afield to Brockwell Park, Clapham Common or Kennington Park. 

Famous residents past and present have included Will Self, Sir Roger Moore, Joanna Lumley and even Vincent Van Gogh for a while.

Properties in Stockwell

The area around the tube was extensively rebuilt after the war, and there are plenty of ex-council flats, maisonettes and houses to be had. There are also some fine period houses and conversions, particularly in the Stockwell Conservation Area, centred on Stockwell Park Road, featuring late Georgian properties and some Victorian terraces.

Buying or renting in Stockwell – useful information

Transport links – Stockwell is on the Victoria and Northern Lines, as well as many bus routes. Brixton and Queenstown Road have mainline train services, and are not far away. For more details, see Transport for London

Schools – Local schools include St Stephen’s, Allen Edwards and Stockwell Primary School, while secondary schools include Stockwell Park High School and Lansdowne School. For more information, see the School League Tables

Places of interest in Stockwell – • National Museum of Type and Communication • St Michael’s Church

Local Authority – Lambeth. Details of amenities, council tax rates and more are on the Lambeth Council website


Find out more about property in Stockwell

Outlet Estate Agents usually have a wide choice of property for both sale and rent in Stockwell, particularly flats. For current property, see properties for sale or to rent in Stockwell

In addition, anyone with property to rent or for sale in Stockwell or elsewhere in SW8 or SW9 is welcome to contact us. Furthermore, we offer comprehensive property management for various properties in Stockwell all of which come with rental guarantee insurance.

It’s also worth looking at some of our property guides covering nearby areas. These include:

Brixton Property Guide    
Oval Property Guide     
Vauxhall Property Guide 
Kennington Property Guide
Clapham Property Guide

For further information on living, buying, selling, renting or letting in Stockwell, please contact us


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