About Southey Road

At some point after 1901 this road was renamed Southey Road. It is likely that this is in commemoration of English Romantic poet Robert Southey who in 1793 stayed with his parents on ‘Brixton Causeway’ later to be known as Brixton road, which adjoins St Ann’s Road. Four original cottage type dwellings remain. See here for a photo from around 1902 and here for a photo from 1920.

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