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Ladywell SE13 takes its name after the well dedicated to Virgin Mary. The well is mentioned for the first time, along with the area, in the 15th century. The well is now buried under the road that leads to the local railway station.
The public park Ladywell Fields is mentioned in the Domesday Book in the 11th century as a meadow that was part of the manor of Lewisham.
Living Monthly magazine considers Ladywell SE13 one of London’s best residential places. Bill Wyman, the bassist of Rolling Stones band, was born here. Writer Henry Williamson, known for Tarka the Otter novel, lived in Ladywell SE13.
Ladywell House was built in 1693. Vicar of Lewisham and Deptford, George Stanhope, lived here. Writer Jonathan Swift who was a friend of his visited the house. The building is now used by the NHS. The local railway station was opened in 1857 and it’s marked as grade II.