Named in 1985 to commemorate Robert Barker (1739-1806), a painter of panoramas and friend of Dr Glennie. One of the access roads on the development at the junction of Dulwich Common and Lordship Lane named for friends of Dr William Glennie (1761-1828) whose 18th century school was nearby. The others are Barclay Way, Howard Way, Hunt Way, Moore Way and Wilkie Way.