Named in 1864 after the then Chairman of the Crystal Palace Company, Thomas N Farquhar. At the northern end, on the west side, are three c.1960 blocks of flats, namely: Glenhurst Court, Knoll Court, Lowood Court.

To the east of those blocks, and between Farquhar Road and Dulwich Wood Park, are another four blocks, built c.1960 and accessed by Lymer Avenue and Tylney Avenue (qv), all named after contemporaries of Edward Alleyn, and coincidentally all also commemorated as four of the eight Houses at Dulwich College, namely: Drake Court, Grenville Court, Marlowe Court, Raleigh Court.