a sepia photo of a road with Victorian terraced housing on either side

Named in 1868. Much of East Dulwich was in the manor of Friern. In the Middle Ages this manor belonged to the priory of Halliwell, Shoreditch. As Halliwell was a house of nuns, lay-brothers or ‘freren’ managed the manor and that is how it received its name. The manor house was where the junction of Friern Road and Underhill Road are now.