Named in 1985 to commemorate Sir David Wilkie RA (1785-1841) a Scottish painter known for his genre scenes and friend of Dr Glennie. One of the access roads on the Lordship Lane estate 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, Barker Way, Howard Way, Hunt Way and Moore Way.