New Cross was hit by 15 V1's and 5 V2's which killed a total of 286 people. There were 3 major V2 incidents at Shardloes
Road, Folkestone Gardens and the worst V weapon incident of all : New Cross Woolworth's
V1 & V2 logs SE14 New Cross
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PostCode

Borough

Type

Area

Position

Deaths

Date

Time

Notes

SE14

Deptford

V1

Brockley

Drakefell Road North Side around number 75

0

23/06/1944

06:51

This was the first V1 to fall in the SE14 area. It badly damaged 20 houses and caused further damage to property in Kitto Road, Pepys Road, Avignon Road, Aspinal Road and St Asaphs Road. The impact site has been re-developed with some very interestingly designed houses.

SE14

Deptford

V1

New Cross

To West of St Donats Road in Goldsmiths grounds

0

26/06/1944

15:17

This V1 fell in the grounds of Goldsmiths College to the West of St Donatts Road. . Severe damage was caused to 3 houses. Further damage caused to property bounded by Lewisham Way, New Cross Road, St James Road, Barriedale Road and Shardloes Road.

SE14

Deptford

V1

New Cross

Coldblow Lane

0

27/06/1944

02:40

This Flying Bomb exploded in Coldblow Lane near the railway. 100 yards of railway track and embankment were badly damaged. A signal box and railway cottage also damaged as was surrounding property in Coldblow Lane and Archangle Wharf

SE14

Deptford

V1

New Cross

Coldblow Lane

0

02/07/1944

02:22

The further V1 in Coldblow Lane caused severe damage to 80 yards of railway track and further damage to surrounding property. It left a large crater and damaged 20 railway wagons.

SE14

Deptford

V1

New Cross

Between Queens Road and Besson St

1

03/07/1944

03:48

The V1 struck between Queens Road and Besson Street. .3 houses were demolished. 32 houses in Queens Road,Kender Street and Besson Street were badly damaged.

SE14

Deptford

V1

Telegraph Hill

Drakefell Road around number 36

4

04/07/1944

23:57

34-40 Drakefell Road were totally demolished. Damage to properties in an area bounded by Bousfield Road, Arbuthnot Road, Waller Road, Kitto Road, Avignon Road, St Asaphs Road. Site has been re-developed with 1960's local authority housing

SE14

Deptford

V1

New Cross

Coldblow lane

0

07/07/1944

14:35

This is the third V1 to be recorded as having struck Coldblow Lane. The Flying Bomb fell on railway property but caused damaged in Brocklehurst Street and Hunsdon road

SE14

Deptford

V1

Telegraph Hill

Erlanger Road north End

0

12/07/1944

08:51

7 houses were badly damaged in Erlanger Road and surrounding property in Queens Road,Pepys Road, Arbuthnot Road and Rural place suffered some damage

SE14

Deptford

V1

Deptford

Arklow Road East Side

0

12/07/1944

16:50

40 yards of railway track were damaged. houses were demolished. A railway shed and the remainder of houses in Arklow and Kerry road were damaged.

SE14

Deptford

V1

New Cross

Ommaney Road/Jernigham Road W of Junction

1

20/07/1944

06:40

4 houses were demolished in Ommaney Road. Property in area bounded by Jerningham Road,Pepys Road and New Cross Road suffered some damage.

SE14

Deptford

V1

New Cross

New Cross gate station

0

21/07/1944

04:50

This V1 struck in Railway property behind Goodwood Road. 50 feet of railway track and 2 trucks suffered severe damage as did 2 empty passenger trains. Surrounding property bounded by Brocklehurst Street , New Cross Road and Goodwood Road suffered some damage.

SE14

Deptford

V1

New Cross

Between New Cross Road and Achillies St

8

01/08/1944

14:16

A 4 floor rug factory and 5 houses were demolished. There was a small fire in the debris. All properties in Achillies Street, New Cross Road, Pagnell Street, Clifton Rise suffered severe damage. Properties in Walpole Road and Lewisham Road suffered slight damage.

SE14

Deptford

V1

New Cross

Troutbeck Road Halfway down

4

02/08/1944

06:31

4 houses were demolished. There was severe damage to 30 houses and a tram depot. Property in the area bounded by Musgrove Road and New Cross Road suffered slight damage.

SE14

Deptford

V1

Brockley

Millmark Grove

2

06/08/1944

04:09

.It demolished 16 houses and fractured a gas main. A further 80 houses suffered severe damage. Property in area bounded by Shardloes Road, Vesta Road, Endwell Road,Brockley Cross were slightly damaged.

SE14

Deptford

V1

Deptford

At Milton court Road and Vansittart st junction

1

28/10/1944

00:00

This V1 is shown on the bomb damage maps as striking around the junction of Milton Court Road and Vansittart Street. No record can be found in the Fire Brigade logs so no further information can be provided. The amount of re-development in this area would tend to confirm a Flying Bomb strike. It may be that the V1 fell in the 1st September 1944-31stDecember 1944 period which the Fire Brigade Records are missing for. Its existence is however confirmed by a casualty record at this address on the Commonwealth War Graves web site

SE14

Deptford

V2

New Cross

Railway Grove Angus Street

7

28/10/1944

11:11

This V2 airburst over Woolwich leaving bits of debris falling onto Blackheath and then crashed to earth near New Cross Station. . Survivors and dead removed from the ruins of more than 40 houses. Visiting the area today it is totally transformed. The streets of Victorian terrace housing have totally disappeared at this point to be replaced by a recreation ground.

SE14

Lewisham

V2

Brockley

Corner of Shardloes and St Donatts Road

36

01/11/1944

18:32

This serious incident occurred when a V2 Rocket struck the corner of Shardloes and St Donatts Road.. A dozen terraced houses were destroyed and the tram track was torn up. The area today has been re-developed as a housing estate.

SE14

Deptford

v2

New Cross

New Cross High Street

168

25/11/1944

12:26

This horrific incident was the worst of the entire V weapon attacks. 168 people were killed when a V2 rocket struck the Woolworth's store in New Cross High street. The casualty total has been taken from the Woolworth's memorial web site. The whole block of buildings has been re-built and is now occupied by an Iceland and carries a memorial plaque.

SE14

Deptford

V2

Telegraph Hill

Kitto Road around 66.

1

06/01/1945

13:43

10 houses and a church were demolished and a further 20 houses suffered severe damage. Property in Gallatly Road Arbuthnot Road Pepys Road and Drakefell Road suffered slight damage.

SE14

Deptford

V2

New Cross

Trundle Road

53

07/03/1945

03:20

This very serious incident happened when a V2 Rocket fell between two blocks of flats called Folkestone Gardens in Trundle Road. Both blocks of flats were destroyed as were 5 houses. There were 2 small fires. All property in area Sanford st, Knoyle st,rolt st slight damage. 10 shops and houses in trundleys rd severe damage. 8 railway arches used as spinning mills slight damage .The Folkestone Gardens flats belonged to the Southern Railway most if not all of the casualties were railway employees or their dependents. The site today is a small park.