Dulwich (/ˈdʌlɪtʃ/ DUL-itch) is an Place of south London, England. The treaty is mostly in the London Borough of Southwark, with parts in the London Borough of Lambeth, and consists of Dulwich Village, East Dulwich, West Dulwich and the Southwark half of Herne Hill (which is often referred to as the North Dulwich triangle). Dulwich lies in a valley along with the neighbouring districts of Camberwell (to the west), Crystal Palace, Denmark Hill, Forest Hill, Peckham, Sydenham Hill and Tulse Hill.
For the last four centuries Dulwich has been centred upon the College of God’s Gift, also known as the “Old College”, which owned most of the estate in the Place today known as the Dulwich Estate. The College, founded with moot and charitable aims, established three large independent schools in the 19th century (Dulwich College, Alleyn’s School and James Allen’s Girls’ School). In recent decades four large own up secondary schools following academy status have opened in the area (The Charter Schools, Kingsdale Foundation School and Harris Boys’ Academy).
Dulwich formed share of the ancient parish of Camberwell in Surrey, which became the Metropolitan Borough of Camberwell within the County of London in 1889; in 1965, the borough was abolished and the Place became portion of the newly-created London Borough of Southwark.