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The ’Lamb’ in Lambeth really means just that.

Provenance or location of photo unclear. 1950s?
The name is recorded in 1062 as Lambehitha, meaning ’landing place for lambs’, and in 1255 as Lambeth. The name refers to a harbour where lambs were either shipped from or to. It is formed from the Old English ’lamb’ and ’hythe.

South Lambeth is recorded as Sutlamehethe in 1241 and North Lambeth is recorded in 1319 as North Lamhuth. The marshland in the area, known as Lambeth Marshe, was drained in the 18th century but is remembered in the Lower Marsh street name. Sometime after the opening of Waterloo railway station in 1848 the locality around the station and Lower Marsh became known as Waterloo.

Lambeth Palace is located opposite the Palace of Westminster. The two were linked by a horse ferry across the Thames.

Until the mid-18th Century the north of Lambeth was marshland, crossed by a number of roads raised against floods.

With the opening of Westminster Bridge in 1750, followed by the Blackfriars Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge, a number of major thoroughfares were developed through Lambeth, such as Westminster Bridge Road, Kennington Road and Camberwell New Road.

In William Blake’s epic Milton a Poem, the poet John Milton leaves Heaven and travels to Lambeth, in the form of a falling comet, and enters Blake’s foot. This allows Blake to treat the ordinary world as perceived by the five senses as a sandal formed of "precious stones and gold" that he can now wear. Blake ties the sandal and, guided by Los, walks with it into the City of Art, inspired by the spirit of poetic creativity. The poem was written between 1804 and 1810.

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THE STREETS OF LAMBETH
Beaufoy Walk, SE11 Beaufoy Walk is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Bedlam Mews, SE11 Bedlam Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Bishops Terrace, SE11 Bishops Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Black Prince Road, SE1 Black Prince Road is named after Edward, the Black Prince, the son of King Edward III
Black Prince Road, SE11 Black Prince Road is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Cardigan Street, SE11 Cardigan Street formed part of the Duchy of Cornwall’s local estate.
Carlisle Lane, SE1 Carlisle Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chester Way, SE11 Chester Way is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
China Walk, SE11 China Walk is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Citadel Place, SE11 Citadel Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Courtenay Street, SE11 Courtenay Street was built in 1925 as part of the Duchy of Cornwall’s estate.
Denny Crescent, SE11 Denny Crescent was built as part of a small estate by the Duchy of Cornwall in 1925.
Denny Street, SE11 Denny Street is a neo-Georgian development.
Distin Street, SE11 Distin Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Fellmongers Path, SE1 Fellmongers Path is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Fitzalan Street, SE11 Fitzalan Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Gibson Road, SE11 Gibson Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Glasshouse Walk, SE11 Glasshouse Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Graphite Square, SE11 Graphite Square is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Hornbeam Close, SE11 Hornbeam Close is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Hotspur Street, SE11 Hotspur Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Hurley Road, SE11 Hurley Road is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Jonathan Street, SE11 Jonathan Street commemorates Jonathan Tyers who was the owner of the Vauxhall Gardens during the 1700s.
Juxon Street, SE11 Juxon Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Kennings Way, SE11 Kennings Way is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Kennington Lane, SE11 Kennington Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Kennington Lane, SW8 Kennington Lane is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Kennington Road, SE11 Kennington Road is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Lambeth Bridge, SE1 Lambeth Bridge is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lambeth High Street, SE1 Lambeth High Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 Lambeth Palace Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lambeth Pier, SE1 Lambeth Pier is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lambeth Walk, SE11 Lambeth Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Lilac Place, SE11 Lilac Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Lollard Street, SE11 Lollard Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Marylee Way, SE11 Marylee Way is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Newburn Street, SE11 Newburn Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Newport Street, SE11 Newport Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Norfolk Row, SE1 Norfolk Row is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Oakden Street, SE11 Oakden Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Old Paradise Street, SE1 Old Paradise Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Old Paradise Street, SE11 Old Paradise Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Opal Street, SE11 Opal Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Orsett Street, SE11 Orsett Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Pratt Walk, SE1 Pratt Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Pratt Walk, SE11 Pratt Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Randall Road, SE11 Randall Road is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Reedworth Street, SE11 Reedworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Royal Street, SE1 Royal Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sail Street, SE11 Sail Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Salamanca Place, SE1 Salamanca Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Salamanca Street, SE1 Salamanca Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Sancroft Street, SE11 Sancroft Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Saunders Street, SE11 Saunders Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
South Street, SE11 South Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Tent City, NW10 Tent City is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Tinworth Street, SE11 Tinworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Tyers Street, SE11 Tyers Street is named for Jonathan Tyers who was the eighteenth century owner of the Vauxhall Gardens.
Vauxhall Walk, SE11 Vauxhall Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Walnut Tree Walk, SE11 Walnut Tree Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
White Hart Street, SE11 White Hart Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Whitgift Street, SE1 Whitgift Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Whitgift Street, SE11 Whitgift Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Wickham Street, SE11 Wickham Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Wincott Parade, SE11 Wincott Parade is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Wincott Street, SE11 Wincott Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Worgan Street, SE11 Worgan Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.



Christobel Warren-Jones
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Post by Christobel Warren-Jones: Hurley Road, SE11

Hurley Road was off Kennington Lane, just west of Renfrew Raod, not where indicated on this map. My Dad was born at number 4 in 1912. It no longer exists but the name is remembered in Hurley House, Hurley Clinic and Hurley Pre-School

KC Alexander
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Post by KC Alexander: Priory Grove, SW8

Lived in a two up two down until the age of 13.
Played on the bombsites (no health and safety then)
A Coal man Mr Bells lived in the road and kept his horse in a stable across the road from where he lived.
Fibre glass factory which made large figures etc for fairgrounds was down a mews which no longer exists.
Prefabs on the bend where Doreen, a friend of my mums lived with her two daughters.
Alan and Alex who?s mum and dad were also friends of my parents lived near the priory pub. the pub is now residential flats.
Alex was another boy who lived just a couple of doors along from me as was Colin.
The house was knocked down in 1964 and the site is now an adventure playground.
The only thing left I recognise is my old sycamore tree which grew in my garden which I could often be found climbing.

Never fell out of it !

Allen Waters
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Post by Allen Waters: Lansdowne Gardens, SW8

I used to live at no. 27 from 1950-1961. My family had the large room on the ground floor a bedroom on the 2nd floor and a room in the attic. There were several other families who came and went over the years, as well as landlords. We had a landlord for a time called ?Gethin?. I used to play with my friends in the road as there were few cars then. We used to use the lamppost next to house as a cricket wicket and it?s still there. I can remember swings in the green and a parkeeper there with a coal brazier in the winter. I was a choirboy at St Barnaby?s, I remember a bagwash near the church when the houses were demolished to build the estate. There used to be a row of shops and I particularly remember one called ?gallies? a sweet shop where you could get a penny drink and they put gas in it for you. Schools I went to were Priory Grove, then Al

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Pauline jones
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Post by Pauline jones: Bessborough Place, SW1V

I grew up in bessborough place at the back of our house and Grosvenor road and bessborough gardens was a fantastic playground called trinity mews it had a paddling pool sandpit football area and various things to climb on, such as a train , slide also as Wendy house. There were plants surrounding this wonderful play area, two playground attendants ,also a shelter for when it rained. The children were constantly told off by the playground keepers for touching the plants or kicking the ball out of the permitted area, there was hopscotch as well, all these play items were brick apart from the slide. Pollock was the centre of my universe and I felt sorry and still do for anyone not being born there. To this day I miss it and constantly look for images of the streets around there, my sister and me often go back to take a clumped of our beloved L

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Johnshort
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Post by Johnshort: Hurley Road, SE11

There were stables in the road mid way also Danny reading had coal delivery lorry.n

peter hiller
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Post by peter hiller: Sancroft Street, SE11

what is the history of tresco house 2 sancroft street ,it looks older than a 1990s site

Robert smitherman
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Post by Robert smitherman: Saunders Street, SE11

I was born in a prefab on Saunders street SE11 in the 60’s, when I lived there, the road consisted of a few prefab houses, the road originally ran from Lollard street all the way thru to Fitzalan street. I went back there to have a look back in the early 90’s but all that is left of the road is about 20m of road and the road sign.

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Lambeth

The ’Lamb’ in Lambeth really means just that.

The name is recorded in 1062 as Lambehitha, meaning ’landing place for lambs’, and in 1255 as Lambeth. The name refers to a harbour where lambs were either shipped from or to. It is formed from the Old English ’lamb’ and ’hythe.

South Lambeth is recorded as Sutlamehethe in 1241 and North Lambeth is recorded in 1319 as North Lamhuth. The marshland in the area, known as Lambeth Marshe, was drained in the 18th century but is remembered in the Lower Marsh street name. Sometime after the opening of Waterloo railway station in 1848 the locality around the station and Lower Marsh became known as Waterloo.

Lambeth Palace is located opposite the Palace of Westminster. The two were linked by a horse ferry across the Thames.

Until the mid-18th Century the north of Lambeth was marshland, crossed by a number of roads raised against floods.

With the opening of Westminster Bridge in 1750, followed by the Blackfriars Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge, a number of major thoroughfares were developed through Lambeth, such as Westminster Bridge Road, Kennington Road and Camberwell New Road.

In William Blake’s epic Milton a Poem, the poet John Milton leaves Heaven and travels to Lambeth, in the form of a falling comet, and enters Blake’s foot. This allows Blake to treat the ordinary world as perceived by the five senses as a sandal formed of "precious stones and gold" that he can now wear. Blake ties the sandal and, guided by Los, walks with it into the City of Art, inspired by the spirit of poetic creativity. The poem was written between 1804 and 1810.
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