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JUNE
10
2013
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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CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE LOCALITY

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Robert smitherman   
Added: 23 Aug 2017 11:01 GMT   

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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LATEST LONDON-WIDE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE PROJECT

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Wendy    
Added: 22 Mar 2024 15:33 GMT   

Polygon Buildings
Following the demolition of the Polygon, and prior to the construction of Oakshott Court in 1974, 4 tenement type blocks of flats were built on the site at Clarendon Sq/Phoenix Rd called Polygon Buildings. These were primarily for people working for the Midland Railway and subsequently British Rail. My family lived for 5 years in Block C in the 1950s. It seems that very few photos exist of these buildings.

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:42 GMT   

Road construction and houses completed
New Charleville Circus road layout shown on Stanford’s Library Map Of London And Its Suburbs 1879 with access via West Hill only.

Plans showing street numbering were recorded in 1888 so we can concluded the houses in Charleville Circus were built by this date.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Steve   
Added: 19 Mar 2024 08:04 GMT   

Charleville Circus, Sydenham: One Place Study (OPS)
One Place Study’s (OPS) are a recent innovation to research and record historical facts/events/people focused on a single place �’ building, street, town etc.

I have created an open access OPS of Charleville Circus on WikiTree that has over a million members across the globe working on a single family tree for everyone to enjoy, for free, forever.

Source: Charleville Circus, Sydenham, London

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Charles   
Added: 8 Mar 2024 20:45 GMT   

My House
I want to know who lived in my house in the 1860’s.

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NH   
Added: 7 Mar 2024 11:41 GMT   

Telephone House
Donald Hunter House, formerly Telephone House, was the BT Offices closed in 2000

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Paul Cox   
Added: 5 Mar 2024 22:18 GMT   

War damage reinstatement plans of No’s 11 & 13 Aldine Street
Whilst clearing my elderly Mothers house of general detritus, I’ve come across original plans (one on acetate) of No’s 11 & 13 Aldine Street. Might they be of interest or should I just dispose of them? There are 4 copies seemingly from the one single acetate example. Seems a shame to just junk them as the level of detail is exquisite. No worries if of no interest, but thought I’d put it out there.

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Diana   
Added: 28 Feb 2024 13:52 GMT   

New Inn Yard, E1
My great grandparents x 6 lived in New Inn Yard. On this date, their son was baptised in nearby St Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch

Source: BDM London, Cripplegate and Shoreditch registers written by church clerk.

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Vic Stanley   
Added: 24 Feb 2024 17:38 GMT   

Postcose
The postcode is SE15, NOT SE1

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NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Garden Museum The first museum in the world dedicated to the history of gardening.
Gunner’s Cottages (1910) Gunner’s Cottages, off Salamanca Street, Lambeth 1910.

NEARBY STREETS
Ado Place, SE11 Ado Place was a small courtyard off Whitgift Street which seems to have arrived on the map in the 1850s (Lambeth)
Albert Embankment, SE1 Albert Embankment was reclaimed from the Lambeth foreshore (Lambeth)
Albert Embankment, SE11 Albert Embankment was built between 1866 and 1869, under the direction of Joseph Bazalgette, over former marshlands (Lambeth)
Arden House, SE11 Residential block (Lambeth)
Ashton House, SE11 Ashton House is a block on Cornwall Square Kennings Way (Lambeth)
Astbury House, SE11 Astbury House is a block on Lambeth Road (Lambeth)
Atterbury Street, SW1P Atterbury Street is named after Francis Atterbury, Dean of Westminster in 1713 (Pimlico)
Baltimore House, SE11 Baltimore House is a block on Hotspur Street (Lambeth)
Beaufoy Walk, SE11 Beaufoy Walk is a road in the SE11 postcode area (Lambeth)
Becket House, SE1 Becket House is located on Lambeth Palace Road (Lambeth)
Bedlam Mews, SE11 Bedlam Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Black Prince Road, SE1 Black Prince Road is named after Edward, the Black Prince, the son of King Edward III (Lambeth)
Black Prince Road, SE11 Black Prince Road’s origin is derived from Edward of Woodstock (Edward the Black Prince) who lived in Lambeth during the 1300 (Lambeth)
Bricklayers Street, SE11 Bricklayers Street is a location in London (Lambeth)
Cabanel Place, SE11 Cabanel Place is a location in London (Lambeth)
Cannon House, SE11 Cannon House is a block on Beaufoy Walk (Lambeth)
Canterbury House, SE1 Canterbury House can be found on Royal Street (Lambeth)
Carlisle Lane, SE1 Carlisle Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area (Lambeth)
Chester Way, SE11 Chester Way is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
China Walk, SE11 China Walk and its estate dates from 1928-34 (Lambeth)
China Works, SE1 China Works is a block on Black Prince Road (Lambeth)
Church Street, SE1 Church Street is an old name for the street leading to Lambeth Bridge (Lambeth)
Citadel Place, SE11 Citadel Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Cleland House, SW1P Cleland House can be found on John Islip Street (Westminster)
Coalpit House, SE11 Coalpit House is located on Walnut Tree Walk (Lambeth)
Copeland House, SE1 Copeland House can be found on Lambeth Road (Lambeth)
Culpeper Court, SE11 Culpeper Court is sited on Walnut Tree Walk (Lambeth)
Davenport House, SE11 Davenport House is a block on China Walk (Lambeth)
Dean Bradley House, SW1P Dean Bradley House is a building on Horseferry Road (Westminster)
Dean Bradley Street, SW1P George Granville Bradley was Dean of Westminster Abbey from 1881 (Westminster)
Dean Ryle Street, SW1P Dean Ryle Street was named after Herbert Edward Ryle (Westminster)
Dean Stanley Street, SW1P Dean Stanley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Dean Trench Street, SW1P Dean Trench Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Denny Crescent, SE11 Denny Crescent was built as part of a small estate by the Duchy of Cornwall in 1925 (Lambeth)
Denny Street, SE11 Denny Street is a neo-Georgian development (Lambeth)
Derby House, SE11 Derby House is a block on Walnut Tree Walk (Lambeth)
Distin Street, SE11 Distin Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area (Lambeth)
Doulton House, SE11 Doulton House is a block on Lambeth Walk (Lambeth)
Ebenezer House, SE11 Ebenezer House can be found on Kennington Lane (Lambeth)
Emmanuel House, SE11 Emmanuel House is a block on Distin Street (Lambeth)
Fairford House, SE11 Fairford House is a block on Kennington Lane (Lambeth)
Falmouth House, SE11 Falmouth House is a block on White Hart Street (Lambeth)
Fellmongers Path, SE1 Fellmongers Path is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area (Lambeth)
Ferrybridge House, SE11 Ferrybridge House is a block on Lambeth Road (Lambeth)
Fitzalan Street, SE11 Fitzalan Street connects Lambeth Walk and Kennington Road (Lambeth)
Fortune House, SE11 Fortune House is sited on Marylee Way (Lambeth)
Gayfere Street, SW1P Gayfere Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Gaysley House, SE11 Gaysley House is a block on Hotspur Street (Lambeth)
Gibson Road, SE11 Gibson Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area (Lambeth)
Graphite Square, SE11 Graphite Square is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Groome House, SE11 Groome House is a building on Black Prince Road (Lambeth)
Horead’s Cottages, SE1 Horeads Cottages appear on the 1900 era map (Lambeth)
Hornbeam Close, SE11 Hornbeam Close is a road in the SE11 postcode area (Lambeth)
Horseferry House, SW1P Horseferry House is sited on Horseferry Road (Westminster)
Hotspur Street, SE11 Hotspur Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area (Lambeth)
Hurley House, SE11 Hurley House is a block on Kennington Lane (Lambeth)
John Islip Street, SW1P John Islip Street commemorates the Abbot of Westminster between 1500 and 1532. (Westminster)
Jonathan Street, SE11 Jonathan Street commemorates Jonathan Tyers who was the owner of the Vauxhall Gardens during the 1700s (Lambeth)
Juxon Street, SE11 Juxon Street runs west from Lambeth Walk and under the railway line (Lambeth)
Kempsford Road, SE11 Kempsford Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area (Lambeth)
Kennington Road, SE11 Kennington Road was a turnpike road created in 1751 (Lambeth)
Kerris House, SE11 Kerris House is a block on Chester Way (Lambeth)
Lambeth Bridge, SE1 Lambeth Bridge is a road in the SE1 postcode area (River Thames)
Lambeth High Street, SE1 Lambeth High Street runs southwards from St Mary’s church, Lambeth to join Black Prince Road (Lambeth)
Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 Lambeth Palace Road passes Lambeth Palace, official residence of the archbishops of Canterbury (Lambeth)
Lambeth Road, SE1 Lambeth Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area (Lambeth North)
Lambeth Walk, SE11 Lambeth Walk was the site of two wells, the road to which slowly became lined with houses (Lambeth)
Lilac Place, SE11 Lilac Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Lollard Street, SE11 Lollard Street runs off Lambeth Walk (Lambeth)
Lord North Street, SW1P Lord North Street is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Lower Fore Street, SE1 Lower Fore Street existed on the Lambeth foreshore until the arrival of Albert Embankment (Lambeth)
Lupino Court, SE11 Lupino Court is a block on Lambeth Walk (Lambeth)
Malam Court, SE11 Malam Court is sited on John Street (Lambeth)
Manley House, SE11 Manley House is a block on Black Prince Road (Lambeth)
Manning Place, SE11 Manning Place appears on 1860s mapping (Lambeth)
Marylee Way, SE11 Marylee Way is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Michelson House, SE11 Michelson House is a block on Black Prince Road (Lambeth)
Millbank Tower, SW1P Millbank Tower is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Millbank, SW1P Millbank was the beginning of a riverside walk from Westminster Abbey to Chelsea (Westminster)
Minton House, SE11 Minton House is a block on Walnut Tree Walk (Lambeth)
Montgomery House, SE11 Montgomery House is a block on Fitzalan Street (Lambeth)
Mountain House, SE11 Mountain House is sited on Tyers Street (Lambeth)
Mulberry House, SW1P Mulberry House can be found on Dean Trench Street (Westminster)
Nainby House, SE11 Nainby House is a block on Hotspur Street (Lambeth)
Needham House, SE11 Needham House can be found on Lollard Street (Lambeth)
Newport Street, SE11 Newport Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Nobel House, SW1P Nobel House is sited on Smith Square (Westminster)
Norfolk Place, SE1 Norfolk Place ran parallel with Norfolk Row (Lambeth)
Norfolk Row, SE1 Norfolk Row is a road in the SE1 postcode area (Lambeth)
North Court, SW1 North Court is a block on Great Peter Street (Westminster)
North Court, SW1P North Court is one of the streets of London in the SW1P postal area (Westminster)
Old Paradise Street, SE1 Old Paradise Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area (Lambeth)
Orsett Street, SE11 Orsett Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area (Lambeth)
Palm/Malt House, SE11 Palm/Malt House is a block on Sancroft Street (Lambeth)
Parliament View Apartments, SE1 Parliament View Apartments is a block on Albert Embankment (Lambeth)
Pearson’s Place, SE1 Pearson’s Place appears on 1900 mapping (Lambeth)
Poole House, SE11 Poole House is a block on Lambeth Walk (Lambeth)
Pory House, SE11 Pory House is located on Lambeth Walk (Lambeth)
Pratt Walk, SE1 Pratt Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Pratt Walk, SE1 Pratt Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area (Lambeth)
Prideux Building, SE1 Prideux Building is a block on Westminster Bridge Road (Lambeth)
Randall Road, SE1 Randall Road is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Randall Road, SE11 Randall Road is a location in London (Lambeth)
Reedworth Street, SE11 Reedworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Richmond Street, SE11 Richmond Street ran east from Walnut Tree Walk (Lambeth)
Riverside Walk, SW1P Riverside Walk skirts the gardens of the same name (Pimlico)
Ronald McDonald House, SE1 Ronald McDonald House is sited on Lambeth Road (Lambeth)
Royal Street, SE1 Royal Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area (Lambeth)
Sail Street, SE11 Sail Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Salamanca Place, SE1 Salamanca Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area (Lambeth)
Salamanca Street, SE1 Salamanca Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area (Lambeth)
Sambrook House, SE11 Sambrook House is a block on Hotspur Street (Lambeth)
Sancroft Street, SE11 Sancroft Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Saunders Street, SE11 Saunders Street used to run from Fitzalan Street to Lollard Street (Lambeth)
Scotson House, SE11 Scotson House is a block on Marylee Way (Lambeth)
Smith Square, SW1P Smith Square was originally developed by Sir James Smith around 1726. (Westminster)
South Street, SE11 South Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Southbank House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode (Lambeth)
Spode House, SE11 Spode House is sited on Lambeth Walk (Lambeth)
Spring Mews, SE11 Spring Mews is a location in London (Lambeth)
St Alban’s Street, SE11 St Alban’s Street was swept away by the China Walk Estate, (Lambeth)
Stangate House, SE1 Stangate House is a block on Upper Marsh (Lambeth)
Steam Pump Lane, SE1 Steam Pump Lane is a road in the W4 postcode area (Lambeth)
Territorial House, SE11 Territorial House is a block on Reedworth Street (Lambeth)
Thames House, SW1P Thames House is a block on Millbank (Westminster)
The Dog House, SE11 The Dog House is a block on Kennington Road (Lambeth)
Thorney Street, SW1P Thorney Street is a road in the SW1P postcode area (Westminster)
Three Colts Corner, E1 Three Colts Corner is a road in the E2 postcode area (Lambeth)
Three Colts Lane, E1 Three Colts Lane is a road in the E1 postcode area (Lambeth)
Tinworth Street, SE11 Tinworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Tolpaide House, SE11 Tolpaide House is located on Hotspur Street (Lambeth)
Tomkyns House, SE11 Tomkyns House can be found on Distin Street (Lambeth)
Topaz Street, SE11 Topaz Street, once ’New Street’ disappeared under a modern park in the 1950s (Lambeth)
Transport House, SW1P Transport House can be found on Dean Bradley Street (Westminster)
Tyers Street, SE11 Tyers Street is named for Jonathan Tyers who was the eighteenth century owner of the Vauxhall Gardens (Lambeth)
Upper Fore Street, SE1 Upper Fore Street was a street of various factories and manufacturing premises. (Lambeth)
Upper Marsh Street, SE1 Upper Marsh Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area (Lambeth)
Upper Marsh, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode (Lambeth)
Vantrey House, SE11 Vantrey House is a block on Marylee Way (Lambeth)
Vauxhall Walk, SE11 Vauxhall Walk lies to the north of the Vauxhall area (Lambeth)
Walcott Square, SE11 Walcott Square is a location in London (Lambeth)
Walnut Tree Place, SE11 Walnut Tree Place was a minor street replaced by the China Walk Estate (Lambeth)
Walnut Tree Walk, SE11 At the beginning of the 18th century Walnut Tree Walk was a lane leading out into the fields from Lambeth (Lambeth)
Wedgwood House, SE11 Wedgwood House is a block on Lambeth Walk (Lambeth)
Westminster House, SW1P Westminster House is sited on Millbank (Westminster)
Westminster Tower, SE1 Westminster Tower is a block on Albert Embankment (Lambeth)
Whitgift House, SE11 Residential block (Lambeth)
Whitgift Street, SE1 Whitgift Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area (Lambeth)
Whitgift Street, SE11 John Whitgift, resident of Lambeth Palace, was Archbishop of Canterbury between 1583 and 1604 (Lambeth)
Wincott Parade, SE11 Wincott Parade is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area (Lambeth)
Worcester House, SE11 Worcester House is sited on Kennington Road (Lambeth)
Worgan Street, SE11 Worgan Street is the new name for the former Catherine Street in the Vauxhall Gardens Estate area (Lambeth)
Wren Mews, SE11 Wren Mews is a location in London (Lambeth)

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The Jolly Gardeners The Jolly Gardeners is a pub on Black Prince Road.


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