Lambeth, England

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Lambeth is a suburban area in England

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Lambeth within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Lambeth in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Lambeth, parl. bor. and par., Surrey, on r. Thames, in SW. of London, 3942 ac., pop. 253,699. Lambeth Palace (1197) has for centuries been the official residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury; the library contains records of the see dating from the 13th century. St Thomas' Hospital is situated on the Thames, opposite the Houses of Parliament. Lambeth Bridge is 1040 ft. long, with 3 spans of 280 ft. each. The bor. returns 4 members to Parliament (4 divisions--viz., North, Kennington, Brixton, and Norwood, 1 member for each division); the old parl. bor. of Lambeth (which included parts of Camberwell and Lambeth pars. and the whole of Newington par.) returned 2 members until 1885.

Lambeth in the Domesday Book

A village in Brixton hundred, in the county of Surrey.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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