Lambeth, Surrey

Historical Description

Lambeth, a metropolitan suburb, a parish, and a parliamentary borough in Surrey. The suburb lies on the Thames, opposite Westminster, 1 ½ mile SW by S of St Paul's; stands compact with Southwark, Newington, and Kennington; communicates with Westminster by Waterloo, Westminster, Lambeth, and Vauxhall bridges; contains the Waterloo Road terminus and the Vauxliall Bridge station of the L. & S.W.R.; is traversed throughout by that railway, and across the NE by the connecting line with Charing Cross and London Bridge; has abundant facilities of pier and wharf for sharing in the upper traffic of the river; is within the jurisdiction of the central criminal court and of the metropolitan police; and is partly in the SE and partly in the SW Metropolitan postal district.

Transcribed from The Comprehensive Gazetteer of England and Wales, 1894-5


Ancient County Surrey
Hundred Brixton

Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.

Directories & Gazetteers

Transcript of the entry for Lambeth (St. Mary) from Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848


Online maps of Lambeth are available from a number of sites:

Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
Google Streetview.
National Library of Scotland. (Old maps) (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy). (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)

Newspapers and Periodicals

The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Surrey papers online:

Visitations Heraldic

The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.