Brixton, one of the metropolitan suburbs and a precinct of Lambeth, about 3½ miles S of Blackfriars Bridge, on the L.C. & D.R. and S.W.R. The houses are of a superior description, and surrounded by trees and shrubs. At Brixton Hill are situated the female convict prison and the St Anne's Society Asylum.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Brixton from the following:
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.
Online maps of Brixton are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
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The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.