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Brixton, Surrey

Historical Description

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.

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


The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.

Ancient CountySurrey 
Civil parishLambeth 
Poor Law unionLambeth 

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

Church Records, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.

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:

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.

CountyGreater London
Postal districtSW9
Post TownLondon