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Stockwell, Surrey

Historical Description

Stockwell, a suburb of London in Lambeth parish, Surrey, between Camberwell and Clapham, 3 miles SSW of St Paul's, London. It has stations on the L.B. & S.C.R., the L.C. & D.R., and the Electric railway, and is in the S.W. Postal district. It is described as a " small rural village " in a work on London published in 1809, and it retained its characteristics of rustic retirement for many years after this. It is now almost wholly built over, and is a thickly populated portion of the metropolis. It contains a smallpox and fever hospital, a training college, several charitable asylums, and the Stock-well Orphanage for boys, founded under the auspices of the late Rev. C, H. Spurgeon, pastor of the Metropolitan Tabernacle. See also LONDON.

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 Stockwell from the following:

Land and Property

The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.


Online maps of Stockwell 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 districtSW4
Post TownLondon