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.
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.
Ancestry.co.uk, 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:
- 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
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Surrey papers online:
The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.