Lewisham  Kent


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Lewisham like this:

Lewisham, parl. bor., par., and SE. suburb of London with ry. sta. (Lewisham Junction), Kent, on river Ravensbourne, 4 miles SE. of St Paul's - par., 5774 ac., pop. 53,065; pad. bor. (including also the par. of Lee), 7012 ac., pop. 67,500; 1 Bank; has large nurseries. Lewisham returns 1 member to Parliament; It was made a parl. bor. in 1885.

Lewisham through time

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How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Lewisham in Kent | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 14th July 2024

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