Place:


Southwark  Surrey

 

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

Southwark, parl. bor., Surrey, on river Thames, opposite London city, 1990 ac., pop. 221,946. Southwark returns 3 members to Parliament (3 divisions - viz., West Southwark, Rotherhithe, and Bermondsey, 1 member for each division); its representation was increased from 2 to 3 members in 1885. Southwark Bridge, between Blackfriars Bridge and London Bridge, is an iron bridge 708 ft. long, the centre arch having a span of 402 ft. Southwark Park, near the Surrey Commercial Docks, covers an area of 63 ac.

Southwark through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Southwark has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Southwark go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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

URL: http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/place/685

Date accessed: 29th June 2017


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