In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Camberwell like this:
Camberwell, parl. bor. and par., Surrey, in S. of London -- par., 4450 ac., pop. 186,593; bor. (containing also Penge), 5220 ac., pop. 205,243. Camberwell returns 3 members to Parliament -- 3 divisions, viz., North, Peckham, and Dulwich, 1 member for each division; it was made a parl. bor. in 1885.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Camberwell has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Southwark. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Camberwell and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Camberwell, in Southwark and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 25th May 2013
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