Southwark St John Horsleydown

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For the church, see St John Horsleydown.
Southwark St John Horsleydown
Southwark Civil Parish Map 1870.png
Area
 - 1851 94 acres (38 ha)
 - 1901 70 acres (28 ha)
Population
 - 1851 11,360
 - 1901 7,769
Density
 - 1851 120/acre
 - 1901 111/acre
History
 - Created 1733
 - Abolished 1904
 - Succeeded by Bermondsey
Status Civil parish

Southwark St John Horsleydown was a small parish on the south bank of the River Thames in London, opposite the Tower of London.[1] The name Horsleydown, apparently derived from the "horse lie-down" next to the river, is no longer used.[2] The parish was created by splitting St Olave's parish in 1733.

In the metropolitan re-organisation of 1855 it was grouped into the St Olave District with St Olave's and St Thomas's sending a joint representative to the Metropolitan Board of Works and remained as such after the 1889 creation of the County of London.

The civil parish became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey in 1900 when the St Olave District was abolished, and in 1904 Southwark St John Horsleydown was absorbed into the Bermondsey parish. Since 1965 it has formed part of the London Borough of Southwark.

It had a population, recorded in the census, of:

Civil parish of St John Horsleydown 1801-1901

Year[3] 1801 1811 1821 1831 1841 1851 1861 1871 1881 1891 1901
Population 8,892 8,370 9,163 9,871 10,665 11,360 11,393 10,500 8,928 9,812 7,769

References[edit]

  1. ^ GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, Southwark St John Horsleydown. Retrieved on 3 February 2010.
  2. ^ "Horsleydown, St John the Evangelist". Former Places of Worship in the Diocese of Southwark. Diocese of Southwark. Retrieved 3 September 2010. 
  3. ^ Statistical Abstract for London, 1901 (Vol. IV).

Coordinates: 51°30′14″N 0°04′44″W / 51.504°N 0.079°W / 51.504; -0.079