Southwark St George the Martyr

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Southwark St George the Martyr
Southwark Civil Parish Map 1870.png
Area
 - 1881 284 acres (1.15 km2)
Population
 - 1881 58,652
Density
 - 1881 206/acre
History
 - Origin Ancient parish
 - Abolished 1930
Status Civil parish
Government Vestry of the Parish of Southwark St George the Martyr (1855—1900)
 - HQ Vestry Hall, Borough Road

Southwark St George the Martyr was a civil parish in the metropolitan area of London, England and part of the ancient Borough of Southwark. In 1855 the parish vestry became a local authority within the area of responsibility of the Metropolitan Board of Works. It comprised 284 acres (1.15 km2) and had a population in 1881 of 59,712.[1]

The bulk of the parish was centred around St George's Circus, with Newington Causeway and Borough High Street forming the eastern boundary. In the north east it included the church of St George the Martyr Southwark and then formed a long, narrow panhandle along the Old Kent Road, terminating at what is now Burgess Park and surrounding the triangular parish of Newington on two sides.

It became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark in 1900 and was abolished as a civil parish in 1930.[2]

Ecclesiastical parish[edit]

The ancient parish, dedicated to St George, was in the Diocese of Winchester until 1877, then the Diocese of Rochester until 1905, and then finally in the Diocese of Southwark. From 1843, as the population of Southwark St George the Martyr increased, a number of new parishes were formed:[3]

  • St Mary Magdalene, Southwark in 1843
  • St Jude, Southwark in 1850
  • St Stephen, Southwark in 1853
  • St Paul, Southwark in 1858
  • St Michael and All Angels, Southwark in 1867
  • St Alphege, Southwark in 1872

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.visionofbritain.org.uk/data_cube_page.jsp?data_theme=T_POP&data_cube=N_TOT_POP&u_id=10217180&c_id=10001043&add=N
  2. ^ Youngs, Frederic (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. ISBN 0-901050-67-9. 
  3. ^ [1], 'The borough of Southwark: Churches', A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 4 (1912), pp. 151-161. Date accessed: 10 March 2014.

Coordinates: 51°29′55″N 0°06′18″W / 51.4986°N 0.105°W / 51.4986; -0.105