Southwark Christchurch

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Southwark Christchurch
Paris Garden (until 1670)
Southwark Civil Parish Map 1870.png
Area
 • 1881 77 acres (310,000 m2)
 • 1921 77 acres (310,000 m2)
Population
 • 1881 13,663
 • 1921 8,296
History
 • Abolished 1930
Status Liberty (until 1670)
Civil parish (1670—1930)

Southwark Christchurch was a parish in the metropolitan area of London, England. It was the manor and liberty of Paris Garden until 1670.[1]

The parish was included in the returns of the Bills of mortality from 1671, having previously been included in the returns for Southwark St Saviour.[2]

In 1855 it was grouped into the St Saviour's District.

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

History[edit]

Southwark is home to the Paris Garden, infamous for bear and bull baiting throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.

Geography[edit]

The northern boundary was the River Thames between Old Barge House Stairs and Falcon Dock. The rest of the boundary was formed by a looping stream.[3]

Maps[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Southwark Christchurch CP/ParLib through time | Census tables with data for the Parish-level Unit". www.visionofbritain.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-09-01. 
  2. ^ Reginald H. Adams (1971). The Parish Clerks of London. Phillimore. 
  3. ^ "Paris Garden Manor | British History Online". www.british-history.ac.uk. Retrieved 2017-09-01. 

Coordinates: 51°30′22″N 0°6′19″W / 51.50611°N 0.10528°W / 51.50611; -0.10528