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Oval is a geographically small area of Kennington, south London, in the London Borough of Lambeth. It is situated 2.1 miles (3.38 km) to the south-east of Charing Cross. Oval straddles the border of south-west London and south-east London, and is where the postcode SE11 converges with the postcodes SW8 and SW9. Oval is best known for The Oval cricket ground, the home-ground of Surrey County Cricket Club.
The land here was, from the seventeenth century, used for a market garden. The name "Oval" emerged from a street layout which was originated in 1790 but never completely built. The Montpelier Cricket Club leased ten acres of land from the Duchy of Cornwall in 1844, and Surrey County Cricket Club was formed soon thereafter at a meeting at the Horns Tavern (since demolished) on Kennington Park Road.
Oval ward is in the Vauxhall parliamentary constituency and is one of four wards in the borough's north Lambeth division. It includes part of Kennington and some of the River Thames. In 2001, the National Census recorded a population of 11,983 for Oval.
Lambeth Council elections 2010
In the 2014 Lambeth Council election residents returned three Labour/progress[clarification needed] Councillors, Cllr Jack Hopkins, Cllr Claire Holland and Cllr Jane Edbrooke.
- "Lambeth Ward population 2011". Neighbourhood Statistics. Office for National Statistics. Retrieved 12 October 2016.
- Lambeth Council profile for the ward
- Lambeth Council map of the ward
- Oval ward results on Lambeth website
- Lib Dem Councillor's blog
- Oval Labour blog
- census information
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