Cleaver Square, SE11

Road in/near Kennington

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Cleaver Square, SE11

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Cleaver Square is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.




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Bowden Street, SE11 Bowden Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Bowling Green Street, SE11 Bowling Green Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Braganza Street, SE17 Braganza Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
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Chapter Road, SE17 Chapter Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Chester Way, SE11 Chester Way is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Clayton Street, SE11 Clayton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Cleaver Street, SE11 Cleaver Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Conwall Square Kennings Way, SE11 Conwall Square Kennings Way is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Cooks Road, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Courtenay Square, SE11 Courtenay Square is one of a number of local streets with houses built in a neo-Georgian style.
Courtenay Street, SE11 Courtenay Street was built in 1925 as part of the Duchy of Cornwall’s estate.
De Laune Street, SE17 De Laune Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Delverton Road, SE17 Delverton Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Denny Crescent, SE11 Denny Crescent was built as part of a small estate by the Duchy of Cornwall in 1925.
Denny Street, SE11 Denny Street is a neo-Georgian development.
Doddington Grove, SE17 Doddington Grove is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Doddington Place, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Faunce Street, SE17 Faunce Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Fleming Road, SE17 Fleming Road is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Frederick Road, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Gaza Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Greig Terrace, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Harmsworth Street, SE17 Harmsworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Hotspur Street, SE11 Hotspur Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Hurley Road, SE11 Hurley Road ran north from Lower Kennington Lane.
Kempsford Road, SE11 Kempsford Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Kennings Way, SE11 Kennings Way is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Kennington Lane, SE11 Kennington Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Kennington Lane, SW8 Kennington Lane is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Kennington Park Place, SE11 Kennington Park Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Kennington Park Place, SE17 Kennington Park Place is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Kennington Park Road, SE11 Kennington Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Kennington Park, SE5 Kennington Park is one of the streets of London in the SE5 postal area.
Kennington Road, SE11 Kennington Road was a turnpike road created in 1751.
Knight’s Walk, SE11 Knight’s Walk is a pedestrian-only street linking Kennington Lane to Kempsford Road .
Laune Street, SE17 A street within the SE17 postcode
Lorrimore Road, SE17 Lorrimore Road is a very old Walworth road.
Lorrimore Square, SE17 Lorrimore Square is a 1.5-acre garden square.
Loughborough Street, SE11 Loughborough Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Marylee Way, SE11 Marylee Way is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Methley Street, SE11 Methley Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Milverton Street, SE11 Milverton Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Montford Place, SE11 Montford Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Newburn Street, SE11 Newburn Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
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Opal Street, SE11 Opal Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
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Penton Place, SE17 Penton Place is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Pullens Buildings, SE17 Pullens Buildings is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
Radcot Street, SE11 Radcot Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Ravensdon Street, SE11 Ravensdon Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Reedworth Street, SE11 Reedworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Sancroft Street, SE11 Sancroft Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Sharstead Street, SE17 Sharstead Street is a road in the SE17 postcode area
Sharsted Street, SE17 This is a street in the SE17 postcode area
Silk Mews, SE11 Silk Mews is a road in the SE11 postcode area
South Street, SE11 South Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
St Pauls Church, SE17 St Pauls Church is one of the streets of London in the SE17 postal area.
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Kennington

Kennington was a royal manor in the ancient parish of St Mary, Lambeth in the county of Surrey and was the administrative centre of the parish from 1853.

The presence of a tumulus, and other significant geographical features locally, suggest that the area was regarded in ancient times as a sacred place of assembly. The manor of Kennington was divided from the manor of Vauxhall by the River Effra, a tributary of the River Thames. A smaller river, the River Neckinger, ran through the northern part of Kennington, approximately where Brook Drive is today. Both rivers have now been diverted into underground culverts.

Harthacnut, King of Denmark and England, died at Kennington in 1041. Harold Godwinson took the Crown the day after the death of Edward the Confessor at Kennington; he is said to have placed it upon his own head. King Henry III held his court here in 1231; and, according to Matthew Paris, in 1232, Parliament was held at Kennington.

Edward III gave the manor of Kennington to his oldest son Edward, the Black Prince in 1337, and the prince then built a large royal palace in the traingle formed by Kennington Lane, Sancroft Street and Cardigan Street, near to Kennington Cross. Geoffrey Chaucer was employed at Kennington as Clerk of Works in 1389 and was paid 2 shillings. The Duchy of Cornwall still maintains a substantial property portfolio within the area.

The eighteenth century saw considerable development in Kennington. At the start of the century, the area was essentially a village on the southern roads into London, with a common on which public executions took place. The development of Kennington came about through access to London, which happened when, in 1750, Westminster Bridge was constructed. In 1751, Kennington Road was built from Kennington Common (as it then was; now Kennington Park) to Westminster Bridge. Houses along it were soon built.

On 10 May 1768, at approximately the site of the Imperial War Museum today, the Massacre of St George's Fields took place. A riot started, because of the detention at the King's Bench Prison of the radical, John Wilkes – he had written an article in which he attacked King George III. The Riot Act was read, and soldiers fired into the crowd, killing seven people.

By the 1770s, the development of Kennington into its modern form was well underway. Terraces of houses were built on the east side of Kennington Road and Cleaver Square (then called Prince's Square) was laid out in 1788. In 1796, a house in West Square became the first station in the optical telegraph, or semaphore line, between the Admiralty in London, and Chatham and Deal in Kent, and during the Napoleonic Wars transmitted messages between Whitehall and the Royal Navy.

The modern street pattern of Kennington was formed by the early nineteenth century. The village had become a semi-rural suburb with grand terraced houses. In 1852, at the initiative of the minister of St. Mark's Church, the Common was enclosed and became the first public park in south London.

The Oval cricket ground was leased to Surrey County Cricket Club from the Duchy of Cornwall in 1845, and the adjacent gasometers (themselves an international sporting landmark) were constructed in 1853. Proximity to central London was key to the development of the area as a residential suburb and it was incorporated into the metropolitan area of London in 1855.

Dense building and the carving-up of large houses for multiple occupation caused Kennington to be very seriously over-populated in 1859, when diphtheria appeared (recorded by Karl Marx in 'Das Kapital').

Kennington station was opened as Kennington (New Street) in 1890 by the City of London and Southwark Subway.

On 15 October 1940, the large trench air-raid shelter beneath Kennington Park was struck by a 50lb bomb. The number of people killed remains unknown; it is believed by local historians that 104 people died. 48 bodies were recovered.

Lambeth Council designated much of Kennington a Conservation Area in 1968, the boundary of which was extended in 1979 and in 1997. Lambeth Council's emphasis on conserving and protecting Kennington's architectural heritage and enhancing its attractive open spaces for recreation and leisure is illustrated by restoration of the centre of the listed Cleaver Square in the last decade of the twentieth century.


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