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Lambeth

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Suburb · Lambeth · SE1 ·
JUNE
10
2013

The ’Lamb’ in Lambeth really means just that.

The name is recorded in 1062 as Lambehitha, meaning ’landing place for lambs’, and in 1255 as Lambeth. The name refers to a harbour where lambs were either shipped from or to. It is formed from the Old English ’lamb’ and ’hythe.

South Lambeth is recorded as Sutlamehethe in 1241 and North Lambeth is recorded in 1319 as North Lamhuth. The marshland in the area, known as Lambeth Marshe, was drained in the 18th century but is remembered in the Lower Marsh street name. Sometime after the opening of Waterloo railway station in 1848 the locality around the station and Lower Marsh became known as Waterloo.

Lambeth Palace is located opposite the Palace of Westminster. The two were linked by a horse ferry across the Thames.

Until the mid-18th Century the north of Lambeth was marshland, crossed by a number of roads raised against floods.

With the opening of Westminster Bridge in 1750, followed by the Blackfriars Bridge and Vauxhall Bridge, a number of major thoroughfares were developed through Lambeth, such as Westminster Bridge Road, Kennington Road and Camberwell New Road.

In William Blake’s epic Milton a Poem, the poet John Milton leaves Heaven and travels to Lambeth, in the form of a falling comet, and enters Blake’s foot. This allows Blake to treat the ordinary world as perceived by the five senses as a sandal formed of "precious stones and gold" that he can now wear. Blake ties the sandal and, guided by Los, walks with it into the City of Art, inspired by the spirit of poetic creativity. The poem was written between 1804 and 1810.


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THE STREETS OF LAMBETH
Albert Embankment, SE1 Albert Embankment was reclaimed from the Lambeth foreshore.
Albert Embankment, SE11 Albert Embankment was built between 1866 and 1869, under the direction of Joseph Bazalgette, over former marshlands.
Beaufoy Walk, SE11 Beaufoy Walk is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Bedlam Mews, SE11 Bedlam Mews is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Black Prince Road, SE1 Black Prince Road is named after Edward, the Black Prince, the son of King Edward III
Black Prince Road, SE11 Black Prince Road’s origin is derived from Edward of Woodstock (Edward the Black Prince) who lived in Lambeth during the 1300.
Carlisle Lane, SE1 Carlisle Lane is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Chester Way, SE11 Chester Way is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
China Walk, SE11 China Walk and its estate dates from 1928-34.
Church Street, SE1 Church Street is an old name for the street leading to Lambeth Bridge.
Citadel Place, SE11 Citadel Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal 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.
Distin Street, SE11 Distin Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Fellmongers Path, SE1 Fellmongers Path is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Fitzalan Street, SE11 Fitzalan Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Gibson Road, SE11 Gibson Road is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Graphite Square, SE11 Graphite Square is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Hornbeam Close, SE11 Hornbeam Close is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Hotspur Street, SE11 Hotspur Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Jonathan Street, SE11 Jonathan Street commemorates Jonathan Tyers who was the owner of the Vauxhall Gardens during the 1700s.
Juxon Street, SE11 Juxon Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Kennings Way, SE11 Kennings Way is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Kennington Lane, SW8 Kennington Lane is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Kennington Road, SE11 Kennington Road was a turnpike road created in 1751.
Lambeth Bridge, SE1 Lambeth Bridge is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Lambeth High Street, SE1 Lambeth High Street runs southwards from St Mary’s church, Lambeth to join Black Prince Road.
Lambeth Palace Road, SE1 Lambeth Palace Road is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lambeth Pier, SE1 Lambeth Pier is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Lambeth Walk, SE11 Lambeth Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Lambeth, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Lilac Place, SE11 Lilac Place is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Lollard Street, SE11 Lollard 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.
Newport Street, SE11 Newport Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Norfolk Row, SE1 Norfolk Row is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Old Paradise Street, SE1 Old Paradise Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Old Paradise Street, SE11 Old Paradise Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Orsett Street, SE11 Orsett Street is a road in the SE11 postcode area
Parliament View Apartments, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Pratt Walk, SE1 Pratt Walk is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Pratt Walk, SE11 Pratt Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Randall Road, SE11 Randall Road is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Reedworth Street, SE11 Reedworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Royal Street, SE1 Royal Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Sail Street, SE11 Sail Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Salamanca Place, IG11 A street within the SE1 postcode
Salamanca Place, SE1 Salamanca Place is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Salamanca Street, SE1 Salamanca Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Sancroft Street, SE11 Sancroft Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Saunders Street, SE11 Saunders Street used to run from Fitzalan Street to Lollard Street.
South Street, SE11 South Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Southbank House, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Tent City, NW10 Tent City is a road in the NW10 postcode area
Tinworth Street, SE11 Tinworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Tyers Street, SE11 Tyers Street is named for Jonathan Tyers who was the eighteenth century owner of the Vauxhall Gardens.
Upper Marsh Street, SE1 Upper Marsh Street is one of the streets of London in the SE1 postal area.
Upper Marsh, SE1 A street within the SE1 postcode
Vauxhall Walk, SE11 Vauxhall Walk is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Walnut Tree Place, SE11 Walnut Tree Place was a minor street replaced by the China Walk Estate.
Walnut Tree Walk, SE11 At the beginning of the 18th century Walnut Tree Walk was a lane leading out into the fields from Lambeth.
Whitgift Street, SE1 Whitgift Street is a road in the SE1 postcode area
Whitgift Street, SE11 Whitgift Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Wincott Parade, SE11 Wincott Parade is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.
Worgan Street, SE11 Worgan Street is one of the streets of London in the SE11 postal area.


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