Place:London, England

NameLondon
Alt namesCounty of London
Inner London
TypeAdministrative county
Coordinates51.5°N 0.12°W
Located inEngland     (1889 - 1965)
See alsoKent, Englandcounty which was part absorbed into London in 1889
Middlesex, Englandcounty which was part absorbed into London in 1889
Surrey, Englandcounty which was part absorbed into London in 1889
Greater London, Englandadministrative area into which the County of London was absorbed in 1965
Contained Places
Area
Agar Town ( 1841 - 1866 )
Alsatia ( 1400 - 1600 )
Angel ( - 1965 )
Archway ( - 1965 )
Barnsbury ( - 1965 )
Bayswater ( 1889 - 1965 )
Belgravia ( - 1965 )
Bellingham ( - 1965 )
Belsize Park ( - 1965 )
Blackheath ( - 1965 )
Bloomsbury ( - 1965 )
Brick Lane ( - 1965 )
Brixton ( 1889 - 1965 )
Brockley ( 1900 - 1965 )
Brompton ( 1889 - 1965 )
Canonbury ( 1889 - 1965 )
Chalk Farm ( - 1965 )
Charing Cross ( - 1965 )
Charlton ( 1855 - 1965 )
Chelsea ( 1889 - 1965 )
Clink ( 1889 - 1930 )
Custom House
Dalston ( 1889 - 1965 )
Dulwich ( 1900 - 1965 )
East End of London ( - 1965 )
Elephant and Castle ( 1889 - 1965 )
Finsbury Park ( - 1965 )
Gipsy Hill ( 1889 - 1965 )
Hackney Central ( 1889 - 1965 )
Hackney Wick ( 1889 - 1965 )
Haggerston ( 1889 - 1965 )
Hampstead Heath ( 1889 - 1965 )
Highgate ( 1889 - 1965 )
Hither Green ( 1889 - 1965 )
Holloway
Homerton ( 1889 - 1965 )
Hoxton ( 1889 - 1965 )
Kennington ( 1855 - 1965 )
Kensal Green ( 1889 - 1965 )
Kensal Town ( 1889 - 1965 )
Kentish Town ( 1889 - 1965 )
Kingsland ( 1889 - 1965 )
Loughborough Junction ( 1889 - 1965 )
Lower Clapton ( 1889 - 1965 )
Mayfair ( 1889 - 1965 )
New Cross ( 1889 - 1965 )
Newington Green ( 1899 - 1965 )
Peckham ( 1889 - 1965 )
Plumstead ( 1889 - 1965 )
Primrose Hill ( - 1965 )
Shepherd's Bush ( - 1965 )
South Hackney ( 1889 - 1965 )
St. Johns
Stamford Hill ( 1889 - 1965 )
Stockwell ( 1889 - 1965 )
Streatham ( 1889 - 1965 )
Sydenham ( 1899 - 1965 )
Tooting Bec ( 1889 - 1965 )
Tooting Graveney ( 1889 - 1965 )
Tulse Hill ( 1889 - 1965 )
Upper Clapton ( 1889 - 1965 )
Vauxhall ( 1889 - 1965 )
Walworth ( 1889 - 1965 )
Waterloo ( 1889 - 1965 )
West Kensington ( 1889 - 1965 )
West Norwood ( 1889 - 1965 )
Borough (metropolitan)
Battersea ( 1889 - 1965 )
Bermondsey ( 1889 - 1965 )
Bethnal Green ( 1889 - 1965 )
Camberwell ( 1889 - 1965 )
Chelsea ( 1889 - 1965 )
Deptford ( 1900 - 1965 )
Finsbury ( 1889 - 1965 )
Fulham ( 1889 - 1965 )
Greenwich ( 1889 - 1965 )
Hackney ( 1889 - 1965 )
Hammersmith ( 1889 - 1965 )
Hampstead ( 1889 - 1965 )
Holborn ( 1889 - 1965 )
Islington ( 1889 - 1965 )
Kensington ( 1889 - 1965 )
Lambeth ( 1889 - 1965 )
Lewisham ( - 1965 )
London (City of) ( 1889 - 1965 )
Paddington ( 1889 - 1965 )
Poplar ( 1889 - 1965 )
Shoreditch ( 1889 - 1965 )
Southwark ( 1889 - 1965 )
St. Marylebone ( 1889 - 1865 )
St. Pancras ( 1889 - 1965 )
Stepney (metropolitan borough) ( 1889 - 1965 )
Stoke Newington ( 1889 - 1965 )
Wandsworth ( 1889 - 1965 )
Westminster ( 1889 - 1965 )
Woolwich (metropolitan borough) ( 1889 - 1965 )
Castle
Tower of London ( 1889 - 1965 )
Cemetery
St. Bartholomew the Great ( 1123 - )
St. Mary Abbot's Church
Tower Hamlets Cemetery ( - 1965 )
Church
Temple Church
City district
Battersea ( 1889 - 1965 )
Catford ( - 1965 )
Civil parish
Bermondsey ( 1889 - 1965 )
Eltham ( 1998 - 1965 )
Newington ( 1889 - 1930 )
Plumstead ( 1889 - 1965 )
St. George Hanover Square ( 1889 - 1922 )
Former borough
St Marylebone
St Pancras
Former parish
All Hallows Bread Street ( 1227 - 1878 )
Charterhouse ( - 1965 )
Lee ( 1889 - 1965 )
Southwark St. George the Martyr ( 1900 - 1930 )
Southwark St. Olave ( 1900 - 1904 )
Southwark St. Saviour ( 1889 - 1930 )
Southwark St. Thomas ( 1900 - 1965 )
Southwark ( 1889 - 1965 )
St. Gregory by St. Paul ( 1010 - 1066 )
St. Katherine Coleman ( 1346 - 1926 )
St. Luke ( 1889 - 1965 )
St. Margaret Moses ( 1105 - 1666 )
St. Mary Aldermanbury ( - 1940 )
St. Mary Mounthaw ( - 1665 )
St. Matthew Friday Street ( 1382 - 1885 )
St. Nicholas Cole Abbey ( - 1982 )
St. Olave Old Jewry ( bef 1130 - 1887 )
St. Stephen Coleman Street ( bef 1216 - 1940 )
Former village
Anerley ( 1899 - 1965 )
Inhabited place
Camden Town ( 1889 - 1965 )
Greenwich ( 1889 - 1965 )
London (City of) ( 1889 - 1965 )
Norwood ( 1889 - 1965 )
Wandsworth ( 1889 - 1965 )
Westminster ( 1889 - 1965 )
Inn of court
Middle Temple
Palace
Kensington Palace ( 1689 - )
St. James's Palace ( 1536 - )
Parish
Allhallows Barking by the Tower
Allhallows London Wall
Bethnal Green ( 1889 - 1965 )
Bow ( 1889 - 1965 )
Bromley-by-Bow ( 1889 - 1965 )
Camberwell ( 1889 - 1965 )
Clapham ( 1889 - 1965 )
Clerkenwell ( 1889 - 1965 )
Covent Garden ( 1889 - 1965 )
Furnival's Inn ( 1889 - 1965 )
Glasshouse Yard ( 1889 - 1965 )
Gray's Inn ( 1889 - 1965 )
Hammersmith ( 1889 - 1965 )
Hampstead ( 1889 - 1965 )
Holy Trinity Minories ( 1889 - 1965 )
Kensington ( 1889 - 1965 )
Lambeth ( 1889 - 1965 )
Liberty of the Rolls ( 1889 - 1965 )
Liberty of the Tower ( 1889 - 1965 )
Limehouse ( 1889 - 1965 )
Lincoln's Inn ( 1889 - 1965 )
Merton
Mile End New Town ( 1889 - 1965 )
Mile End Old Town ( 1900 - 1965 )
Norton Folgate ( 1889 - 1965 )
Old Artillery Ground ( 1889 - 1965 )
Old Tower Without ( 1889 - 1965 )
Paddington ( 1889 - 1965 )
Poplar ( 1889 - 1965 )
Precinct of the Savoy ( 1889 - 1965 )
Putney ( 1889 - 1965 )
Ratcliff ( 1889 - 1965 )
Rotherhithe ( 1889 - 1965 )
Saffron Hill ( 1889 - 1965 )
Shadwell ( 1889 - 1965 )
Shoreditch ( 1889 - 1965 )
Spitalfields ( 1889 - 1965 )
St Clement Danes ( 1889 - 1965 )
St Giles in the Fields ( 1889 - 1965 )
St Mary le Strand ( 1889 - 1965 )
St. Alphage London Wall ( 1068 - 1919 )
St. Andrew by the Wardrobe ( 1170 - )
St. Anne Soho ( 1889 - 1965 )
St. Benet Paul's Wharf
St. Botolph Without Aldgate ( 1889 - 1965 )
St. Dionis Backchurch ( 1288 - 1878 )
St. Dunstan in the West
St. George in the East ( 1889 - 1965 )
St. Giles Cripplegate
St. Helen Bishopsgate
St. James Westminster ( 1889 - 1965 )
St. Katharine by the Tower ( 1889 - 1965 )
St. Martin Ludgate ( 1410 - )
St. Martin in the Fields ( 1889 - 1965 )
St. Mary Aldermary
St. Marylebone ( 1889 - 1865 )
St. Olave Hart Street
St. Olave Silver Street ( - 1666 )
St. Sepulchre
Staple Inn ( 1889 - 1965 )
Stepney ( 1889 - 1965 )
Stoke Newington ( 1889 - 1965 )
Streatham ( 1889 - 1965 )
Tower of London ( 1889 - 1965 )
Wapping ( 1889 - 1965 )
Westminster ( 1889 - 1965 )
Whitechapel ( 1900 - 1965 )
Woolwich (metropolitan borough) ( 1889 - 1965 )
Parish (ancient)
Battersea ( 1889 - 1965 )
Brixton ( 1889 - 1965 )
Deptford St. Paul ( 1889 - 1965 )
Hackney ( 1889 - 1965 )
Holborn ( 1889 - 1965 )
Newington ( 1889 - 1930 )
St. Pancras ( 1889 - 1965 )
Registration district
Greenwich Registration District ( 1889 - )
Lewisham Registration District ( 1889 - )
St. George Hanover Square Registration District ( 1889 - 1922 )
Woolwich Registration District ( 1889 - )
Ruined church
Christchurch Newgate Street
Suburb
Anerley ( 1899 - 1965 )
Eltham ( 1998 - 1965 )
Forest Hill ( 1889 - 1965 )
Lee ( 1889 - 1965 )
West Acton
Unknown
Allhallows Honey Lane
Allhallows Lombard Street
Allhallows Staining
Allhallows the Great
Allhallows the Less
Barnard's Inn
Bridewell Chapel
Fleet Prison and Rules of the Fleet
Holy Trinity Gough Square
Holy Trinity the Less
Inner Temple
Lamb's Chapel Monkwell Street
Mercer's Hall Chapel
Old Red Hand and Mitre
Serjeants Inn
St George's
St. Alban Wood Street
St. Andrew Hubbard
St. Andrew Undershaft
St. Ann Blackfriars
St. Antholin Budge Row
St. Augustine
St. Bartholomew Moor Lane
St. Bartholomew by the Exchange
St. Bartholomew the Less
St. Benet Fink
St. Benet Gracechurch
St. Benet Sherehog
St. Botolph Aldersgate
St. Botolph Billingsgate
St. Botolph Bishopsgate
St. Bride Fleet Street
St. Christopher le Stocks
St. Clement Eastcheap
St. Dunstan in the East
St. Edmund the King and Martyr
St. Ethelburga
St. Faith under St. Paul
St. Gabriel Fenchurch
St. George Botolph Lane
St. James Duke's Place
St. James Garlickhithe
St. John Zachary
St. John the Baptist Walbrook
St. John the Evangelist Friday Street
St. Katherine Cree
St. Lawrence Jewry
St. Lawrence Pountney
St. Leonard Eastcheap
St. Leonard Foster Lane
St. Magnus the Martyr
St. Margaret Lothbury
St. Margaret New Fish Street
St. Margaret Pattens
St. Martin Orgar
St. Martin Outwich
St. Martin Pomeroy
St. Martin Vintry
St. Mary Abchurch
St. Mary Axe
St. Mary Bothaw
St. Mary Colechurch
St. Mary Magdalen Milk Street
St. Mary Magdalen Old Fish Street
St. Mary Moorfields
St. Mary Somerset
St. Mary Staining
St. Mary Woolchurch Haw
St. Mary Woolnoth
St. Mary at Hill
St. Mary-le-Bow
St. Michael Bassishaw
St. Michael Cornhill
St. Michael Crooked Lane
St. Michael Paternoster Royal
St. Michael Queenhithe
St. Michael Wood Street
St. Michael le Querne
St. Mildred Bread Street
St. Mildred Poultry
St. Nicholas Acons
St. Nicholas Olave
St. Nicholas Shambles
St. Pancras Soper Lane
St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Peter Cornhill
St. Peter Paul's Wharf
St. Peter Westcheap
St. Peter le Poer
St. Stephen Walbrook
St. Swithin London Stone
St. Thomas Apostle
St. Vedast Foster Lane
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

The County of London was a county of England from 1889 to 1965, corresponding to the area known today as Inner London. It was created as part of the general introduction of elected county government in England, by way of the Local Government Act 1888. The Act created an administrative County of London, which included within its territory the City of London. However, the City of London and the County of London formed separate counties for "non-administrative" purposes. The local authority for the county was the London County Council (LCC), which initially performed only a limited range of functions, but gained further powers during its 76-year existence. The LCC provided very few services within the City of London, where the ancient Corporation monopolised local governance, as it still does.[1] In 1900 the lower-tier civil parishes and district boards were replaced with 28 new metropolitan boroughs. The territory of the county was 74,903 acres (303.12 km2) in 1961. During its existence there was a long-term decline in population as more residents moved into the outer suburbs; there were periodic reviews of the local government structures in the greater London area and several failed attempts to expand the boundaries of the county. In 1965, the London Government Act 1963 replaced the county with the much larger Greater London administrative area.

Local government

In 1900, eleven years after its foundation, the London Government Act 1899 divided the County of London into 28 metropolitan boroughs. These replaced the ancient parish vestries and district boards as the second tier of local government. Image:County of London PJ.png
The colours define the London Boroughs into which the Metropolitan Boroughs were transferred in 1965.

Map NumberMetropolitan BoroughPost 1965 London Borough
1City of LondonCity of London
2BatterseaWandsworth
3BermondseySouthwark
4Bethnal GreenTower Hamlets
5CamberwellSouthwark
6ChelseaKensington and Chelsea
7DeptfordLewisham
8FinsburyIslington
9FulhamHammersmith
10GreenwichGreenwich
11HackneyHackney
12HammersmithHammersmith
13HampsteadCamden
14HolbornCamden
15IslingtonIslington
16KensingtonKensington and Chelsea
17LambethLambeth
18LewishamLewisham
19PaddingtonWestminster
20PoplarTower Hamlets
21ShoreditchHackney
22SouthwarkSouthwark
23St. MaryleboneWestminster
24St. PancrasCamden
25StepneyTower Hamlets
26Stoke NewingtonHackney
27aWandsworthWandsworth
27bWandsworth (east)Lambeth
28WestminsterWestminster
29aWoolwichGreenwich
29bWoolwichNewham (not on map)

Abolition

the following text is based on an article in Wikipedia

The County of London was abolished in 1965 and was replaced by the much larger Greater London, which took in nearly all of Middlesex, along with areas in Surrey, Kent, Essex and Hertfordshire. The area that had formed the county was henceforth known as Inner London and an "Inner London Education Authority" operated in the area until 1990. The 28 metropolitan boroughs were merged to form 12 new Inner London boroughs.

Greater London Research Tips

  • See wiki.familysearch.org under "London" and also under "Middlesex", "Surrey" and "Kent" for key information about Greater London's jurisdictions and records, plus links to indexes, reference aids and Family History Library holdings.
  • The London Metropolitan Archives (40 Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0HB) holds records relating to the whole of Greater London.
  • GENUKI has a long list of websites and archive holders in addition to London Metropolitan Archives above. (This list is not maintained so well that there is never a dead link in it. However, it is often worth googling the title given on the page just in case the contributor has reorganized their website.)
  • GENUKI also has a list of the Archives and Local Studies Libraries for each of the boroughs of Greater London.
  • The London Encyclopaedia by Ben Weinreb and Christopher Hibbert. An e-book available online through Google, originally published by Pan Macmillan. There is a search box in the left-hand pane.
  • London Lives. A very useful free website for anyone researching their London ancestors between the years 1690-1800. This is a fully searchable edition of 240,000 manuscripts from eight archives and fifteen datasets, giving access to 3.35 million names.
  • London Ancestor, a website belonging to one of the London family history societies, has a list of transcriptions of directories from the 18th century, listing in one case "all the squares, streets, lanes, courts, yards, alleys, &C. in and about Five Miles of the Metropolis..." In other parts of the same website are maps of various parts of 19th century London and Middlesex.
  • The proceedings of the Old Bailey, London's central criminal court, 1674-1913. A fully searchable edition of the largest body of texts detailing the lives of non-elite people ever published, containing 197,745 criminal trials held at London's central criminal court. This website is free to use.
  • Registration Districts in London, Registration Districts in Middlesex, Registration Districts in Surrey, Registration Districts in Kent, are lists of the registration districts used for civil registration (births, marriages and deaths, as well as the censuses). There are linked supporting lists of the parishes which made up each registration district, the dates of formation and abolition of the districts, the General Register Office numbers, and the local archive-holding place. This work has been carried out by Brett Langston under the agency of GENUKI (Genealogy United Kingdom and Ireland) and UKBMD - Births, Marriages, Deaths & Censuses on the Internet.


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