Place:Southwark St. George the Martyr, Surrey, England

NameSouthwark St. George the Martyr
Alt namesSouthwark St George
St George the Martyr
TypeFormer parish
Coordinates51.5013°N 0.0926°W
Located inSurrey, England     ( - 1900)
Also located inLondon, England     (1900 - 1930)
See alsoSouthwark, London, Englandmetropolitan borough of which it became part in 1900
Southwark (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough covering the area since 1965

Southwark St. George the Martyr was one of the ancient parishes of the Borough of Southwark in the county of Surrey. It became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Southwark in the County of London in 1900, and the civil parish was abolished in 1930. Since 1965 the area has come under the jurisdiction of the London Borough of Southwark within Greater London.


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Southwark St George the Martyr was a civil parish in the metropolitan area of London, England and part of the ancient Borough of Southwark. In 1855 the parish vestry became a local authority within the area of responsibility of the Metropolitan Board of Works. It comprised and had a population in 1881 of 59,712.

The bulk of the parish was centred on St George's Circus, with Newington Causeway and Borough High Street forming the eastern boundary. The area was essentially the same as the King's Manor, Southwark, In the north east it included the church of St George the Martyr Southwark and then formed a long, narrow panhandle along the Old Kent Road, terminating at what is now Burgess Park and surrounding the triangular parish of Newington on two sides.

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

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