Place:Southwark St. Olave, Surrey, England

NameSouthwark St. Olave
Alt namesSouthwark St Olave
TypeFormer parish
Coordinates51.5063°N 0.0865°W
Located inSurrey, England     ( - 1900)
Also located inLondon, England     (1900 - 1904)
See alsoSouthwark, Surrey, Englandthe area in Surrey in which the parish was originally located before 1900
Bermondsey, London, Englandmetropolitan borough in which it was located 1900-1965
Southwark (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough covering the area since 1965
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Southwark St Olave was an ancient civil and ecclesiastical parish on the south bank of the River Thames, covering the area around where Shard London Bridge now stands in the modern London Borough of Southwark. The boundaries varied over time but in general the parish stretched east from London Bridge past Tower Bridge to St Saviour's Dock. Southwark St Olave and St Thomas replaced the civil parish in 1896. It was abolished in 1904 and absorbed by Bermondsey parish.

Bermondsey parish with Rotherhithe became the Metropolitan Borough of Bermondsey in 1900 and in 1965 the whole area became part of the London Borough of Southwark.

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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 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.
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  • 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.
  • The Victoria County History Series only has as yet one volume dealing with London. This outlines the history of the religious houses of the borough of Southwark and the cities of London and Westminster. Most of the material will predate most genealogical searches.
  • Old Maps of Southwark provided by the London Borough of Southwark.
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