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== References ==

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Parish History

'St Stephen WALWORTH COMMON, was created a later district church in 1866 from and lying within the boundaries of Walworth St Peters Chapelry--both of which and also along with the district churches of St John (built 1861) and St Paul Lorrimore Square (1856) were in St Mary Newington ancient parish.

'Walworth common was a metropolitan suburb with four "chapelries in Newington parish, Surrey. The suburb lies on the London, Chatham, and Dover railway, between Southwark and Camberwell, 2¼ miles S of St. Paul's; was once a hamlet, known at Domesday as Walerode; is now all compactly edificed; contains Surrey Zoological gardens, opened in 1832, and a Botanic garden; and has a post-office‡ under London S, a r. station, a P.-police station, [four] churches, twelve or more dissenting chapels, a number of public schools, a female orphan home, and the Newington workhouse. Acres, 321. Pop. in 1851, 29,861; in 1861, 44,463. Houses, 6,975.-The chapelries are St. Peter, constituted in 1826; St. Paul, 1857; S. John, 1860 [and St Stephens' commissioned in 1866]. The livings are p. curacies in the diocese of London. Value of St. Peter and St. Paul, each £300;* of St. John, £200. Patron of St. Peter, the Rector of Newington; of St. Paul and St. John, the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury. St Peter's church was built in 1825, at a cost of £19,127; and is in the Ionic style. A Baptist chapel was built in 1864, at a cost of £5,900; and has an octostyle Corinthian portico.'[1]


Civil Registration

Birth, marriages and deaths were kept by the government, from July 1837 to the present day. The civil registration article tells more about these records. There are several Internet sites with name lists or indexes. A popular site is FreeBMD.

Church records

Contributor: Include here information for parish registers, Bishop’s Transcripts, non conformist and other types of church records, such as parish chest records. Add the contact information for the office holding the original records. Add links to the Family History Library Catalog showing the film numbers in their collection

Census records

Probate records

Surrey will abstracts (1470-1858) are available online at British Origins (£).[2]

Records of wills, administrations, inventories, indexes, etc. were filed by the court with jurisdiction over this parish. Go to Surrey Probate Records to find the name of the court having primary jurisdiction. Scroll down in the article to the section Court Jurisdictions by Parish.

Maps and Gazetteers

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Web sites


  1. John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870).
  2. 'About Surrey and South London Will Abstracts 1470-1858,' Origins.net, accessed 27 June 2012.