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Walworth is an inner-city district in the London Borough of Southwark. Walworth probably derives its name from the Old English "Wealhworth" which meant Welsh (Britons (historical)) farm. It is located south east of Charing Cross and near to Camberwell and Elephant and Castle. The major streets in Walworth are the Old Kent Road and Walworth Road. It once had a common surrounded by streets with houses on one side, the Common on the other. This whole area is now covered by housing.

History

Walworth appears in the Domesday Book of 1086 as ''Waleorde''. It was held by Bainiard from Archbishop Lanfranc of Canterbury. Its domesday assets were: 3½ hide (unit)s; one church, four ploughs, of meadow. It rendered £3.[http://www.gwp.enta.net/surrnames.htm Surrey Domesday Book]

''John Smith House (Southwark)'' is on Walworth Road, and was renamed in memory of John Smith (UK politician), who was leader of the Labour Party (UK) from 1992 up to his sudden death in 1994. A former headquarters of the Labour Party, it was often seen in news reports at election times and in the background as people came and went from stormy meetings of the Labour Party National Executive Committee. It was used by the London Borough of Southwark as the home for its education department and reopened in July 2012 as a hostel.[http://www.safestay.co.uk/pr-media/press-releases/test/ Safestay to open in Elephant & Castle, London, SE17] Safestay, 5 March 2012

St. Peter's Church, Walworth, built circa 1825, is an excellent example of the neo-classical style of church built by John Soane. It is an indication of the wealth of the middle-class merchants who then lived in the vicinity that they could afford an architect of such prominence. Charles Upfold was born at Walworth Common and baptised at St. Peters. The church is home to the Monkey Gardens - which was once home to a menagerie kept by a past Reverend of the Church, but is now a delightful garden.


Manor Place Baths is a former wash house in Manor Place off Walworth Road. It is a grade II listed building. The building was renovated by Kagyu_Samye_Dzong_London who obtained a five-year lease in 2005. They opened it as their London centre, called ''Manor Place Samye Dzong'' on 17 March 2007. Adjacent is the Council's old recycling depot which is now closed and has been replaced by a [http://www.southwark.gov.uk/info/533/waste_management_facility new facility] at 43 Devon Street, off Old Kent Road.[http://london.samye.org/london/kagyu/centre/centre_move.shtml Kagyu Samye Dzong London at Manor Place] Kagyu Samye Dzong London

Walworth is also home to the Pullens buildings - a mixture of Victorian live/work spaces and yards. Many of the flats are 1 bedroom, and some of the flats still connect to the Workshops of any of the three yards (Illife Yard, Peacock Yard and one other). They all share communal roof terraces with extensive views over to the West End.

Walworth also used to have a Zoo, in Royal Surrey Gardens, which was visited by Queen Victoria.

East Street market is a major street market. Walworth is an inner-city district in the London Borough of Southwark. Walworth probably derives its name from the Old English "Wealhworth" which meant Welsh (Britons (historical)) farm. It is located south east of Charing Cross and near to Camberwell and Elephant and Castle. The major streets in Walworth are the Old Kent Road and Walworth Road. It once had a common surrounded by streets with houses on one side, the Common on the other. This whole area is now covered by housing.

Politics

Walworth is a community council area in the London Borough of Southwark and is made up of three council wards: Newington, East Walworth and Faraday (ward), each of which elects three councillors. Of the nine councillors for Walworth, eight are Labour Party (UK) (two from Newington and three from both East Walworth and Faraday) and the remaining member is a Liberal Democrats (from Newington). Walworth is an inner-city district in the London Borough of Southwark. Walworth probably derives its name from the Old English "Wealhworth" which meant Welsh (Britons (historical)) farm. It is located south east of Charing Cross and near to Camberwell and Elephant and Castle. The major streets in Walworth are the Old Kent Road and Walworth Road. It once had a common surrounded by streets with houses on one side, the Common on the other. This whole area is now covered by housing.

Regeneration

Large amounts of regeneration and gentrification are occurring in Walworth, including the proposed demolition of the Elephant and Castle Shopping Centre, the newly built Strata tower, the proposed demolition of the Heygate Estate and Aylesbury Estates and re-jigging St Mary's Churchyard as a new park. Some local residents have been updating a site that looks at the regeneration and gentrification in Walworth since 2006.[http://southwarknotes.wordpress.com/ Southwark Notes – whose regeneration?] Walworth is an inner-city district in the London Borough of Southwark. Walworth probably derives its name from the Old English "Wealhworth" which meant Welsh (Britons (historical)) farm. It is located south east of Charing Cross and near to Camberwell and Elephant and Castle. The major streets in Walworth are the Old Kent Road and Walworth Road. It once had a common surrounded by streets with houses on one side, the Common on the other. This whole area is now covered by housing.

Famous ex-residents

* Charlie Chaplin
* Michael Caine
* Robert Browning
* John Ruskin
* Charles Upfold
* Charles Babbage
* Bill Bailey
* Walworth Jumpers
* Michael Faraday
* Samuel Palmer Walworth is an inner-city district in the London Borough of Southwark. Walworth probably derives its name from the Old English "Wealhworth" which meant Welsh (Britons (historical)) farm. It is located south east of Charing Cross and near to Camberwell and Elephant and Castle. The major streets in Walworth are the Old Kent Road and Walworth Road. It once had a common surrounded by streets with houses on one side, the Common on the other. This whole area is now covered by housing.

Transport and local

Nearest places
* Newington, London
* Southwark
* Kennington
* Peckham
* Bermondsey
* Camberwell
* Lambeth

Nearest underground station
*Elephant & Castle tube station

Nearest National Rail station
*Elephant & Castle railway station Walworth is an inner-city district in the London Borough of Southwark. Walworth probably derives its name from the Old English "Wealhworth" which meant Welsh (Britons (historical)) farm. It is located south east of Charing Cross and near to Camberwell and Elephant and Castle. The major streets in Walworth are the Old Kent Road and Walworth Road. It once had a common surrounded by streets with houses on one side, the Common on the other. This whole area is now covered by housing.

References

Walworth is an inner-city district in the London Borough of Southwark. Walworth probably derives its name from the Old English "Wealhworth" which meant Welsh (Britons (historical)) farm. It is located south east of Charing Cross and near to Camberwell and Elephant and Castle. The major streets in Walworth are the Old Kent Road and Walworth Road. It once had a common surrounded by streets with houses on one side, the Common on the other. This whole area is now covered by housing.

External links

*[http://southwarknotes.wordpress.com/ Southwark Notes – whose regeneration?] Regeneration and Gentrification in Southwark, South London




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Category:Districts of Southwark
Category:Districts of London listed in the Domesday Book
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