LEWISHAM , asouth-eastern metropolitan
See also:borough of
See also:London, England, bounded N.W. by
See also:Deptford, N.E. by
See also:Greenwich, E. by
See also:Woolwich, and W. by
See also:Camberwell, and extending S. to the boundary of the
See also:county of London . Pop . (1901) 127,495 . Its
See also:area is for the most
See also:part occupied by villas . It includes the districts of
See also:Blackheath and
See also:Lee in the
See also:north, Hither
See also:Green, Catford and Brockley in the central parts, and
See also:Hill and part of Sydenham in the south-west . In the districts last named well-wooded hills rise above 300 ft., and this is an especially favoured residential quarter, its popularity being formerly increased by the presence of medicinal springs, discovered in 164o, on Sydenham
See also:Common . Towards the south, in spite of the
See also:constant extension of
See also:building, there are considerable tracts of ground uncovered, apart from public grounds . In the north the borough includes the greater part of Blackheath (q.v.), an open common of considerable
See also:interest . The other
See also:principal pleasure grounds are Hilly
See also:Fields (46 acres) and Ladywell Recreation Grounds (46 acres) in the north-west part of the borough; and at Sydenham (but outside the boundary of the county of London) is the Crystal Palace . Among institutions are the Horniman Museum, Forest Hill (1901); Morden's
See also:College, on the south of Blackheath, founded at Cie close of the 17th century by
See also:John Morden for
See also:Turkey merchants who were received as pensioners, and subsequently extended in
See also:scope; numerous
See also:schools in the same locality; and the
See also:Park Fever Hospital, Hither Green . The
See also:parliamentary borough of Lewisham returns one member . The borough council consists of a mayor, 7 aldermen and 42 councillors .
Area, 7014.4 acres .
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