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Kennington was originally in the county of Surrey . The name comes from OE and may have meant 'farm or estate associated with Coena'.


Roman Kennington

Kennington Park Road was originally part of the Roman Road from London Bridge to Chichester


Mediaeval Kennington

1086 Domesday mention of Chenintune
1229 Reference to Kenintone
1263 Reference to Kenyngton
C14 Black Prince had a palace in Kennington. Commemorated by Black Prince Road.


Stuart Kennington

C17 James I settled manor of Kennington on Prince of Wales.
Charles I, when Prince of Wales, lived in a house on site of old Palace. He granted part of manor to Sir Noel Caron, ambassador to Holland.
Caron built mansion (demolished C19). Part of mansion & grounds now form Oval Cricket Ground.


Georgian Kennington

C18-C19 Many Georgian terraces built including Kennington Park Road, Cleaver Square and Kennington Road.
1746 Scottish rebels hung at Surrey Gallows, Kennington Common.
1774 Kennington revered to as a village near Lambeth.
1818 Camberwell Road built on part of Kennington Common.
1824 St Mark's Church built (on site of Surrey Gallows).
1825 Kennington Park created from enclosed Kennington Common.


Victorian Kennington

1845 Cricket ground leased from Duchy of Cornwall at Oval. Surrey Cricket Club founded.
1848 Chartists met at Kennington Park to campaign for electoral reform.
1854 Kennington Park opened.
1858 Edith Nesbit born at 38 Kennington Lane
1880 First test match against Australia at Oval.


Modern Kennington

1934 Hobbs Gate installed at Oval.
1939 Duchy of Cornwall flats built in Black Prince Road and St Michael's Road by Louis de Soissons.



Booklist

The History of Kennington - HH Montgomery


 

Van Gogh
Edith Nesbit

Dulwich Design
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