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Honor Oak, Lewisham

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Honor Oak, Lewisham

Honor Oak is an inner suburban area principally of the London Borough of Lewisham, with part in The London Borough of Southwark. The name originates from Oak of Honor Hill, or One Tree Hill. The legend is that on 1 May 1602, Elizabeth I picnicked with Sir Richard Bulkeley of Beaumaris in the Lewisham area by an oak tree at the summit of a hill. The tree came to be known as the Oak of Honor. The tree surrounded by railings is an oak, and was planted c1905 as a successor to the historic one.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyLewisham
Traditional CountyKent / Surrey
OS GridTQ3574
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
RegionLondon
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020
 

Other names by which Honor Oak, Lewisham has been known in the past

Honor Oak Park

Honor Oak, Lewisham in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Honor Oak.-- eccl. dist., Lewisham par., W. Kent, pop. 1369.

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