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Lewisham, Lewisham

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Lewisham, Lewisham

Lewisham /lˈʊɪʃəm/ is a district in South London, England, located in the London Borough of Lewisham. It is situated 5.9 miles south-east of Charing Cross. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyLewisham
Traditional CountyKent
OS GridTQ3875
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020

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

Levesham ~ Lusum

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

Lewisham, parl. bor., par., and SE. suburb of London with ry. sta. (Lewisham Junction), Kent, on river Ravensbourne, 4 miles SE. of St Paul's - par., 5774 ac., pop. 53,065; pad. bor. (including also the par. of Lee), 7012 ac., pop. 67,500; 1 Bank; has large nurseries. Lewisham returns 1 member to Parliament; It was made a parl. bor. in 1885.

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