Camberwell St Giles is an Ancient Parish in the county of Surrey.

Other places in the parish include: St John the Evangelist and East Dulwich.

Alternative names: Dulwich

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1557
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1679

Separate registers exist for East Dulwich

  • Parish registers: 1848
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: None

Nonconformists include:

Adjacent Parishes

Parish History

See also Camberwell Surrey Family History Guide

Dulwich

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

DULWICH, a village, a suburban tract, and three chapelries in St. Giles-Camberwell parish, Surrey. The village stands at the southern outskirts of London, adjacent to several railways, 4½ miles S of St. Paul’s; and has r. stations of Dulwich and North Dulwich, and a post-office under London S.

The suburban tract or hamlet includes the village, together with a plentiful sprinkling of fine villas; and comprises 1,423 acres.

The manor belonged to the monks of Bermondsey; was given, by Henry VIII., to the Caltons; and passed, by purchase, in 1606, to Edward Alleyn, the player, a contemporary of Shakspeare, and eulogized as “Proteus for shape, and Roscius for tongue.”

A college was founded and endowed by Alleyn, for certain beneficiaries; was reconstituted by act of parliament, in 1858, to be mainly educational; stands now on a plot of about 45 acres; comprises an upper school for 230 boys, a lower school for 200 boys, a chapel, a lecture-theatre, a laboratory, a library, a board-room, play-fields, and reserved ground for boarding-houses; and has an income of about £11,500. The buildings were re-erected in 1865-9, at a cost of about £72,000; comprise a centre and two wings, with connecting cloisters; and are in the Northern Italian style of the 13th century, and highly ornate. A picture gallery, erected in 1812, after designs by Sir John Soane, is attached to the college; contains nearly 400 pictures by the old masters, mostly collected by Mr. Desenfans for King Stanislaus of Poland, and bequeathed by him to Sir Francis Bourgeois, and by Sir Francis to the college; and is open to visitors, bringing gratis tickets, attainable at booksellers’ shops in London.

A charity school for girls also is here, and has an endowed income of £202.

The three chapelries are Dulwich College, East Dulwich, and Dulwich-St. Stephen, the last one constituted in 1868; and all are p curacies in the diocese of Winchester. Value of Dulwich College living, £300; of East Dulwich, £600: of Dulwich-St. Stephen, not reported. Patron of D.and D-St. S., Dulwich College; of East D., Trustees.

There is a Wesleyan chapel.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Parish Records

FamilySearch

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Cemeteries ( 1 )
Monumental inscriptions, Camberwell, Surrey, England, about 1700-1950

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Census ( 2 )
Census returns for Camberwell, 1841-1891
Author: Great Britain. Census Office

Licensed Victuallers Asylum, Camberwell, Surrey, census, 1841-1891
Author: Edmonds, Jenifer A.

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Census – 1851 – Indexes ( 1 )
Camberwell 1851 census surname index : piece nos. 1580, 1581 and 1582
Author: West Surrey Family History Society

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Church history ( 4 )
The church under the hill : a centenary record of Denmark Place Baptist Church, Coldharbour Lane, Camberwell, London
Author: Fullerton, W. Y.

A history of Camberwell Green Congregational Church, 1774-1966
Author: Ford, R. A.

The history of Grove Chapel, Camberwell
Author: Lock, Joseph; Atherton, Henry

Ye parish of Camerwell : a brief account of the parish of Camberwell, its history and antiquities
Author: Blanch, William Harnett

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Church records ( 22 )
Baptisms at King’s College Hospital, Denmark Hill, 1878-1913
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Denmark Hill (Surrey)

Bishop’s transcripts for Herne Hill, 1845-1867
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Herne Hill (Surrey)

Church records, 1671-1839
Author: Church of England. St. Giles’ Church (Camberwell)

Church records, 1801-1837
Author: Mansion House Chapel (Camberwell : Independent)

Church records, 1819-1837
Author: Grove Chapel (Camberwell : Independent )

Church records, 1825-1836
Author: Denmark Place Chapel (Camberwell : Baptist)

Church records, 1833-1837
Author: Marlborough Chapel (Camberwell : Independent)

Church records, 1836-1841
Author: Albany Chapel (Camberwell : Independent)

Church records, 1867-1935
Author: Hamilton Presbyterian Church (Camberwell, England)

Communicant rolls, 1869-1880
Author: Presbyterian Church (Camberwell, Surrey)

England, Somerset, Weare, No. 2 circuit Bible Christian church, Church records, 1872-1908
Author: Bible Christian Church (Weare, Somersetshire); Bristol Record Office (Gloucestershire)

Parish register transcripts, 1616-1837
Author: Church of England. Dulwich College Church (Comberwell)

Parish register transcripts, 1866-1939
Author: Church of England. St. Andrew’s Church (Peckham)

Parish registers for Camberwell, 1838-1851
Author: Church of England. Christ Church (Camberwell, Surrey)

Parish registers for St. George’s Church, Camberwell, 1826-1830
Author: Church of England. St. George’s Church (Camberwell)

Parish registers for St. Giles’ Church, Camberwell, 1763-1764, 1801-1910
Author: Church of England. St. Giles’ Church (Camberwell)

Parish registers for St. Philip the Apostle’s Church, Camberwell, 1866-1920
Author: Church of England. St. Philip the Apostle’s Church (Camberwell, Surrey)

Parish registers of Christ Church, Gipsy Hill, Lambeth, 1893-1932
Author: Church of England. Chapelry of Gipsy Hill (Surrey)

Parish registers of Dulwich, 1813-1945
Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Dulwich (Surrey)

Parish registers of St. Bartholmew’s Church, Camberwell, 1887-1940
Author: Church of England. St. Bartholmew’s Church (Camberwell, Surrey)

Parish registers of St. James the Apostle’s Church, Camberwell, 1870-1919
Author: Church of England. St. James the Apostle’s Church (Camberwell, Surrey)

Parish registers of St. John the Evangelist’s Church, East Dulwich, 1848-1900
Author: Church of England. St. John the Evangelist’s Church (East Dulwich, Surrey)

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Church records – Indexes ( 14 )
Computer printout of Camberwell, Christ Church, Lond., Eng

Computer printout of Camberwell, Grove Independent, Surr., Eng

Computer printout of Camberwell, Mansion House Independent, Surr., Eng

Computer printout of Camberwell, Marlborough Independent, Surr., Eng

Computer printout of Camberwell, Peckham Hanover Chapel Independent, Surr., Eng

Computer printout of Camberwell, St. George, London, England

Computer printout of Camberwell, St. Giles, Surrey, England

Computer printout of Herne Hill, Surrey, England

Parish register printouts of Camberwell, London, England, (Albany Chapel, Independent Church), christenings, 1836-1853
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Camberwell, Surrey, England (Independent Church, Marlborough Chapel) ; christenings, 1833-1837
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Camberwell, Surrey, England, (Independent Church, Grove Chapel), christenings, 1806-1837
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Camberwell, Surrey, England, (Independent Church, Hanover Chapel, Peckham), christenings, 1801-1837
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

Parish register printouts of Camberwell, Surrey, England, (Independent Church, Mansion House Chapel), christenings, 1801-1837
Author: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department

The Surrey marriage index : marriages to 1837 in mainly rural Surrey
Author: Wilcock, Tim

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Directories ( 1 )
Simpson’s Clapham, Brixton & Camberwell directory and court guide

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Genealogy ( 2 )
Genealogical names handed in from Catford Branch, London

Items taken from one Robert Vincent’s books
Author: Vincent, Robert

England, Surrey, Camberwell – History ( 3 )
The story of Camberwell
Author: Boast, Mary

Ye parish of Camberwell : a brief account of the parish of Camberwell, its history and anitquities
Author: Blanch, William Harnett

Ye parish of Camerwell : a brief account of the parish of Camberwell, its history and antiquities
Author: Blanch, William Harnett

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Manors ( 1 )
Manorial records, 1275-1853
Author: Manor of Camberwell (Surrey)

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Maps ( 1 )
Map of the parish of St. Giles, Camberwell, delineating its ecclesiastical and parochial districts, 1842
Author: Dewhirst, J.; Camberwell Society

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Occupations ( 5 )
Apprenticeship indentures of Lambeth, Southwark, Bermondsey, and Camberwell, Surrey, England, 1761-1869

Camberwell Board of Guardians records, 1837-1939
Author: Camberwell (Surrey). Board of Guardians

Camberwell, Surrey, parish of St. Giles : index to register of apprentices 1802-1817
Author: O’Sullivan, Maureen

Children employed as servants – apprentices, Camberwell, Surrey, England, 1892-1895

Licensed Victuallers Asylum, Camberwell, Surrey, census, 1841-1891
Author: Edmonds, Jenifer A.

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Poorhouses, poor law, etc. ( 1 )
Camberwell Board of Guardians records, 1837-1939
Author: Camberwell (Surrey). Board of Guardians

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Schools ( 3 )
Camberwell Board of Guardians records, 1837-1939
Author: Camberwell (Surrey). Board of Guardians

A short history of Wilson’s Grammar School
Author: Allport, D. H.; Wilson’s Grammar School (Camberwell, Surrey)

The Story of the Mary Datchelor School, 1877-1957
Author: Mary Datchelor School

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Taxation ( 1 )
Land tax assessments for the parish of Camberwell, 1780-1831
Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Surrey)

England, Surrey, Camberwell – Vital records ( 2 )
Camberwell Board of Guardians records, 1837-1939
Author: Camberwell (Surrey). Board of Guardians

Items taken from one Robert Vincent’s books
Author: Vincent, Robert

Maps

Vision of Britain historical maps

Administration

  • County: Surrey
  • Civil Registration District: Camberwell
  • Probate Court: Pre-1846 – Court of the Archdeaconry of Surrey, Post-1845 – Court of the Bishop of London (Episcopal Consistory)
  • Diocese: Post-1844 – London, Pre-1845 – Winchester
  • Rural Deanery: Pre-1846 – Southwark, Post-1845 – None
  • Poor Law Union: Camberwell
  • Hundred: Brixton
  • Province: Canterbury