OS Grid Reference: TQ3975
The 1841 population was 2,360

Administrative Units

Lee fell within the Hundred of Blackheath. Its 19th century Registration District & Poor Law Union was Lewisham.
Probate Jurisdiction was Rochester to 1845, London 1846-57.

Census Publications

  • 1851 Name Index (only) published on microfiche as part of Volume IV (Lewisham Registration District).
  • 1891 Transcript published on CD-Rom as part of CD4 (Lewisham Registration District).

For ordering details see Census Publications.

Churches and Chapels (pre-1910)

Church of England

  1. St Margaret (Ancient Parish church)  (map ref S)
  2. Christ Church: Lee Park. (map ref T)  Church built 1854, demolished 1940; parish created 1854 from Lee St Margaret.   Original registers from 1854.
  3. Holy Trinity: Glenton Rd. (map ref U)  Church built 1862-3, used to 1948, demolished 1960; parish created 1863 from Lee St Margaret.   Original registers from 1863.
  4. St Mildred: Burnt Ash Hill. (map ref W)  Church built 1878-9, replacing 1872 iron church; parish created 1881 from Lee St Margaret & Lee Park.   Original registers from 1881.
  5. Good Shepherd: Handon Rd. (map ref V)  Church built 1881, destroyed 1941, rebuilt 1957; parish created 1888 from Lee St Margaret & Lee Park.   Original registers from 1881.

    Parish Register images published by NWKFHS (Microfiche Ref. OR20-25) See Parish Register Publications.

  6. Grove Park, St Augustine: Baring Rd. (map ref X)  Church built 1885-6; parish created 1891 from St Mildred.   Original registers from 1892.


  1. Baptist: Dacre Park, Kingswood Place.  (1852-1908). No information on registers
  2. Baptist: Lee High Rd.  (1848-1941 des.). No information on registers
  3. Baptist: South Lee Tabernacle, Bromley Rd., later Baring Rd.  (1874).   Original registers from 1886.


  1. Independent: Boone St.  Original registers from 1848.
  2. Congregational: Burnt Ash Road.  (1876-1944 des.).   Original registers from 1874.
  3. Congregational: Independents Rd, Blackheath.  (1854-1940 des.). No information on registers


  • Methodist: Lee High Rd.  (1870-c.1950). No information on registers


  • Other: Boones Almhouses, Lee High Rd.  (rebuilt Lenham Rd.).   Original registers from 1685.
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