Number 5 Southey Road 1881 – North Brixton Hall

Please note Southey Road was called St Ann’s Road in 1881 – see here.

Kelly’s Directory 1881 tells us that at 5 Southey Road was  North Brixton Hall

Click here to see where this property would have stood on a modern day map.

Expanding on the info taken from Kelly’s Directory and looking at the Census we find out a little more…

The Census for 1881 is left blank for Number 5, presumably because it was a church hall and no one lived there.

1 Response to Number 5 Southey Road 1881 – North Brixton Hall

  1. Southey Road was renamed as Robert Southey the poet lived nearby.
    The Hall was owned by the Anglican Church (hence, I believe, St Anns Road). Between 1868 and 1870 it was used by Brixton Tabernacle. In January 1871 they moved ‘to a schoolroom in Lothian Road’, staying there until the North Brixton Tabernacle was completed by John Brindle.

    Subsequently he rehired the hall with a small group of Christians, before going to be the pastor at Rehoboth Baptist chapel – a very small buildoing opposite Clapham north Station in ‘Clapham Rise’ (now Bedford Road). Another group of baptists later held services there also.

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