Created 1900 by the London Government Act 1899 from Lee (Lee District) and Lewisham (Lewisham District), with a small section from Camberwell Vestry. It was abolished in 1965, becoming part of the London Borough of Lewisham, with the Metropolitan Borough of Deptford. The River Ravensbourne runs through it.
See also List of Mayors of Lewisham
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