Osmund Street, W12

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Osmund or Oswynus (died between AD805 and AD811) was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of London, who was consecrated between AD801 and AD803. This is one of a small number of Edwardian streets built between 1911 and 1913 that are named after bishops of London, who were lords of the manor of Fulham. Their former summer house, Fulham Palace, is a few miles away and Wormholt, as the area was referred to, was considered the waste ground of the manor and used for “depasturing cattle and swine of copyhold tenants”.

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