Vauxhall Street, SE11

Place Name

Falkes de Breauté, (who died in 1226) the head of King John’s mercenaries, who was granted land here in the 13thCentury. The house, which stood on approximately 31 acres in the royal manor of Kennington, featured in the records as Faukeshale in 1279, Faukeshalle in 1292 and La Sale Faukes in the Parish of Lamhyeth in 1293. The slow development to Vauxhall came sometime over the 17th and 18th centuries as it was referred to as Fauxhall around 1600 and eventually in 1719  as Vaux-Hall.

 

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