A Quick Overview of Lower Marsh
Lower Marsh is a street in the Waterloo neighbourhood of London, England. It is adjacent to Waterloo railway station in the London Borough of Lambeth.
It is the location of Lower Marsh Market. Until the early 19th century much of north Lambeth (now known as the South Bank) was mostly marsh.
- The settlement of Lambeth Marsh was built on a raised through road over the marsh lands, potentially dating back to Roman times.
- The land on which it stands was owned by the church of England, with Lambeth Palace nearby.
- Records and maps show that it was a separate village until the early 19th Century when the church sold off the land in small pockets, thereby leading to random development of individual houses rather than the grander redevelopments occurring north of the river.