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Surrey County contains part of today's metropolitan London.
|Bermondsey / Southwark|
Bermondsey is an ancient village which developed on the island adjacent to Southwark. 'Beornmund's Eye' (or island) was a Royal manor at the time of William the Conqueror and home to a small monastery which became Bermondsey Abbey after 1082. Bermondsey has been the center of the leather industry since the middle ages.
Ancient Southwark, was a riverside development on the opposite bank of the Thames from the City of London, with which it was intimately linked. As London expanded, so the villages of Bermondsey, Rotherhithe, Walworth, Camberwell, Peckham, Nunhead and Dulwich were steadily incorporated into the London metropolitan area.
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