Clapham

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Coordinates: 51°27′48″N 0°08′02″W / 51.46323°N 0.13394°W / 51.46323; -0.13394

Clapham is a district in south London, England, within the London Borough of Lambeth.

Clapham covers the postcodes of SW4 and parts of SW9, SW8 and SW12. Clapham Common is shared with the London Borough of Wandsworth, although Lambeth has responsibility for running the common as a whole. According to the 2001 census Clapham (and Stockwell) had a joint population of 65,513[1] inhabitants. Clapham is split into three wards Clapham Common, Clapham Town ward and Thornton, while parts of Ferndale (Brixton) and Larkhall (Stockwell) wards also lie within Clapham proper.

Clapham is best known for its vast green space Clapham Common, its vibrant high street and the village-like atmosphere of its historic Old Town. Clapham is famous[citation needed] as the home of Holy Trinity Clapham the Georgian Church on Clapham Common, from where The Clapham Sect led by William Wilberforce and a group of upper class evangelical Christians campaigned for the abolition of the slave trade in the 19th century.

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