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Kennington Park is really little more than a large square, and contains only about a dozen acres. It is, however, prettily planted, and occupies the site of the old Kennington-common, the scene of the memorable Chartist fiasco of 1848. NEAREST Railway Station, Walworth-road; Omnibus Routes, Harleyford-road, Kennington-road, and Kennington-park -road.
Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879