Lambeth, a parish and parliamentary borough in Surrey, 3,942 acres in area, forming part of the south-west of London. It is connected with Westminster by a bridge 1,040 feet long. It contains Lambeth Palace, the official residence of the Archbishops of Canterbury since the 12th century, where there are valuable MSS. and portraits of the archbishops; and St. Thomas's Hospital. Lambeth is now famous for its potteries. By the third Reform Bill it was divided into North Lambeth, Kennington, Brixton, and Norwood, each division returning one member.