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BECKENHAM, England, town of Kent, situated southeast of London. It is one of the English municipalities which have experimented in “municipal socialism,” as it owns its electric lighting plant and public baths, and has charge of the work of a technical institute. It is a residential suburb of London, and its most noteworthy building is the church of Saint George, the tower of which was completed in 1903, and contains bells in memory of Cecil Rhodes. Pop. 31,692.