Petworth Street, SW11

Road in/near Battersea, existing between 1890 and now

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Petworth Street was laid out in the late nineteenth century linking two bridge approaches - Albert Bridge Road and Battersea Bridge Road.

In 1771 a bridge across the River Thames at Battersea had been built, but it was not until the construction of Chelsea Bridge in 1851-58 by Thomas Page and the opening of new railway lines, that development was galvanised south of the River Thames.

Meanwhile, by the middle of the nineteenth century, the marshy area known as the Battersea Fields had become an undesirable pleasure ground, where the Red House Tavern was notorious for illegal racing, drinking and gambling. London’s population was expanding rapidly, the industrial revolution was causing increasing pollution and epidemics and slums were the major concerns of the day. By this time, public parks were being recognised as the lungs of the city and part of the solution to overcrowding and illness.

In 1843 Thomas Cubitt and the Vicar of St. Mary’s Battersea, the Honourable Reverend Robert Eden proposed a large public park on Battersea Fields allocating 200 acres for a park and 100 acres for the building of villas. On 8 October 1845 an application was made to Parliament for a Bill to form a public park of 330 acres. The Act was passed in 1846 and £200,000 was promised for the purchase of the land. The responsibility for controlling the development of the land came under Her Majesty’s Commissioners of Works and Public Buildings (Office of Works). Sir James Pennethorne was at that time the architect to the Office of Works and the plans were therefore drawn up by him.

Battersea Park was laid out by Sir James Pennethorne and John Gibson during 1855-57, at a cost of £80,000 (excluding the £230,000 acquisition cost), and opened by Queen Victoria in 1858.

In 1873 Albert Bridge was designed and built by R. M. Ordish as a cable-stayed bridge but was modified by Sir Joseph Bazalgette between 1884-1887 who incorporated elements of a suspension bridge.

Land around the park remained undeveloped until the end of the nineteenth century. In 1845 Sir James Pennethorne drew up plans for the layout of the surrounding streets. The streets included Albert Bridge Road, which was constructed on the alignment of the pre-existing Surrey Lane; the re-alignment and re-naming of Prince of Wales Drive; and an ambitious new street: Victoria Road (now Queenstown
Road) linking Chelsea Bridge with Clapham Park.





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I have been doing some family research and have found 4 plus addresses family lived in from 1901 onwards, 43 Broughton Street 1901 census, Edward P Pritchard, Wife Harriet and children Helen, Frederick, Alice & Albert. Also in 1920 Edward & Harriet Pritchard also registered Alfred & Alice Mantell. 60 Broughton St 1920 Helen Harriet and Alfred De La Porte (Helen Pritchard). Also Alice Pritchard shown born 1888 in Montifore Street and later at No. 40 Broughton Street. Plus 1A Emu Road Emily & Frederick Pritchard and daughter Peggy (Margaret Helen Pritchard). Emily was there until 1977 when she died. The area was known as Park Town. I used to live in North Street, SW4 in the 1980s, now over in Wandsworth.


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I lived iin 6 Stormont Road Lavender Hill Battersea from 1939 to 1964. My mother was a widow. I have one brother. The rent in 1939 would have been ten shillings a week. If ant one reads this, I now live in Vancouver Canada and my e-mail address is gerry-lee@shaw.ca and I went on line to try and find out what 6 Stormont sold for when it was built. The houses Nos. 6 4 8 12 etc to the corner where Marney Road starts were in my opinion protected during the war years, by a very large spiral church next door but one to number 4 and I am no religious. I went to school from five years old to Wix?s Lane. If this is read, please send a reply, and thank you.


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Battersea

Battersea is an area of the London Borough of Wandsworth, England. It is an inner-city district on the south side of the River Thames.

Battersea covers quite a wide area - it spans from Fairfield in the west to Queenstown in the east. Battersea is mentioned in Anglo-Saxon times as Badrices ieg = Badric's Island.

Although in modern times it is known mostly for its wealth, Battersea remains characterised by economic inequality, with council estates being surrounded by more prosperous areas.

Battersea was an island settlement established in the river delta of the Falconbrook; a river that rises in Tooting Bec Common and flowed through south London to the River Thames.

As with many former Thames island settlements, Battersea was reclaimed by draining marshland and building culverts for streams.

Before the Industrial Revolution, much of the area was farmland, providing food for the City of London and surrounding population centres; and with particular specialisms, such as growing lavender on Lavender Hill, asparagus (sold as 'Battersea Bundles') or pig breeding on Pig Hill (later the site of the Shaftesbury Park Estate).

At the end of the 18th century, above 300 acres of land in the parish of Battersea were occupied by some 20 market gardeners, who rented from five to near 60 acres each.

Villages in the wider area - Battersea, Wandsworth, Earlsfield (hamlet of Garratt), Tooting, Balham - were isolated one from another; and throughout the second half of the second millennium, the wealthy built their country retreats in Battersea and neighbouring areas.

Industry developed eastwards along the bank of the Thames during the industrial revolution from 1750s onwards; the Thames provided water for transport, for steam engines and for water-intensive industrial processes. Bridges erected across the Thames encouraged growth; Battersea Bridge was built in 1771. Inland from the river, the rural agricultural community persisted.

Battersea was radically altered by the coming of railways. The London and Southampton Railway Company was the first to drive a railway line from east to west through Battersea, in 1838, terminating at Nine Elms at the north west tip of the area. Over the next 22 years five other lines were built, across which all trains from Waterloo Station and Victoria Station ran. An interchange station was built in 1863 towards the north west of the area, at a junction of the railway. Taking the name of a fashionable village a mile and more away, the station was named Clapham Junction.

During the latter decades of the nineteenth century Battersea had developed into a major town railway centre with two locomotive works at Nine Elms and Longhedge and three important motive power depots (Nine Elms, Stewarts Lane and Battersea) all situated within a relatively small area in the north of the district.

A population of 6000 people in 1840 was increased to 168 000 by 1910; and save for the green spaces of Battersea Park, Clapham Common, Wandsworth Common and some smaller isolated pockets, all other farmland was built over, with, from north to south, industrial buildings and vast railway sheds and sidings (much of which remain), slum housing for workers, especially north of the main east–west railway, and gradually more genteel residential terraced housing further south.

The railway station encouraged local government to site its buildings - the town hall, library, police station, court and post office in the area surrounding Clapham Junction.

All this building around the station marginalised Battersea High Street (the main street of the original village) into no more than an extension of Falcon Road.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Battersea:   Battersea is an area of the London Borough of Wandsworth, England. It is an inner-city district on the south side of the River Thames.
Battersea Park:   
Burton Court:   
Metropolitan Borough of Battersea:   Battersea was a civil parish and metropolitan borough in the County of London.
River Westbourne outflow:   The River Westbourne flowed into the Thames at this point.
Shaftesbury Park Estate:   The 42 and a half acre Shaftesbury Park Estate was promoted as the Workmen’s City - widely seen as demonstrating a credible solution to the urban housing problem.
The Fascination of Chelsea:   The Fascination of Chelsea was a book published in 1902.
The Prince Albert:   Originally called the Albert Tavern, the Prince Albert public house is a three storey building dating from 1866-68.
William Blake House :   The former Surrey Lane School is a three storey former London Board School by architect E. R. Robson which was completed in March 1885.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abercrombie Street, SW11 · Acanthus Road, SW11 · Afghan Road, SW11 · Albany Mansions, SW11 · Albert Bridge Road, SW11 · Albion Riverside, SW11 · Alexander Studios, SW11 · Alexandra Avenue, SW11 · Alfreda Street, SW11 · Althorpe Mews, SW11 · Anerley Street, SW11 · Anhalt Road, SW11 · Atherton Street, SW11 · Austin Road, SW11 · Balfern Street, SW11 · Banbury Street, SW11 · Batten Street, SW11 · Battersea Arena, SW11 · Battersea Arts Centre Old Town Hall, SW11 · Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 · Battersea Church Road, SW11 · Battersea High Street, SW11 · Battersea Park Road, SW11 · Battersea Square Vicarage Cresent, SW11 · Battersea Square, SW11 · Beechmore Road, SW11 · Benham Close, SW11 · Blomfield Court, SW11 · Blondel Street, SW11 · Bolingbroke Walk, SW11 · Bridge Lane, SW11 · Bridgend Road, SW18 · Bridges Court, SW11 · Broughton Street, SW11 · Broughton Street, SW8 · Brynmaer Road, SW11 · Bullen Street, SW11 · Burns Road, SW11 · Cabul Road, SW11 · Calico Row, SW11 · Cambridge Mansions, SW11 · Cambridge Road, SW11 · Candahar Road, SW11 · Candlemakers Studios, SW11 · Cantate Centre Parkfield Industrial Estate, SW11 · Carriage Drive West, SW11 · Charlotte Despard Avenue, SW11 · Charterhouse Works, SW18 · Chatfield Road, SW11 · Chesney Street, SW11 · Cinnamon Row, SW11 · Clove Hitch Quay, SW11 · Colestown Street, SW11 · Condray Place, SW11 · Coppock Close, SW11 · Coral Row, SW11 · Cotswold Mews, SW11 · Cotton Row, SW11 · Cranleigh Mews, SW11 · Culvert Place, SW11 · Culvert Road, SW11 · Cupar Road, SW11 · Dagnall Street, SW11 · Darien Road, SW11 · Dovedale Studios, SW11 · Drca Business Centre Charlotte Despard Avenue, SW11 · Eaton House, SW11 · Edna Street, SW11 · Elcho Street, SW11 · Eltringham Street, SW18 · Este Road, SW11 · Ethelburga Street, SW11 · Fairchild Close, SW11 · Falcon Grove, SW11 · Fawcett Close, SW11 · Fowler Close, SW11 · Fownes Street, SW11 · Foxmore Street, SW11 · Francis Chichester Way, SW11 · Freedom Street, SW11 · Frere Street, SW11 · Ganley Road, SW11 · Gartons Way, SW11 · Grant Road, SW11 · Great Chart Street, SW11 · Great Eastern Wharf, SW11 · Gwynne Road, SW11 · Harpsden Street, SW11 · Heaver Road, SW11 · Henning Street, SW11 · Hester Road, SW11 · Hibbert Street, SW11 · Hicks Close, SW11 · Holgate Avenue, SW11 · Home Road, SW11 · Hope Street, SW11 · Howie Street, SW11 · Hyde Lane, SW11 · Ingrave Street, SW11 · Inworth Street, SW11 · Ivory Square, SW11 · Joubert Mansions, SW3 · Joubert Street, SW11 · Juer Street, SW11 · Juniper Drive, SW11 · Juniper Drive, SW18 · Kennard Street, SW11 · Kennet Close, SW11 · Kersley Mews, SW11 · Kersley Street, SW11 · Khyber Road, SW11 · Kiloh Court, SW11 · Kite Yard, SW11 · Knowsley Road, SW11 · Latchmere Road, SW11 · Latchmere Street, SW11 · Lavender Road, SW11 · Livingstone Road, SW11 · Lombard Road, SW11 · London Stone Business Estate, SW8 · Longhedge Street, SW11 · Lothair Street, SW11 · Lucas Court, SW11 · Lurline Gardens, SW11 · Macduff Road, SW11 · Mandeville Courtyard, SW11 · Mantua Street, SW11 · Maskelyne Close, SW11 · Matthews Street, SW11 · Maysoule Road, SW11 · McDermott Close, SW11 · Mendip Court, SW11 · Mendip Road, SW11 · Meyrick Road, SW11 · Millgrove Street, SW11 · Molasses Row, SW11 · Musjid Road, SW11 · Nantes Close, SW11 · Nantes Close, SW18 · Newcomen Road, SW11 · Newtown Court, SW11 · Octavia Street, SW11 · Orbel Street, SW11 · Orville Road, SW11 · Park South, SW11 · Parkfield Industrial Estate, SW11 · Parkgate Road, SW11 · Parkham Street, SW11 · Parkside Street, SW11 · Patience Road, SW11 · Paveley Drive, SW11 · Petergate, SW11 · Petworth Street, SW11 · Pier Terrace, SW18 · Plantation Wharf, SW11 · Plough Road, SW11 · Poyntz Road, SW11 · Prince Of Wales Drive, SW11 · Radstock Street, SW11 · Railway Arches, SW11 · Rainsome Dock, SW11 · Randall Close, SW11 · Ransomes Dock, SW11 · Ransomes Mews Great Eastern Wharf, SW11 · Ravenet Street, SW8 · Rawson Street, SW8 · Reform Street, SW11 · Riverside Albert Wharf, SW11 · Riverside Plaza, SW11 · Rosenau Road, SW11 · Rowditch Lane, SW11 · Rowena Crescent, SW11 · Rowena Cresent, SW11 · Searles Close, SW11 · Sheepcote Lane, SW11 · Shellwood Road, SW11 · Sherwood Court, SW11 · Shuttleworth Road, SW11 · Simpson Street, SW11 · Soudan Road, SW11 · South Bank Business Centre, SW11 · Southbank Business Centre, SW11 · Spice Court, SW11 · Square Rigger Row, SW11 · St James Court, SW11 · Stanmer Street, SW11 · Strasburg Road, SW11 · Sullivan Close, SW11 · Sunbury Lane, SW11 · Surrey Lane, SW11 · Takhar Mews, SW11 · The Court Yard Alexander Studios, SW11 · The Old Laundry Alexander Studios, SW11 · The Parkgate Road, SW11 · The Raven, SW11 · Thomas Baines Road, SW11 · Thorney Crescent, SW11 · Tours Passage, SW11 · Trott Street, SW11 · Ursula Street, SW11 · Usk Road, SW11 · Vicarage Crescent, SW11 · Vicarage Walk, SW11 · Wandsworth Bridge, SW18 · Wandsworth Bridge, SW6 · Warriner Gardens, SW11 · Watford Close, SW11 · Westbridge Road, SW11 · Whistlers Avenue, SW11 · Winders Road, SW11 · Winstanley Estate, SW11 · Winstanley Road, SW11 · Wolftencroft Close, SW11 · Worfield Street, SW11 · Wye Street, SW11 · Wynter Street, SW11 · Yelverton Road, SW11 · York Mansions, SW11 · York Place, SW11 · York Road, SW11 · York Road, SW18 ·

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