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Battersea Park station was named after the nearby park.

View from Battersea Park station’s platform 4 in 1961
Credit: Ben Brooksbank
Battersea Park is a 200 acre green space situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea.

Battersea Park station named after the park, and at first called York Road, opened in 1867.

The first station to carry the name Battersea Park had been opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway as Battersea in 1860 and was located at the southern end of what is now Grosvenor Bridge.

It was named Battersea Park on 1 July 1862 but was sometimes called Battersea Park and Steamboat Pier. It closed on 1 November 1870 concurrently with the opening of Grosvenor Road station situated at the north end of Grosvenor Bridge.

The London Brighton and South Coast Railway opened a high-level line between Pouparts Junction and Battersea Pier Junction on 1 May 1867 as a means of reducing congestion at Stewarts Lane.

York Road (Battersea) station opened at this time. The station was renamed Battersea Park and York Road 1 January 1877 and Battersea Park on 1 June 1885.


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View from Battersea Park station’s platform 4 in 1961
Ben Brooksbank

THE STREETS OF BATTERSEA PARK
Albert Bridge Road, SW11 Albert Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
All Saints Court, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Astle Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Battersea Park, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Carriage Drive East, Carriage Drive East is a road in the postcode area
Carriage Drive East, SW11 Carriage Drive East is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Carriage Drive East, SW3 Carriage Drive East is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Carriage Drive East, SW8 Carriage Drive East is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Carriage Drive North, SW11 Carriage Drive North is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Carriage Drive North, SW3 Carriage Drive North is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Carriage Drive North, SW8 Carriage Drive North is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Carriage Drive South, SW11 Carriage Drive South is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Carriage Drive West, SW11 Carriage Drive West is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Chelsea Bridge Wharf, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Chelsea Bridge, SW8 Chelsea Bridge is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Cloisters House Cloisters Business Centre, SW8 Cloisters House Cloisters Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Howard Building, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Kirtling Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Oswald Building, SW11 A street within the SW8 postcode
Prince Of Wales Drive, SW8 Prince Of Wales Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Queens Circus, SW11 Queens Circus is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Queens Circus, SW8 Queens Circus is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Queenstown Mews, SW8 Queenstown Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Queenstown Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Queenstown Road, SW8 Queenstown Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Ravenet Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Rawson Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Sopwith Way, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Sopwith Way, SW8 Sopwith Way is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.



 

Battersea Park

Battersea Park station was named after the nearby park.

Battersea Park is a 200 acre green space situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea.

Battersea Park station named after the park, and at first called York Road, opened in 1867.

The first station to carry the name Battersea Park had been opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway as Battersea in 1860 and was located at the southern end of what is now Grosvenor Bridge.

It was named Battersea Park on 1 July 1862 but was sometimes called Battersea Park and Steamboat Pier. It closed on 1 November 1870 concurrently with the opening of Grosvenor Road station situated at the north end of Grosvenor Bridge.

The London Brighton and South Coast Railway opened a high-level line between Pouparts Junction and Battersea Pier Junction on 1 May 1867 as a means of reducing congestion at Stewarts Lane.

York Road (Battersea) station opened at this time. The station was renamed Battersea Park and York Road 1 January 1877 and Battersea Park on 1 June 1885.
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