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Suburb · Battersea · SW11 ·
December
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2013

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 Power Station view from River Thames (2012)
Credit: Alberto Pascual
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.

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Battersea Power Station view from River Thames (2012)
Alberto Pascual

THE STREETS OF BATTERSEA
Abercrombie Street, SW11 Abercrombie Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Acanthus Road, SW11 Acanthus Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Afghan Road, SW11 Afghan Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Albany Mansions, SW11 Albany Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Albion Riverside Building, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Albion Riverside, SW11 Albion Riverside is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Alexander Studios, SW11 Alexander Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Alexandra Avenue, SW11 Alexandra Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Alfreda Street, SW11 Alfreda Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Althorpe Mews, SW11 Althorpe Mews is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Ambrose Mews, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Anerley Street, SW11 Anerley Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Anhalt Road, SW11 Anhalt Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Apinnaker House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Archer House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ascensis Tower, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Ascensis Tower, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Atherton Street, SW11 Atherton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Austin Road, SW11 Austin Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Balfern Street, SW11 Balfern Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Baltimore House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Banbury Street, SW11 Banbury Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Batten Street, SW11 Batten Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Battersea Arena, SW11 Battersea Arena is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Battersea Arts Centre Old Town Hall, SW11 Battersea Arts Centre Old Town Hall is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Battersea Church Road, SW11 Battersea Church Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Battersea High Street, SW11 Battersea High Street is anything but the high street of Battersea.
Battersea Park Road, SW11 Battersea Park Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Battersea Reach Complex, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Battersea Reach, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Battersea Square, SW11 Battersea Square is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Bec, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Beechmore Road, SW11 Beechmore Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Benham Close, SW11 Benham Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Beverley Close, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Blomfield Court, SW11 Blomfield Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Blondel Street, SW11 Blondel Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Body Logic/190 Battersea Park Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Bolingbroke Walk, SW11 Bolingbroke Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Bridge Lane, SW11 Bridge Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Bridgend Road, SW18 Bridgend Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Bridges Court Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Bridges Court, SW11 Bridges Court is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Bridges Wharf, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Brougham Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Broughton Street, SW11 Broughton Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Broughton Street, SW8 Broughton Street is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Brynmaer Road, SW11 Brynmaer Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Bullen Street, SW11 Bullen Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Burns Road, SW11 Burns Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cabul Road, SW11 Cabul Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Calico Row, SW11 Calico Row is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cambridge Mansions, SW11 Cambridge Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cambridge Road, SW11 Cambridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Candahar Road, SW11 Candahar Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Candlemakers Studios, SW11 Candlemakers Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cantate Centre Parkfield Industrial Estate, SW11 Cantate Centre Parkfield Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Charlotte Despard Avenue, SW11 Charlotte Despard Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Charterhouse Apartments, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Charterhouse Works, SW18 Charterhouse Works is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Chatfield Road, SW11 Chatfield Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Chesney Street, SW11 This is a street in the SW11 postcode area
Chillington Drive, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Cinnamon Row, SW11 Cinnamon Row is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Clove Hitch Quay, SW11 Clove Hitch Quay is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cobalt Place, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Colestown Street, SW11 This is a street in the SW11 postcode area
Commodore House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Condray Place, SW11 Condray Place is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Coppock Close, SW11 Coppock Close is part of the Kambala Estate.
Coral Row, SW11 Coral Row is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cotswold Mews, SW11 Cotswold Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cotton Row, SW11 Cotton Row is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Court/417 Battersea Park Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Cranleigh Mews, SW11 Cranleigh Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Crombie Mews, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Culvert House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Culvert Place, SW11 Culvert Place is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Culvert Road, SW11 Culvert Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Cupar Road, SW11 Cupar Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
D R C A Business Centre, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Dagnall Street, SW11 Dagnall Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Darien Road, SW11 Darien Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Dovedale Studios, SW11 Dovedale Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Drca Business Centre, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Eaton House, SW11 Eaton House is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Edna Street, SW11 Edna Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Elcho Street, SW11 Elcho Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Eltringham Street London Eltringham Street, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Eltringham Street, SW18 Eltringham Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Ensigreen House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Esaint Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Este Road, SW11 Este Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ethelburga Street, SW11 Ethelburga Street was named after Saint Æthelburh (Ethelburga), founder and first Abbess of Barking.
Ey, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Fairchild Close, SW11 Fairchild Close is a housing development between Wye Street and York Road on the former sites of Lithgow Street and Tibet Street.
Falcon Grove, SW11 Falcon Grove is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Fawcett Close, SW11 Fawcett Close is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Fenner Square, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Flat 2 Orbis Wharf Bridges Court Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Flotilla House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Forfar Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Fowler Close, SW11 Fowler Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Fownes Street, SW11 Fownes Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Foxmore Street, SW11 Foxmore Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Francis Chichester Way, SW11 Francis Chichester Way is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Freedom Street, SW11 Freedom Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Frere Street, SW11 Frere Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ganley Road, SW11 Ganley Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Gartons Way, SW11 Gartons Way is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Golding Terrace, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Granfield Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Grant Road, SW11 Grant Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Great Chart Street, SW11 Great Chart Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Great Eastern Wharf, SW11 Great Eastern Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Groveside Court, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Gwynne Road, SW11 Gwynne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Harpsden Street, SW11 Harpsden Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Heaver Road, SW11 Heaver Road, now a cul-de-sac, once ran eastwards to Falcon Road.
Heliport Industrial Estate, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Henley Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Henning Street, SW11 Henning Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Henty Close, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Hester Road 8, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Hester Road, SW11 Hester Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Hibbert Street, SW11 Hibbert Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Hicks Close, SW11 Hicks Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Holgate Avenue, SW11 Holgate Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Holliday Square, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Holman Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Home Road, SW11 Home Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Hope Street, SW11 Hope Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Hotel Verta, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Howie Street, SW11 Howie Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Hyde Lane, SW11 Hyde Lane is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Ingrave Street, SW11 Ingrave Street runs west from Falcon Road.
Inworth Street, SW11 Inworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Inworth Walk, N1 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ivory House Eastreet Clove Hitch Quay, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ivory House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ivory Square, SW11 Ivory Square is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Jansen Walk, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Jasmine House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
John Parker Square, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Joubert Street, SW11 Joubert Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Juer Street, SW11 Juer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Juniper Drive, SW11 Juniper Drive is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Juniper Drive, SW18 Juniper Drive is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Kambala Road, SW11 Kambala Road lies along the line of a former street called Natal Road.
Kamballa Road, SW11 Kamballa Road ran from Natal Road to Falcon Road.
Kassala Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Kennard Street, SW11 Kennard Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Kennet Close, SW11 Kennet Close is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Kerrison Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Kersley Street, SW11 Kersley Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Khyber Road, SW11 This is a street in the SW11 postcode area
Kiloh Court, SW11 Kiloh Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Kingfisher House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Kingswater Place, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Kite Yard, SW11 Kite Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Knowsley Road, SW11 Knowsley Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Latchmere Road, SW11 Latchmere Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Latchmere Street, SW11 Latchmere Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Lavender Road, SW11 Lavender Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Livingstone Road, SW11 Livingstone Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Lombard Road, SW11 Lombard Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Lombaroad Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
London Stone Business Estate, SW8 London Stone Business Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Longhedge Street, SW11 Longhedge Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Lothair Street, SW11 Lothair Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Lucas Court, SW11 Lucas Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Lurline Gardens, SW11 Lurline Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Macduff Road, SW11 Macduff Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Mandeville Courtyard, SW11 Mandeville Courtyard is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Mantua Street, SW11 Mantua Street started its story in the 1860s.
Maskelyne Close, SW11 Maskelyne Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Matthews Street, SW11 Matthews Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Maysoule Road, SW11 The Rev. Israel May Soule was, from 1838, Minister of the Baptist Chapel in Battersea
McDermott Close, SW11 McDermott Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Mckiernan Court, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Meath Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Mendip Court, SW11 Mendip Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Mendip Road, SW11 Mendip Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Meyrick Road, SW11 Meyrick Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Millgrove Street, SW11 Millgrove Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Molasses House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Molasses Row, SW11 Molasses Row is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Musjid Road, SW11 Musjid Road is a shadow of its former self.
Nantes Close, SW11 Nantes Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Nantes Close, SW18 Nantes Close is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Nepaul Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Newcomen Road, SW11 Newcomen Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Newtown Court, SW11 Newtown Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Newtown Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Octavia Street, SW11 Octavia Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Odger Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Old Garden House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Old School House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Orbel Street, SW11 Orbel Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Orbis Wharf Bridges Court Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Orville Road, SW11 Orville Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Oyster Wharf, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Parfield Industrial Estate, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Park South, SW11 Park South is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Parkfield Industrial Estate, SW11 Parkfield Industrial Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Parkgate Road, SW11 Parkgate Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Parkham Street, SW11 Parkham Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Parkside Street, SW11 Parkside Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Patience Road, SW11 Patience Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Paveley Drive, SW11 Paveley Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Petergate, SW11 Petergate is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Pier Terrace, SW18 Pier Terrace is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Plantation Wharf, SW11 Plantation Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Plough Road, SW11 Plough Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Port House Square Rigger Row, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Port House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Poyntz Road, SW11 Poyntz Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Primrose Mansions, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Prince Of Wales Drive, SW11 Prince Of Wales Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Radstock Street, SW11 Radstock Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Railway Arches, SW11 Railway Arches is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Rainsome Dock, SW11 Rainsome Dock is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Randall Close, SW11 Randall Close is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ransomes Dock Business Centre 35-37, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ransomes Dock Business Centre, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ransomes Dock, Parkgate Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Ransomes Dock, SW11 Ransomes Dock is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ransomes Mews Great Eastern Wharf, SW11 Ransomes Mews Great Eastern Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ravenet Street, SW8 Ravenet Street is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Rawson Street, SW8 Rawson Street is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Reef House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Reform Street, SW11 Reform Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Restoration Square, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
River Reach Business Park, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Riverside Albert Wharf, SW11 Riverside Albert Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Riverside Plaza, SW11 Riverside Plaza is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Riverside, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Rosenau Crescent, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Rosenau Road, SW11 Rosenau Road was named after Schloss Rosenau, the birthplace and boyhood home of Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who became the consort of Queen Victoria.
Rowditch Lane, SW11 Rowditch Lane is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Rowena Crescent, SW11 Rowena Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Rowena Cresent, SW11 Rowena Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Roydon Close, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Rutherford House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Searles Close, SW11 Searles Close is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Sesame Apartments, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Sheepcote Lane, SW11 Sheepcote Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Shellwood Road, SW11 Shellwood Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Sherwood Court, SW11 Sherwood Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Shuttleworth Road, SW11 Shuttleworth Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Simpson Street, SW11 Simpson Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Soudan Road, SW11 Soudan Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
South Bank Business Centre, SW11 South Bank Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
South/Austin Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Southbank Business Centre, SW11 Southbank Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Spice Court, SW11 Spice Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Spinnaker House, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Square Rigger Row, SW11 Square Rigger Row is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
St James Court, SW11 St James Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Stanmer Street, SW11 Stanmer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Strasburg Road, SW11 Strasburg Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Sullivan Close, SW11 Sullivan Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Sunbury Lane, SW11 Sunbury Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Surrey Lane Estate, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Surrey Lane, SW11 Surrey Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Takhar Mews, SW11 Takhar Mews is a road in the SW11 postcode area
The Arches, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
The Imperial Laundry, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
The Lanterns, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
The Old Laundry Alexander Studios, SW11 The Old Laundry Alexander Studios is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
The Parkgate Road, SW11 The Parkgate Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
The Quad, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
The Raven, SW11 The Raven is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Thomas Baines Road, SW11 Thomas Baines Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Thorney Crescent, SW11 Thorney Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Tours Passage, SW11 Tours Passage is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Trott Street, SW11 Trott Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Tz, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Ursula Street, SW11 Ursula Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Usk Road, SW11 Usk Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Vicarage Cres, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Vicarage Crescent, SW11 Vicarage Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Vicarage Walk, SW11 Vicarage Walk is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Vicentia Court, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Walden House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Wallis Close, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Wandsworth Bridge, SW18 Wandsworth Bridge is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Wandsworth Bridge, SW6 Wandsworth Bridge is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Warriner Gardens, SW11 Warriner Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Waterfront House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Watford Close, SW11 Watford Close is a small street on the Ethelburga Estate.
Wayford Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Weekley Square, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Wendle Square, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Westbridge Road, SW11 Westbridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Whistlers Avenue, SW11 Whistlers Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Winders Road, SW11 Winders Road runs from Shuttleworth Road to Battersea Park Road.
Windrush Close, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Winstanley Estate, SW11 Winstanley Estate is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Winstanley Road, SW11 Winstanley Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Wolftencroft Close, SW11 Wolftencroft Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Worfield Street, SW11 Worfield Street runs north from Rosenau Road towards Parkgate Road.
Wye Street, SW11 Wye Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Wynter Street, SW11 Wynter Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Yelverton Road, SW11 Yelverton Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
York Mansions, SW11 York Mansions is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
York Place, SW11 York Place is a road in the SW11 postcode area
York Road, SW11 York Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
York Road, SW18 York Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Zulu Mews, SW11 Zulu Mews lies within the curve of a Battersea railway.



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Post by Ann Fraser: Broughton Street, SW8

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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Post by Gerry m lee: Stormont Road, SW4

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.
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