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Battersea
Battersea
is a district of south west London, England, within the London
London
Borough of Wandsworth. It is located on the south bank of the River Thames, 2.9 miles (4.7 km) south west of Charing Cross.

Contents

1 History

1.1 Agriculture 1.2 Industry 1.3 Railway age 1.4 Housing estates

2 Governance 3 Geography

3.1 Nearby places

4 Crime 5 Demography 6 Landmarks 7 Transport

7.1 Railway stations 7.2 Proposed stations on the London
London
Underground 7.3 Former railway stations

8 In popular culture 9 Prominent people 10 See also 11 References 12 Further reading 13 External links

History[edit] See also: History of London Historically a part of Surrey, Battersea
Battersea
was centred on a church established on an island at the mouth of the Falconbrook; a small river that rises in Tooting Bec Common
Tooting Bec Common
and flowed underground through south London
London
to the River Thames.[1] Battersea
Battersea
is mentioned in Anglo-Saxon times as Badrices īeg = "Badric's Island" and later "Patrisey". As with many former parishes beside major rivers some land was reclaimed by draining marshland and building culverts for streams. The original village nucleus is marked by St. Mary's Church, which is on a site that has featured churches since the 9th century. (The present church, which was completed in 1777, hosted the marriage of William Blake
William Blake
and Catherine Blake
Catherine Blake
née Boucher in 1782; Benedict Arnold, his wife, Peggy Shippen
Peggy Shippen
and their daughter were buried in its crypt.) The settlement appears in the Domesday Book
Domesday Book
as Patricesy, held by St Peter's Abbey, Westminster. Its Domesday Assets were: 18 hides and 17 ploughlands of cultivated land; 7 mills worth £42 9s 8d per year, 82 acres (33 ha) of meadow, woodland worth 50 hogs. It rendered (in total): £75 9s 8d.[2] The former parish of Battersea
Battersea
included, in a detached part, a few hundred acres at Penge
Penge
(and/or Crystal Palace).

The borough dates from the London
London
Government Act of 1899, and includes the greater part of the original ecclesiastical parish of St. Mary Battersea. Under the same Act Penge, formerly a hamlet of Battersea, was constituted a separate urban district...the curious anomalies of [Battersea's] local government led to its formation as a separate urban district and its transfer to the county of Kent in 1900. Penge was a wooded district, over which the tenants of Battersea
Battersea
Manor had common of pasture.[3]

Agriculture[edit] Before the Industrial Revolution, much of the large parish was farmland, providing food for the City of London
London
and surrounding population centres; and with particular specialisms, such as growing lavender on Lavender
Lavender
Hill (nowadays denoted by the road of the same name), asparagus (sold as " Battersea
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 (1.2 km2) of land in the parish of Battersea
Battersea
were occupied by some 20 market gardeners, who rented from five to near 60 acres (24 ha) each.[4] Villages in the wider area: Wandsworth, Earlsfield
Earlsfield
(hamlet of Garratt), Tooting, Balham
Balham
– were separated by fields; in common with other suburbs the wealthy of London
London
and the traditional manor successors built their homes in Battersea
Battersea
and neighbouring areas.[5] Industry[edit]

Battersea
Battersea
Power Station

Industry in the area was concentrated to the north west just outside the Battersea- Wandsworth
Wandsworth
boundary, at the confluence of the River Thames, and the River Wandle
River Wandle
which gave rise to the village of Wandsworth. This was settled from the 16th century by Protestant craftsmen – Huguenots – fleeing religious persecution in Europe, who planted lavender and gardens and established a range of industries such as mills, breweries and dyeing, bleaching and calico printing.[5] Industry developed eastwards along the bank of the Thames during the Industrial Revolution
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; Putney Bridge, a mile to the west, was built in 1729, and Battersea Bridge
Battersea Bridge
in the centre of the north boundary in 1771. Inland from the river, the rural agricultural community persisted.[5] Along the Thames, a number of large and, in their field, pre-eminent firms grew; notably the Morgan Crucible
Morgan Crucible
Company, which survives to this day and is listed on the London
London
Stock Exchange; Price's Candles, which also made cycle lamp oil; and Orlando Jones' Starch Factory. The 1874 Ordnance Survey map
Ordnance Survey map
of the area shows the following factories, in order, from the site of the as yet unbuilt Wandsworth
Wandsworth
Bridge to Battersea
Battersea
Park: Starch manufacturer; Silk manufacturer; (St. John's College); (St. Mary's Church); Malt house; Corn mill; Oil and grease works (Prices Candles); Chemical works; Plumbago Crucible works (later the Morgan Crucible
Morgan Crucible
Company); Chemical works; Saltpetre works; Foundry. Between these were numerous wharfs for shipping. In 1929, construction started on Battersea
Battersea
Power Station, being completed in 1939. From the late 18th century to comparatively recent times Battersea, and certainly north Battersea, was established as an industrial area with all of the issues associated with pollution and poor housing affecting it. Industry declined and moved away from the area in the 1970s, and local government sought to address chronic post-war housing problems with large scale clearances and the establishment of planned housing. Some decades after the end of large scale local industry, resurgent demand among magnates and high income earners for parkside and riverside property close to planned Underground links has led to significant construction. Factories have been demolished and replaced with modern apartment buildings. Some of the council owned properties have been sold off and several traditional working men's pubs have become more fashionable bistros. Battersea
Battersea
neighbourhoods close to the railway have some of the most deprived local authority housing in the Borough of Wandsworth. An area which saw condemned slums after their erection in the Victoria era.[6] Railway age[edit]

Aftermath of a V-2
V-2
bombing at Battersea, 27 January 1945.

Battersea
Battersea
was radically altered by the coming of railways. The London and Southampton Railway Company engineered their railway line from east to west through Battersea, in 1838, terminating at the original Nine Elms railway station
Nine Elms railway station
at the north west tip of the area. Over the next 22 years five other lines were built, across which all trains from London's Waterloo and Victoria termini would as today travel. 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': a campaign to rename it " Battersea
Battersea
Junction" fizzled out as late as the early twentieth century. During the latter decades of the nineteenth century Battersea
Battersea
had developed into a major town railway centre with two locomotive works at Nine Elms
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. The effect was precipitate: a population of 6,000 people in 1840 was increased to 168,000 by 1910; and save for the green spaces of Battersea
Battersea
Park, Clapham
Clapham
Common, Wandsworth
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 the government to site its buildings in the area surrounding Clapham
Clapham
Junction, where a cluster of new civic buildings including the town hall, library, police station, court and post office was developed along Lavender
Lavender
Hill in the 1880s and 1890s. The Arding and Hobbs
Arding and Hobbs
department store, diagonally opposite the station, was the largest of its type at the time of its construction in 1885; and the streets near the station developed as a regional shopping district. The area was served by a vast music hall – The Grand – opposite the station (nowadays serving as a nightclub and venue for smaller bands) as well as a large theatre next to the town hall (the Shakespeare Theatre, later redeveloped following bomb damage). All this building around the station shifted the focus of the area southwards, and marginalised Battersea
Battersea
High Street (the main street of the original village) into no more than an extension of Falcon Road. Housing estates[edit]

Doddington and Rollo Estate.

Battersea
Battersea
has a large area of mid-20th century public housing estates, almost all located north of the main railway lines and spanning from Fairfield in the west to Queenstown in the east.[7] There are four particularly large estates. The Winstanley Estate, perhaps being the most renowned of them all, is known as being the birthplace to the garage collective So Solid Crew.[8] Winstanley is close to Clapham Junction railway station
Clapham Junction railway station
in the northern perimeter of Battersea, and is currently being considered for comprehensive redevelopment as one of the London
London
Mayor's new Housing Zones.[9] Further north towards Chelsea is the Surrey
Surrey
Lane Estate, and on Battersea Park
Battersea Park
Road is the Doddington and Rollo Estate. East, toward Vauxhall, is the Patmore Estate which is in close proximity to the Battersea
Battersea
Power Station. Other smaller estates include York Road, Somerset, Savona, Badric Court, the Peabody Estate, Wynter Street Estate, Ethelburga Estate, Kambala Estate and Carey Gardens. Governance[edit] See also: History of local government in London

Arms granted to the Metropolitan Borough of Battersea
Metropolitan Borough of Battersea
in 1955

A map showing the wards of Battersea
Battersea
Metropolitan Borough as they appeared in 1916.

The tradition of local government in England
England
was based on the Parish. Population growth in London
London
during the 19th century demanded new arrangements, and the Metropolitan Borough of Battersea
Metropolitan Borough of Battersea
was created in 1899, with the boundaries described above. It was in 1965 combined with the neighbouring Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth
Wandsworth
to form the London
London
Borough of Wandsworth. The former Battersea
Battersea
Town Hall, opened in 1893, is now the Battersea
Battersea
Arts Centre. In the period from 1880 onwards, Battersea
Battersea
was known as a centre of radical politics in the United Kingdom. John Burns
John Burns
founded a branch of the Social Democratic Federation, Britain's first organised socialist political party, in the borough and after the turmoil of dock strikes affecting the populace of north Battersea, was elected to represent the borough in the newly formed London
London
County Council. In 1892, he expanded his role, being elected to Parliament for Battersea
Battersea
North as one of the first Independent Labour Party
Independent Labour Party
member of Parliament. Battersea's radical reputation gave rise to the Brown Dog affair, when in 1904 the National Anti- Vivisection
Vivisection
Society sought permission to erect a drinking fountain celebrating the life of a dog killed by vivisection. The fountain, forming a plinth for the statue of a brown dog, was installed near in the Latchmere Recreational Grounds, became a cause célèbre, fought over in riots and battles between medical students and the local populace until its removal in 1910. The borough elected the first black mayor[10] in London
London
in 1913 when John Archer took office, and in 1922 elected the Bombay-born Communist Party member Shapurji Saklatvala
Shapurji Saklatvala
as MP for Battersea; one of only two communist members of Parliament.[10] Battersea
Battersea
is currently divided into five Wandsworth
Wandsworth
wards. The Member of Parliament for the Battersea
Battersea
constituency since 8 June 2017 has been Labour MP Marsha de Cordova. In 2009, it was announced that a new US embassy would be constructed at Nine Elms. This development would also see the building of luxury apartments in the area.[citation needed] Geography[edit] Battersea
Battersea
is a part of London
London
on the south bank of the River Thames.[3] Its northern boundary is the Thames, which runs first north-east, and then east, before turning north again to pass Westminster. The north-western corner is demarcated by Wandsworth Bridge, and Battersea
Battersea
tapers south to a point roughly three miles (5 km) from the north-eastern corner and two miles (3 km) from the north-west. To the east are Lambeth
Lambeth
and Stockwell; to the south are Wandsworth
Wandsworth
and Balham; to the south-east is Clapham; and to the west Wandsworth
Wandsworth
Town. Nearby places[edit]

Neighbouring areas

Fulham Chelsea Pimlico

Wandsworth

Battersea

Nine Elms
Nine Elms
and Stockwell

Wandsworth
Wandsworth
and Balham Balham
Balham
and Clapham Clapham

Crime[edit] Some parts of Battersea
Battersea
have become known for drug-dealing. The Winstanley and York Road council estates have developed a reputation for such offences and were included in a zero-tolerance "drug exclusion zone" in 2007.[11] Demography[edit] In 2011, Battersea
Battersea
had a population of 73,345.[12] The district was 52.2% of White British origin,[13] as against an average for Wandsworth
Wandsworth
of 53.3%. Landmarks[edit]

Battersea
Battersea
Dogs home (with gasworks alongside)

Clapham Junction
Clapham Junction
station, Battersea

Large Asda
Asda
supermarket next to and visible from Clapham
Clapham
Junction Railway Station

London
London
Heliport, Battersea

Within the bounds of modern Battersea
Battersea
are (from east to west):

New Covent Garden
Covent Garden
Market, a major fruit and vegetable wholesale market, resited from Covent Garden
Covent Garden
in 1974. (Also considered by many to be in Nine Elms). Battersea Power Station
Battersea Power Station
an iconic edifice designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, built between 1929 and 1939 (featured, with flying pig, on the sleeve art of Pink Floyd's album Animals). There have been a number of failed regeneration projects since the late 1980s. The current proposals are to convert the disused shell into a mass entertainments and commercial complex, with dedicated transport links (a proposed extension of the Northern line
Northern line
from Kennington
Kennington
could be complete by 2020[14]). Battersea
Battersea
Dogs and Cats Home, formerly Battersea
Battersea
Dogs Home and prior to that the Temporary Home for Lost and Starving Dogs, established in Holloway in 1860 and moved to Battersea
Battersea
in 1871. It is the United Kingdom's most famous refuge for stray dogs. Also the main location for ITV 1's Paul O'Grady: For the Love of Dogs[10] Battersea
Battersea
Park, a 200-acre green space laid out by Sir James Pennethorne between 1846 and 1864 and opened in 1858, and home to a zoo and the London
London
Peace Pagoda. Shaftesbury Park Estate, conservation area consisting of over a thousand Victorian houses preserved in their original style. Battersea
Battersea
Arts Centre, in the former Battersea
Battersea
Town Hall Northcote Road, a bustling and famous local shopping street with its own market at the centre of the so-called Nappy Valley. Clapham Junction
Clapham Junction
railway station, by at least one measure – passenger interchanges[15]— the busiest station in the United Kingdom and named after the neighbouring town of Clapham
Clapham
although it lies in the geographic heart of Battersea, SW11. Arding & Hobbs building, completed in 1912, now occupied by Debenhams. Large 24-hour Asda
Asda
supermarket, adjacent to Clapham Junction
Clapham Junction
station. 92 St John's Hill, Grade II listed building. St Mary's Church, Battersea. Benedict Arnold
Benedict Arnold
is buried here. Four stained glass windows celebrate Arnold, William Blake, William Curtis and J. M. W. Turner. Sir Walter St John's School, now Thomas's day school, was founded in 1700. Parts of the present building date back to 1859. Royal Academy of Dance, containing several studios and associated with the University of Surrey. The London
London
Heliport, London's busiest heliport, sited on the Thames a half-mile north of Clapham Junction
Clapham Junction
station. Price's Candles
Price's Candles
on York Road, was the largest manufacturers of candles in the UK; now it has been converted into office space from which Hanne & Co Solicitors firm operates. Newton Preparatory School, in an Edwardian building (with modern extension) formerly occupied by Clapham
Clapham
College, Notre Dame School and Raywood Street School. Falconbrook Primary School, resides in a large Victorian building, situated in the Winstanley Estate, Battersea. It is a ten-minute walk from Clapham Junction
Clapham Junction
Station.

Transport[edit]

A British Rail
British Rail
blue locomotive 13 March 1982 at Clapham
Clapham
Junction, being one of the British Rail
British Rail
Class 73 electro-diesels.

Railway stations[edit]

Clapham
Clapham
Junction, Europe's busiest railway station. Battersea
Battersea
Park Queenstown Road

Proposed stations on the London
London
Underground[edit]

Battersea
Battersea
tube station (a station on the Northern line
Northern line
extension to Battersea) Clapham Junction
Clapham Junction
(suggested Northern Line further extended from Battersea)

Former railway stations[edit]

Battersea
Battersea
(closed 1940) Battersea Park
Battersea Park
Road (closed 1916)

In popular culture[edit] Battersea
Battersea
features in the books of Michael de Larrabeiti, who was brought up in the area: A Rose Beyond the Thames
A Rose Beyond the Thames
recounts the working-class Battersea
Battersea
of the 1940s and 1950s; The Borrible Trilogy presents a fictional Battersea, home to fantasy creatures known as the Borribles. Battersea
Battersea
is also the setting for Penelope Fitzgerald's 1979 Booker Prize-winning novel, Offshore. Kitty Neale's Nobody's Girl is set in a fictional café and the surrounding Battersea
Battersea
High Street Market. Nell Dunn's 1963 novel Up the Junction
Up the Junction
(later adapted for both television and cinema) depicts contemporary life in the industrial slums of Battersea
Battersea
near Clapham
Clapham
Junction. Battersea
Battersea
provides the backdrop for the real world scenes in the audio book and app series Rockford's Rock Opera. Michael Flanders, half of the 1960s comedy duo Flanders and Swann, often made fun of Donald Swann
Donald Swann
for living in Battersea. Morrissey mentions Battersea
Battersea
in his song "You're the One for Me, Fatty". Babyshambles
Babyshambles
recorded the song "Bollywood to Battersea" for a 2005 charity album Help!: A Day in the Life. Prominent people[edit] The following people have lived, or currently live, in Battersea:

Ben Adams
Ben Adams
– musician from the group a1 James Aldridge
James Aldridge
– writer Monie Love – mc and radio personality L. S. Bevington – anarchist poet and essayist, was born and grew up in a Quaker family on St Johns Hill. Ronnie Biggs
Ronnie Biggs
– thief who took part in the Great Train Robbery Johnny Briggs – actor, best known as Mike Baldwin in Coronation Street Kathleen Byron
Kathleen Byron
– actress Emma Chambers – actress, known for her role as 'Alice' in "The Vicar of Dibley" Adrian Chiles – television presenter Brian Cox – physicist, host of science shows for BBC Colin Douglas – stage and television actor Nell Dunn – playwright Howard Eastman – boxer Pamela Hansford Johnson
Pamela Hansford Johnson
- writer Craig Eastmond – footballer Freddie Foreman – criminal and associate of the Kray Twins, born in Sheepcote Lane Bob Geldof
Bob Geldof
– singer and songwriter Pixie Geldof
Pixie Geldof
– socialite and model Graham Greene
Graham Greene
– writer, playwright, critic Rich Hall
Rich Hall
– comedian Harry Hill
Harry Hill
– comedian G. K. Chesterton
G. K. Chesterton
– writer Simon Le Bon
Simon Le Bon
– musician Katie Leung
Katie Leung
– actress, best known as Cho Chang
Cho Chang
in Harry Potter films Kate Maberly – actress Terry Manning
Terry Manning
– music producer Noel McKoy – singer and songwriter Buster Merryfield – actor, best known as Uncle Albert in Only Fools and Horses Dannii Minogue
Dannii Minogue
– musician Seán O'Casey
Seán O'Casey
– writer John O'Farrell – writer[16] William Page – historian and general editor of the Victoria County History Rick Parfitt
Rick Parfitt
– singer with Status Quo Polly Paulusma
Polly Paulusma
– musician Mervyn Peake
Mervyn Peake
– author[17] Rupert Penry-Jones
Rupert Penry-Jones
– actor Debbie "MC Remedee" Pryce and Susan "Susie Q" Banfield of Cookie Crew – rappers Gordon Ramsay
Gordon Ramsay
– chef Joely Richardson
Joely Richardson
– actress J.K. Rowling
J.K. Rowling
– author[18] Greg Rusedski
Greg Rusedski
– tennis player John Scott – sociologist and Fellow of the British Academy Peter Serafinowicz
Peter Serafinowicz
– comedian George Shearing
George Shearing
– Jazz pianist Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
– musician Timothy Spall
Timothy Spall
– actor[19] Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke Donald Swann
Donald Swann
– musician – of Flanders and Swann Gabriel Thomson – stars in My Family Baroness Trumpington – member of the House of Lords Paul Joseph Watson
Paul Joseph Watson
– YouTube personality and radio host Arthur Webb (co-operator)
Arthur Webb (co-operator)
– Building Society Movement Vivienne Westwood
Vivienne Westwood
– fashion designer William Wilberforce
William Wilberforce
– prominent campaigner against the slave trade Edward Adrian Wilson
Edward Adrian Wilson
– English physician, polar explorer, natural historian, painter and ornithologist Bob Marley
Bob Marley
– reggae artist Lionel Barber
Lionel Barber
– Editor of the Financial Times Ainsley Harriott
Ainsley Harriott
– Chef Derek Laud - political lobbyist and Big Brother contestant

See also[edit]

Nappy Valley Seax of Beagnoth

References[edit]

^ London
London
Under London: A subterranean guide: Richard Trench and Ellis Hillman: ISBN 0-7195-5288-5 ^ Domesday Book
Domesday Book
for Surrey
Surrey
Archived 30 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b Map Victoria County History, London, H.E. Malden (Ed), 1911 ^ 'Battersea', The Environs of London: volume 1: County of Surrey (1792), pp. 26–48. ^ a b c [H.E. Malden (editor) (1912). "Parishes: Battersea
Battersea
with Penge". A History of the County of Surrey: Volume 4. Institute of Historical Research. Retrieved 4 November 2014. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) ^ Booth's Poverty Map London
London
School of Economics archive. Retrieved 4 November 2014 ^ Battersea
Battersea
Profile Archived 29 February 2008 at the Wayback Machine., from Wandsworth
Wandsworth
Primary Care Trust, citing Census 2001 ^ Mark Blunden (20 February 2014). " London
London
housing estate where So Solid Crew formed set for demolition". London
London
Evening Standard.  ^ Mayor names London's first Housing Zones – Clapham Junction
Clapham Junction
to Battersea
Battersea
Riverside zone Archived 25 October 2015 at the Wayback Machine. ^ a b c Chris Roberts, Heavy Words Lightly Thrown: The Reason Behind Rhyme, Thorndike Press,2006 (ISBN 0-7862-8517-6) ^ 'Battersea', Special
Special
report: Class B for Battersea
Battersea
(2007), pp.1. ^ " Battersea
Battersea
– Hidden London".  ^ Good Stuff IT Services. "Wandsworth". UK Census Data.  ^ " Northern line
Northern line
extension". tfl.gov.uk.  ^ Delta Rail, 2008–09 station usage report, Office of the Rail Regulation website ^ ""Rebels don't make jokes about how excellent it is to have bishops in the House of Lords": An interview with John O'Farrell". The Croydon Citizen.  ^ "Literary Review – Fergus Fleming on Mervyn Peake". literaryreview.co.uk. Archived from the original on 12 November 2013.  ^ Name of Asda
Asda
store rekindles the ‘ Clapham
Clapham
or Battersea’ row – News – London
London
Evening Standard. Standard.co.uk (29 October 2010). Retrieved on 24 August 2013. ^ "Timothy Spall: 'Turner had a god-given genius'". Telegraph.co.uk. 18 October 2014. 

Further reading[edit]

Patrick Loobey, Battersea
Battersea
Past. Historical Publications Ltd., 2002. ISBN 0-948667-76-1 Peter Mason, The Brown Dog Affair. Two Sevens Publishing, 1997. ISBN 0-9529854-0-3 Martin Knight, Battersea
Battersea
Girl. Mainstream Publishing, 2006. ISBN 1-84596-150-1

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Districts

Balham Battersea Clapham Earlsfield Furzedown Nine Elms Putney Putney
Putney
Heath Putney
Putney
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Streatham
Park Summerstown Tooting
Tooting
(including Tooting
Tooting
Graveney and Upper Tooting) Wandsworth West Hill

Attractions

Battersea
Battersea
Arts Centre Battersea
Battersea
Power Station Bridge Lane Theatre Chrysalis Theatre De Morgan Centre Grace Theatre New Covent Garden
Covent Garden
Market New Wandsworth
Wandsworth
Museum Pump House Gallery Theatre 503 Theatre of the Dispossessed

Bridges and tunnels

Albert Bridge Battersea
Battersea
Bridge Battersea
Battersea
Railway Bridge Chelsea Bridge Fulham
Fulham
Railway Bridge Grosvenor Bridge Putney
Putney
Bridge Wandsworth
Wandsworth
Bridge

Parks and open spaces

Battersea
Battersea
Park Clapham
Clapham
Common King George's Park Tooting
Tooting
Bec Common Wandsworth
Wandsworth
Common Wandsworth
Wandsworth
Park Wimbledon Park York Gardens

Constituencies

Battersea Putney Tooting

Rail and tube stations

Balham Battersea
Battersea
Park Clapham
Clapham
Junction Clapham
Clapham
South Earlsfield East Putney Putney Queenstown Road (Battersea) Southfields Tooting
Tooting
(in LB of Merton) Tooting
Tooting
Bec Tooting
Tooting
Broadway Wandsworth
Wandsworth
Common Wandsworth
Wandsworth
Town

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Major

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King's Road
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Lists of areas by borough

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Canley (borough) (The Bill: TV soap) Charnham (suburb) (Family Affairs: TV soap) Gasforth (town) (The Thin Blue Line: TV series) London
London
Below (magical realm) (Neverwhere: TV series, novel) Walford
Walford
(borough) (EastEnders: TV soap)

The London
London
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