In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Battersea like this:
Battersea and Clapham, parl. bor., Surrey, consisting of the township of Battersea and the par. of Clapham, 3307 ac., pop. 143,642; it returns 2 members to Parliament -- 2 divisions, viz., Battersea (pop. 73,181) and Clapham (pop. 70,461), 1 member for each division; it was made a parl. bor. in 1885.
A Vision of Britain through Time includes a large library of local statistics for administrative units. For the best overall sense of how the area containing Battersea has changed, please see our redistricted information for the modern district of Wandsworth. More detailed statistical data are available under Units and statistics, which includes both administrative units covering Battersea and units named after it.
GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Battersea, in Wandsworth and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.
Date accessed: 18th May 2013
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