Balham  Surrey


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Balham like this:

BALHAM, a hamlet and a chapelry in Streatham parish, Surrey. The hamlet adjoins the West London and Crystal Palace railway, 4 miles WNW of the Crystal Palace; and has a station on the railway, and a post office‡ under Clapham, London S. A bill was introduced in 1861 for a railway to connect the West London and Crystal Palace railway at or near Balham with the Windsor line of the Southwestern at Putney. The chapelry bears the name of Balham-Hill. Pop., 1,786. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Winchester. Value, not reported. Patron, the Rector of Streatham.

Balham through time

Balham is now part of Wandsworth district. Click here for graphs and data of how Wandsworth has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Balham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Balham, in Wandsworth and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 25th April 2024

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