Nine Elms  Surrey


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

NINE-ELMS, a quondam hamlet, now a metropolitansuburb, in South Lambeth section of Lambeth parish, Surrey; on the river Thames and on the Southwestern railway, between Vauxhall bridge and Battersea bridge, 3 miles S S W of St. Paul's. It has a post-office, † designated Nine-Elms-Road, under South Lambeth, London S, a large goods station of the Southwestern railway, asteamboat pier on the Thames, and extensive works of the London gas company. ...

An explosion of the gas-works occurred on 31 Oct. 1865, with the effect of killing 9 persons, seriously injuring 12 others, and more or less damaging all houses over a radius of more than ¼ of a mile.

Nine Elms through time

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

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 24th June 2024

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