Wandsworth  Surrey


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Wandsworth like this:

Wandsworth, parl. bor. and par., Surrey, on river Wandle, at its influx into the Thames, 5 miles SW. of Waterloo Station, London, by rail - par., 2433 ac., pop. 28,004; bor. (including also the pars. of Tooting-Graveney, Streatham, and Putney), 8148 ac., pop. 68,792. Wandsworth is mentioned in Domesday Book, and became a seat of several important manufactures introduced by refugee Frenchmen after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes; the present industries include oil-mills, dye-works, paper-works, calico printing, hat making, corn mills, brewing, vinegar making, &c. ...

There are 3 ry. stations - Wandsworth, Wandsworth Common, and Wandsworth Road. The Surrey County Lunatic Asylum, the Royal Hospital for Incurables, and the Boys' Home Reformatory, are here. Wandsworth returns 1 member to Parliament; it was made a parl. bor. in 1885.

Wandsworth through time

Click here for graphs and data of how Wandsworth has changed over two centuries. For statistics for historical units named after Wandsworth go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

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


Date accessed: 19th July 2024

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