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Wandsworth, Wandsworth

Wandsworth is a district of south-west London, England, in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is situated 4.6 miles southwest of Charing Cross. The area is identified in the London Plan as one of 35 major centres in Greater London.
Post townLONDON
Administrative CountyWandsworth
Traditional CountyMiddlesex
OS GridTQ2575
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
RegionLondon
CountryEngland
Police AuthorityMetropolitan
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Fire and Rescue AuthorityLondon
Ambulance AuthorityLondon
Dialling code020
 

Other names by which Wandsworth, Wandsworth has been known in the past

Wandlesworth ~ Wandel ~ Wand ~ Wendelesorde

Wandsworth, Wandsworth in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

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.

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