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Rainsome Dock is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.



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VIEW THE BATTERSEA AREA IN THE 1750s
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VIEW THE BATTERSEA AREA IN THE 1800s
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VIEW THE BATTERSEA AREA IN THE 1830s
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VIEW THE BATTERSEA AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE BATTERSEA AREA IN THE 1900s
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Battersea

Battersea is an area of the London Borough of Wandsworth, England. It is an inner-city district on the south side of the River Thames.

Battersea covers quite a wide area - it spans from Fairfield in the west to Queenstown in the east. Battersea is mentioned in Anglo-Saxon times as Badrices ieg = Badric's Island.

Although in modern times it is known mostly for its wealth, Battersea remains characterised by economic inequality, with council estates being surrounded by more prosperous areas.

Battersea was an island settlement established in the river delta of the Falconbrook; a river that rises in Tooting Bec Common and flowed through south London to the River Thames.

As with many former Thames island settlements, Battersea was reclaimed by draining marshland and building culverts for streams.

Before the Industrial Revolution, much of the area was farmland, providing food for the City of London and surrounding population centres; and with particular specialisms, such as growing lavender on Lavender Hill, asparagus (sold as 'Battersea Bundles') or pig breeding on Pig Hill (later the site of the Shaftesbury Park Estate).

At the end of the 18th century, above 300 acres of land in the parish of Battersea were occupied by some 20 market gardeners, who rented from five to near 60 acres each.

Villages in the wider area - Battersea, Wandsworth, Earlsfield (hamlet of Garratt), Tooting, Balham - were isolated one from another; and throughout the second half of the second millennium, the wealthy built their country retreats in Battersea and neighbouring areas.

Industry developed eastwards along the bank of the Thames during the industrial revolution from 1750s onwards; the Thames provided water for transport, for steam engines and for water-intensive industrial processes. Bridges erected across the Thames encouraged growth; Battersea Bridge was built in 1771. Inland from the river, the rural agricultural community persisted.

Battersea was radically altered by the coming of railways. The London and Southampton Railway Company was the first to drive a railway line from east to west through Battersea, in 1838, terminating at Nine Elms at the north west tip of the area. Over the next 22 years five other lines were built, across which all trains from Waterloo Station and Victoria Station ran. An interchange station was built in 1863 towards the north west of the area, at a junction of the railway. Taking the name of a fashionable village a mile and more away, the station was named Clapham Junction.

During the latter decades of the nineteenth century Battersea had developed into a major town railway centre with two locomotive works at Nine Elms and Longhedge and three important motive power depots (Nine Elms, Stewarts Lane and Battersea) all situated within a relatively small area in the north of the district.

A population of 6000 people in 1840 was increased to 168 000 by 1910; and save for the green spaces of Battersea Park, Clapham Common, Wandsworth Common and some smaller isolated pockets, all other farmland was built over, with, from north to south, industrial buildings and vast railway sheds and sidings (much of which remain), slum housing for workers, especially north of the main east–west railway, and gradually more genteel residential terraced housing further south.

The railway station encouraged local government to site its buildings - the town hall, library, police station, court and post office in the area surrounding Clapham Junction.

All this building around the station marginalised Battersea High Street (the main street of the original village) into no more than an extension of Falcon Road.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Battersea:   Battersea is an area of the London Borough of Wandsworth, England. It is an inner-city district on the south side of the River Thames.
Battersea Park:   
Chelsea:   Chelsea is an affluent area, bounded to the south by the River Thames.
Chelsea Open Air Nursery School:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Chesterton Primary School:   Academy converter (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Christ Church CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Christ Church CofE Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Falconbrook Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Frederick Hugh House:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 16. Admissions policy: Selective (grammar).
Harris Academy Battersea:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
Institute of Cancer Research:   Higher education institutions
L’Ecole de Battersea:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Marlborough Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Oratory Roman Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 11.
River Westbourne outflow:   The River Westbourne flowed into the Thames at this point.
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School, Battersea:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Saint John Bosco College:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Saint Thomas More Language College:   Voluntary aided school (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Comprehensive (secondary).
Somerset Nursery School and Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Somerset Nursery School and Children’s Centre:   Local authority nursery school (Nursery) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 5.
Thames Christian College:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 16. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
The Dominie School Limited:   Other independent special school which accepts students between the ages of 6 and 13.
The Fascination of Chelsea:   The Fascination of Chelsea was a book published in 1902.
The Hampshire School, Chelsea:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13.
The Prince Albert:   Originally called the Albert Tavern, the Prince Albert public house is a three storey building dating from 1866-68.
Thomas’s Battersea:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 12.
Violet Melchett Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Westbridge Primary School:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
William Blake House :   The former Surrey Lane School is a three storey former London Board School by architect E. R. Robson which was completed in March 1885.
York Gardens Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Battersea Bridge:   Photo of Battersea Bridge, taken from Chelsea in the 1860s by James Hedderly.
Beaufort Street:   Photo of the streets of Chelsea, taken in the 1860s by James Hedderly.
Cheyne Walk, 1860s:   Photo of Cheyne Walk, Chelsea in the 1860s by James Hedderly.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abercrombie Street, SW11 · Acanthus Road, SW11 · Afghan Road, SW11 · Albany Mansions, SW11 · Albert Bridge Road, SW11 · Albert Bridge, SW3 · Albion Riverside, SW11 · Alexander Studios, SW11 · Alexandra Avenue, SW11 · Alfreda Street, SW11 · Alpha Place, SW3 · Althorpe Mews, SW11 · Amies Street, SW11 · Anderson Street, SW3 · Anerley Street, SW11 · Anhalt Road, SW11 · Antiquarius, SW3 · Atherton Street, SW11 · Austin Road, SW11 · Balfern Street, SW11 · Banbury Street, SW11 · Batten Street, SW11 · Battersea Arena, SW11 · Battersea Arts Centre Old Town Hall, SW11 · Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 · Battersea Bridge, SW10 · Battersea Bridge, SW11 · Battersea Church Road, SW11 · Battersea High Street, SW11 · Battersea Park Road, SW11 · Battersea Square Vicarage Cresent, SW11 · Battersea Square, SW11 · Beechmore Road, SW11 · Benham Close, SW11 · Blomfield Court, SW11 · Blondel Street, SW11 · Bolingbroke Walk, SW11 · Bramerton Street, SW3 · Bramlands Close, SW11 · Bray Place, SW3 · Bridge Lane, SW11 · Bridgend Road, SW18 · Bridges Court, SW11 · Britten Street, SW3 · Brompton Road, SW7 · Broughton Street, SW11 · Broughton Street, SW8 · Brynmaer Road, SW11 · Bullen Street, SW11 · Burns Road, SW11 · Burnsall Street, SW3 · Bury Walk, SW3 · Bywater Street, SW3 · Cabul Road, SW11 · Cadogan Pier, SW3 · Cadogan Street, SW3 · Cale Street, SW3 · Calico Row, SW11 · Cambridge Mansions, SW11 · Cambridge Road, SW11 · Candahar Road, SW11 · Candlemakers Studios, SW11 · Cantate Centre Parkfield Industrial Estate, SW11 · Carlyle Square, SW3 · Carriage Drive West, SW11 · Caversham Street, SW3 · Chapel Walk, SW10 · Charles II Place, SW3 · Charlotte Despard Avenue, SW11 · Charterhouse Works, SW18 · Chatfield Road, SW11 · Chelsea Cloisters, SW3 · Chelsea Manor Gardens, SW3 · Chelsea Manor Street, SW3 · Chelsea Manor Studios, SW3 · Chelsea Square, SW3 · Chelsea Towers, SW3 · Chesney Street, SW11 · Cheyne Court, SW3 · Cheyne Mews, SW3 · Cheyne Place, SW3 · Cheyne Row, SW3 · Cheyne Walk, SW3 · Chipperfield House Sutton Estate, SW3 · Christchurch Street, SW3 · Christchurch Terrace, SW3 · Cinnamon Row, SW11 · Clove Hitch Quay, SW11 · Colebrook Court, SW3 · Colestown Street, SW11 · Condray Place, SW11 · Coppock Close, SW11 · Coral Row, SW11 · Cotswold Mews, SW11 · Cotton Row, SW11 · Coulson Street, SW3 · Cranleigh Mews, SW11 · Culvert Place, SW11 · Culvert Road, SW11 · Cupar Road, SW11 · Dagnall Street, SW11 · Danube Street, SW3 · Danvers Street, SW3 · Darien Road, SW11 · Denyer Street, SW3 · Dovedale Studios, SW11 · Dovehouse Street, SW3 · Draycott Avenue, SW3 · Draycott Place, SW3 · Drca Business Centre Charlotte Despard Avenue, SW11 · Dudmaston Mews, SW3 · Eaton House, SW11 · Edna Street, SW11 · Elcho Street, SW11 · Eltringham Street, SW18 · Elystan Place, SW3 · Elystan Street, SW3 · Este Road, SW11 · Ethelburga Street, SW11 · Fairchild Close, SW11 · Falcon Grove, SW11 · Falcon Road, SW11 · Falcon Terrace, SW11 · Farrant House, SW11 · Fawcett Close, SW11 · Flood Street, SW3 · Flood Walk, SW3 · Foulis Terrace, SW3 · Fowler Close, SW11 · Fownes Street, SW11 · Foxmore Street, SW11 · Francis Chichester Way, SW11 · Freedom Street, SW11 · Frere Street, SW11 · Fulham Road, SW3 · Ganley Road, SW11 · Gartons Way, SW11 · Glebe Place, SW3 · Godfrey Street, SW3 · Grant Road, SW11 · Great Chart Street, SW11 · Great Eastern Wharf, SW11 · Grove Cottages, SW3 · Gwynne Road, SW11 · Halsey Street, SW3 · Harpsden Street, SW11 · Heathwall Street, SW11 · Heaver Road, SW11 · Henning Street, SW11 · Hester Road, SW11 · Hibbert Street, SW11 · Hicks Close, SW11 · Holgate Avenue, SW11 · Home Road, SW11 · Hope Street, SW11 · Howie Street, SW11 · Hyde Lane, SW11 · Ingrave Street, SW11 · Inworth Street, SW11 · Ives Street, SW3 · Ivory Square, SW11 · Ixworth Place, SW3 · Joubert Mansions, SW3 · Joubert Street, SW11 · Jubilee Place, SW3 · Juer Street, SW11 · Juniper Drive, SW11 · Juniper Drive, SW18 · Justice Walk, SW3 · Kennard Street, SW11 · Kennet Close, SW11 · Kersley Mews, SW11 · Kersley Street, SW11 · Khyber Road, SW11 · Kiloh Court, SW11 · Kimbolton Row, SW3 · King’s Road, SW3 · Kings Road, SW3 · Kite Yard, SW11 · Knowsley Road, SW11 · Latchmere Road, SW11 · Latchmere Street, SW11 · Lavender Road, SW11 · Lawrence Street, SW3 · Lewis Estate, SW3 · Lincoln Street, SW3 · Livingstone Road, SW11 · Lombard Road, SW11 · London Stone Business Estate, SW8 · Longhedge Street, SW11 · Lordship Place, SW3 · Lothair Street, SW11 · Lucan Place, SW3 · Lucas Court, SW11 · Lurline Gardens, SW11 · Macduff Road, SW11 · Mallord Street, SW3 · Mandeville Courtyard, SW11 · Manresa Road, SW3 · Mantua Street, SW11 · Markham Square, SW3 · Markham Street, SW3 · Marlborough Street, SW3 · Maskelyne Close, SW11 · Matthews Street, SW11 · Maysoule Road, SW11 · McDermott Close, SW11 · Melton Court, SW7 · Mendip Court, SW11 · Mendip Road, SW11 · Meyrick Road, SW11 · Millgrove Street, SW11 · Molasses Row, SW11 · Mossop Street, SW3 · Mulberry Walk, SW3 · Musjid Road, SW11 · Nantes Close, SW11 · Nantes Close, SW18 · Newcomen Road, SW11 · Newtown Court, SW11 · Oakley Gardens, SW3 · Oakley Street, SW3 · Octavia Street, SW11 · Old Church Street, SW3 · Onslow Crescent, SW7 · Onslow Square, SW7 · Orbel Street, SW11 · Ormonde Gate, SW3 · Orville Road, SW11 · Park South, SW11 · Parkfield Industrial Estate, SW11 · Parkgate Road, SW11 · Parkham Street, SW11 · Parkside Street, SW11 · Patience Road, SW11 · Paultons Square, SW3 · Paultons Street, SW3 · Paveley Drive, SW11 · Pelham Court, SW3 · Pelham Crescent, SW3 · Pelham Crescent, SW7 · Pelham Place, SW7 · Pelham Street, SW3 · Pelham Street, SW7 · Petergate, SW11 · Petworth Street, SW11 · Petyt Place, SW3 · Petyward, SW3 · Phene Street, SW3 · Pier House, SW3 · Pier Terrace, SW18 · Plantation Wharf, SW11 · Plough Road, SW11 · Pond House, SW3 · Pond Place, SW3 · Porters Lodge, SW3 · Poyntz Road, SW11 · Prince Of Wales Drive, SW11 · Radnor Walk, SW3 · Radstock Street, SW11 · Railway Arches, SW11 · Rainsome Dock, SW11 · Ralston Street, SW3 · Ramsay Mews, SW3 · Randall Close, SW11 · Ransomes Dock, SW11 · Ransomes Mews Great Eastern Wharf, SW11 · Ravenet Street, SW8 · Rawlings Street, SW3 · Rawson Street, SW8 · Redburn Street, SW3 · Reform Street, SW11 · Riverside Albert Wharf, SW11 · Riverside Plaza, SW11 · Robinson Street, SW3 · Rose Square, SW3 · Rosemoor Street, SW3 · Rosenau Road, SW11 · Rosetti Studios, SW3 · Rossetti Studios, SW3 · Rowditch Lane, SW11 · Rowena Crescent, SW11 · Rowena Cresent, SW11 · Royal Avenue, SW3 · Searles Close, SW11 · Shawfield Street, SW3 · Sheepcote Lane, SW11 · Shellwood Road, SW11 · Sherwood Court, SW11 · Shuttleworth Road, SW11 · Simpson Street, SW11 · Sloane Avenue, SW3 · Smith Street, SW3 · Smith Terrace, SW3 · Soudan Road, SW11 · South Bank Business Centre, SW11 · South Parade, SW3 · Southbank Business Centre, SW11 · Spice Court, SW11 · Sprimont Place, SW3 · Square Rigger Row, SW11 · St James Court, SW11 · St Loo Avenue, SW3 · St Lukes Street, SW3 · St. Leonard’s Terrace, SW3 · St. Loo Avenue, SW3 · Stanmer Street, SW11 · Stewarts Grove, SW3 · Strasburg Road, SW11 · Sullivan Close, SW11 · Sumner Place, SW7 · Sunbury Lane, SW11 · Surrey Lane, SW11 · Swan Walk, SW3 · Sydney Close, SW3 · Sydney Place, SW7 · Sydney Street, SW3 · Takhar Mews, SW11 · Tedworth Gardens, SW3 · Tedworth Square, SW3 · Temple House, SW11 · Terrace Walk, SW11 · Terrace Walk, SW3 · Thames House, SW11 · The Court Yard Alexander Studios, SW11 · The Courtyard, SW3 · The Gateways, SW3 · The Old Laundry Alexander Studios, SW11 · The Parkgate Road, SW11 · The Raven, SW11 · Thomas Baines Road, SW11 · Thorney Crescent, SW11 · Tite Street, SW3 · Tours Passage, SW11 · Trident Place, SW3 · Trott Street, SW11 · Tryon Street, SW3 · Upper Cheyne Row, SW3 · Ursula Street, SW11 · Usk Road, SW11 · Vicarage Crescent, SW11 · Vicarage Walk, SW11 · Wandsworth Bridge, SW18 · Wandsworth Bridge, SW6 · Warriner Gardens, SW11 · Watford Close, SW11 · Wellington Square, SW3 · Westbridge Road, SW11 · Whistlers Avenue, SW11 · Whitehead’s Grove, SW3 · Whitehead’s Grove, SW3 · Whiteheads Grove, SW3 · William Blake House, SW11 · Wiltshire Close, SW3 · Winders Road, SW11 · Windward House, SW11 · Winstanley Estate, SW11 · Winstanley Road, SW11 · Wolftencroft Close, SW11 · Woodfall Street, SW3 · Worfield Street, SW11 · Wye Street, SW11 · Wynter Street, SW11 · Yelverton Road, SW11 · York Mansions, SW11 · York Place, SW11 · York Road, SW11 · York Road, SW18 ·
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