Rawson Street, SW8

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Rawson Street is a road in the SW8 postcode 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:   Battersea Park station was named after the nearby park.
Battersea Park Children’s Zoo:   
Belleville Wix Academy:   Academy sponsor led (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Eaton House the Manor School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 13. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Falconbrook Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Harris Academy Battersea:   Academy sponsor led (Secondary) which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 19.
John Burns Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
L’Ecole de Battersea:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Macaulay Church of England Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Newton Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 13.
Parkgate House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 2 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Ranelagh Gardens:   
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).
Shaftesbury Park Estate:   The 42 and a half acre Shaftesbury Park Estate was promoted as the Workmen’s City - widely seen as demonstrating a credible solution to the urban housing problem.
Shaftesbury Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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.
St Mary’s RC Voluntary Aided Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
St Mary’s Roman Catholic Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
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 Fascination of Chelsea: Ranelagh Gardens:   By G. E. MITTON (1902). Edited by Sir Walter Besant.
Thomas’s Battersea:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 5 and 12.
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.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Abberley Mews, SW4 · Abbey Business Centre, SW8 · Abercrombie Street, SW11 · Acanthus Road, SW11 · Afghan Road, SW11 · Albany Mansions, SW11 · Albert Palace Mansions, SW11 · Albion Riverside, SW11 · Alexander Studios, SW11 · Alexandra Avenue, SW11 · Alfreda Street, SW11 · Althorpe Mews, SW11 · Anerley Street, SW11 · Anhalt Road, SW11 · Ashley Crescent, SW11 · Ashley Cresent, SW11 · Atherton Street, SW11 · Austin Road, SW11 · Avro House, SW8 · Balfern Street, SW11 · Banbury Street, SW11 · Batten Street, SW11 · Battersea Arena, SW11 · Battersea Arts Centre Old Town Hall, SW11 · Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 · Battersea Business Centre, SW11 · Battersea Church Road, SW11 · Battersea High Street, SW11 · Battersea Park Road, SW11 · Battersea Park Road, SW8 · Battersea Park, SW11 · Battersea Square Vicarage Cresent, SW11 · Battersea Square, SW11 · Beechmore Road, SW11 · Benham Close, SW11 · Bewick Street, SW8 · Blomfield Court, SW11 · Blondel Street, SW11 · Bolingbroke Walk, SW11 · Bridge Lane, SW11 · Bridgend Road, SW18 · Bridges Court, SW11 · Broadhinton Road, SW4 · Broughton Street, SW11 · Broughton Street, SW8 · Brynmaer Road, SW11 · Bullen Street, SW11 · Burns Road, SW11 · Cabul Road, SW11 · Calico Row, SW11 · Cambridge Mansions, SW11 · Cambridge Road, SW11 · Candahar Road, SW11 · Candlemakers Studios, SW11 · Cantate Centre Parkfield Industrial Estate, SW11 · Carriage Drive East, · Carriage Drive East, SW11 · Carriage Drive East, SW3 · Carriage Drive East, SW8 · Carriage Drive North, SW8 · Carriage Drive South, SW11 · Cedars Mews, SW4 · Cedars Road, SW4 · Charlotte Despard Avenue, SW11 · Charterhouse Works, SW18 · Chatfield Road, SW11 · Chelsea Bridge Road, SW1W · Chelsea Bridge, SW1W · Chelsea Bridge, SW8 · Chelsea Embankment, SW1W · Chesney Street, SW11 · Cinnamon Row, SW11 · Clapham Common North Side, SW4 · Cloisters House Cloisters Business Centre, SW8 · Clove Hitch Quay, SW11 · Colestown Street, SW11 · Condray Place, SW11 · Coppock Close, SW11 · Coral Row, SW11 · Cotswold Mews, SW11 · Cotton Row, SW11 · Cranleigh Mews, SW11 · Culvert Place, SW11 · Culvert Road, SW11 · Cupar Road, SW11 · Dagnall Street, SW11 · Daley Thompson Way, SW8 · Darien Road, SW11 · Dickens Street, SW8 · Dovedale Studios, SW11 · Drca Business Centre Charlotte Despard Avenue, SW11 · East Road, SW3 · Eaton House, SW11 · Edna Street, SW11 · Elcho Street, SW11 · Eltringham Street, SW18 · Emu Road, SW8 · Este Road, SW11 · Ethelburga Street, SW11 · Eversleigh Road, SW11 · Evesham Way, SW11 · Fairchild Close, SW11 · Falcon Grove, SW11 · Fawcett Close, SW11 · Fontarabia Road, SW11 · Forth Bridge Road, SW4 · Forthbridge Road, SW11 · Fowler Close, SW11 · Fownes Street, SW11 · Foxmore Street, SW11 · Francis Chichester Way, SW11 · Freedom Street, SW11 · Freke Road, SW11 · Freke Road, SW4 · Frere Street, SW11 · Froude Street, SW8 · Ganley Road, SW11 · Garden House Cloisters Business Centre, SW8 · Garfield Mews, SW11 · Garfield Road, SW11 · Gartons Way, SW11 · Gatliff Road, SW1W · Gideon Road, SW11 · Gowrie Road, SW11 · Grant Road, SW11 · Great Chart Street, SW11 · Great Eastern Wharf, SW11 · Grosvenor Road, SW1W · Gwynne Road, SW11 · Hannington Road, SW4 · Harpsden Street, SW11 · Havelock Terrace Arches, SW8 · Havelock Terrace, SW8 · Heath Road, SW8 · Heather Close, SW8 · Heaver Road, SW11 · Henning Street, SW11 · Hester Road, SW11 · Hewlett House, SW8 · Hibbert Street, SW11 · Hicks Close, SW11 · Holden Street, SW11 · Holgate Avenue, SW11 · Home Road, SW11 · Hope Street, SW11 · Howie Street, SW11 · Hyde Lane, SW11 · Ingate Place, SW8 · Ingelow Road, SW8 · Ingrave Street, SW11 · Inworth Street, SW11 · Ivory Square, SW11 · Jedburgh Street, SW11 · Joubert Street, SW11 · Juer Street, SW11 · Juniper Drive, SW11 · Juniper Drive, SW18 · Keith Connor Close, SW8 · Kennard Street, SW11 · Kennet Close, SW11 · Kersley Mews, SW11 · Kersley Street, SW11 · Khyber Road, SW11 · Kiloh Court, SW11 · Kite Yard, SW11 · Knowsley Road, SW11 · Lambourn Road, SW4 · Latchmere Road, SW11 · Latchmere Street, SW11 · Lavender Road, SW11 · Livingstone Road, SW11 · Lockington Road, SW8 · Lombard Road, SW11 · London Stone Business Estate, SW8 · Longhedge Street, SW11 · Lothair Street, SW11 · Lucas Court, SW11 · Lurline Gardens, SW11 · Macaulay Road, SW4 · Macduff Road, SW11 · Mackay Road, SW4 · Mandeville Courtyard, SW11 · Mantua Street, SW11 · Marmion Road, SW11 · Marney Road, SW11 · Maskelyne Close, SW11 · Matthews Street, SW11 · Maysoule Road, SW11 · McDermott Close, SW11 · Mendip Court, SW11 · Mendip Road, SW11 · Meteor Street, SW11 · Meyrick Road, SW11 · Millgrove Street, SW11 · Molasses Row, SW11 · Montefiore Street, SW8 · Morrison Street, SW11 · Musjid Road, SW11 · Nansen Road, SW11 · Nantes Close, SW11 · Nantes Close, SW18 · Newby Street, SW8 · Newcomen Road, SW11 · Newtown Court, SW11 · North Side, SW4 · Octavia Street, SW11 · Okeover Manor, SW4 · Orbel Street, SW11 · Orville Road, SW11 · Pagden Street, SW8 · Palmerston House, SW11 · Palmerston Way, SW8 · Park South, SW11 · Parkfield Industrial Estate, SW11 · Parkgate Road, SW11 · Parkham Street, SW11 · Parkside Street, SW11 · Patcham Terrace, SW8 · Patience Road, SW11 · Paveley Drive, SW11 · Paxton Terrace, SW1V · Peabody Avenue, SW1V · Peabody Avenue, SW1W · Petergate, SW11 · Petworth Street, SW11 · Pier Terrace, SW18 · Plantation Wharf, SW11 · Plough Road, SW11 · Pountney Road, SW11 · Poyntz Road, SW11 · Prairie Street, SW8 · Prince Of Wales Drive, SW11 · Prince Of Wales Drive, SW8 · Prince Of Wales Mansions, SW11 · Queens Circus, SW11 · Queens Circus, SW8 · Queenstown Mews, SW8 · Queenstown Road, SW8 · Radstock Street, SW11 · Railway Arches, SW11 · Rainsome Dock, SW11 · Randall Close, SW11 · Ransomes Dock, SW11 · Ransomes Mews Great Eastern Wharf, SW11 · Ravenet Street, SW8 · Rawson Street, SW8 · Redwood Mews, SW4 · Reform Street, SW11 · Riverside Albert Wharf, SW11 · Riverside Plaza, SW11 · Robertson Street, SW8 · Rosenau Road, SW11 · Rowditch Lane, SW11 · Rowena Crescent, SW11 · Rowena Cresent, SW11 · Rush Hill Mews, SW11 · Rush Hill Road, SW11 · Searles Close, SW11 · Sheepcote Lane, SW11 · Shellwood Road, SW11 · Sherwood Court, SW11 · Shirley Grove, SW11 · Shuttleworth Road, SW11 · Silverthorne Road, SW8 · Simpson Street, SW11 · Sopwith Way, SW8 · Soudan Road, SW11 · South Bank Business Centre, SW11 · Southbank Business Centre, SW11 · Southolm Street Southwest, SW11 · Southolm Street, SW11 · Spaces Business Centre, SW8 · Spice Court, SW11 · Square Rigger Row, SW11 · St James Court, SW11 · St Philip Square, SW8 · St Philip Street, SW8 · St. Philip Square, SW8 · St. Philip Street, SW8 · Stanley Grove, SW8 · Stanmer Street, SW11 · Stormont Road, SW11 · Stormont Road, SW4 · Strasburg Road, SW11 · Stuarts Lane, SW8 · Sugden Road, SW11 · Sugden Road, SW4 · Sullivan Close, SW11 · Sunbury Lane, SW11 · Surrey Lane, SW11 · Sussex Street, SW1V · Sutherland House, SW8 · Takhar Mews, SW11 · Taybridge Road, SW11 · Tennyson Street, SW8 · Tessa Sanderson Place, SW8 · Thackeray Road, SW8 · The Chase, SW4 · The Court Yard Alexander Studios, SW11 · The Old Laundry Alexander Studios, SW11 · The Parkgate Road, SW11 · The Pavilion, SW8 · The Raven, SW11 · The Woodlands, SW4 · Thomas Baines Road, SW11 · Thorney Crescent, SW11 · Tipthorpe Road, SW11 · Tours Passage, SW11 · Tregarvon Road, SW11 · Trott Street, SW11 · Turnchapel Mews, SW4 · Turnchapel Mews, SW8 · Turpentine Lane, SW1V · Turpin House, SW11 · Tyneham Road, SW11 · Ursula Street, SW11 · Usk Road, SW11 · Vicarage Crescent, SW11 · Vicarage Walk, SW11 · Victoria Rise, SW4 · Wandsworth Bridge, SW18 · Wandsworth Bridge, SW6 · Wardell Mews, SW4 · Warriner Gardens, SW11 · Watford Close, SW11 · Wellington Buildings, SW1W · Westbridge Road, SW11 · Westmoreland Terrace, SW1V · Whistlers Avenue, SW11 · Wickersley Road, SW11 · Wilderness Mews, SW4 · Winders Road, SW11 · Winstanley Estate, SW11 · Winstanley Road, SW11 · Wix’s Lane, SW4 · Wixs Lane, SW4 · Wolftencroft Close, SW11 · Worfield Street, SW11 · Wycliffe Road, SW11 · Wycliffe Road, SW8 · 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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Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
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The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
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London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
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Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

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Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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