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Battersea Park station was named after the nearby park.

View from Battersea Park station's platform 4 in 1961
Credit: Ben Brooksbank
Battersea Park is a 200 acre green space situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea.

Battersea Park station named after the park, and at first called York Road, opened in 1867.

The first station to carry the name Battersea Park had been opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway as Battersea in 1860 and was located at the southern end of what is now Grosvenor Bridge.

It was named Battersea Park on 1 July 1862 but was sometimes called Battersea Park and Steamboat Pier. It closed on 1 November 1870 concurrently with the opening of Grosvenor Road station situated at the north end of Grosvenor Bridge.

The London Brighton and South Coast Railway opened a high-level line between Pouparts Junction and Battersea Pier Junction on 1 May 1867 as a means of reducing congestion at Stewarts Lane.

York Road (Battersea) station opened at this time. The station was renamed Battersea Park and York Road 1 January 1877 and Battersea Park on 1 June 1885.

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View from Battersea Park station's platform 4 in 1961
Ben Brooksbank

THE STREETS OF BATTERSEA PARK
Albert Bridge Road, SW11 Albert Bridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
All Saints Court, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Astle Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Battersea Park, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Carriage Drive East, Carriage Drive East is a road in the postcode area
Carriage Drive East, SW11 Carriage Drive East is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Carriage Drive East, SW3 Carriage Drive East is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Carriage Drive East, SW8 Carriage Drive East is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Carriage Drive North, SW11 Carriage Drive North is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Carriage Drive North, SW3 Carriage Drive North is a road in the SW3 postcode area
Carriage Drive North, SW8 Carriage Drive North is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Carriage Drive South, SW11 Carriage Drive South is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Carriage Drive West, SW11 Carriage Drive West is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Chelsea Bridge Wharf, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Chelsea Bridge, SW8 Chelsea Bridge is a road in the SW8 postcode area
Cloisters House Cloisters Business Centre, SW8 Cloisters House Cloisters Business Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Howard Building, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Kirtling Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Oswald Building, SW11 A street within the SW8 postcode
Prince Of Wales Drive, SW8 Prince Of Wales Drive is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Queens Circus, SW11 Queens Circus is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Queens Circus, SW8 Queens Circus is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Queenstown Mews, SW8 Queenstown Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Queenstown Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Queenstown Road, SW8 Queenstown Road is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.
Ravenet Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Rawson Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Sopwith Way, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Sopwith Way, SW8 Sopwith Way is one of the streets of London in the SW8 postal area.



Ann Fraser
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Post by Ann Fraser: Broughton Street, SW8

I have been doing some family research and have found 4 plus addresses family lived in from 1901 onwards, 43 Broughton Street 1901 census, Edward P Pritchard, Wife Harriet and children Helen, Frederick, Alice & Albert. Also in 1920 Edward & Harriet Pritchard also registered Alfred & Alice Mantell. 60 Broughton St 1920 Helen Harriet and Alfred De La Porte (Helen Pritchard). Also Alice Pritchard shown born 1888 in Montifore Street and later at No. 40 Broughton Street. Plus 1A Emu Road Emily & Frederick Pritchard and daughter Peggy (Margaret Helen Pritchard). Emily was there until 1977 when she died. The area was known as Park Town. I used to live in North Street, SW4 in the 1980s, now over in Wandsworth.


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Post by Gerry m lee: Stormont Road, SW4

I lived iin 6 Stormont Road Lavender Hill Battersea from 1939 to 1964. My mother was a widow. I have one brother. The rent in 1939 would have been ten shillings a week. If ant one reads this, I now live in Vancouver Canada and my e-mail address is gerry-lee@shaw.ca and I went on line to try and find out what 6 Stormont sold for when it was built. The houses Nos. 6 4 8 12 etc to the corner where Marney Road starts were in my opinion protected during the war years, by a very large spiral church next door but one to number 4 and I am no religious. I went to school from five years old to Wix?s Lane. If this is read, please send a reply, and thank you.


KC Alexander
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Post by KC Alexander: Priory Grove, SW8

Lived in a two up two down until the age of 13.
Played on the bombsites (no health and safety then)
A Coal man Mr Bells lived in the road and kept his horse in a stable across the road from where he lived.
Fibre glass factory which made large figures etc for fairgrounds was down a mews which no longer exists.
Prefabs on the bend where Doreen, a friend of my mums lived with her two daughters.
Alan and Alex who?s mum and dad were also friends of my parents lived near the priory pub. the pub is now residential flats.
Alex was another boy who lived just a couple of doors along from me as was Colin.
The house was knocked down in 1964 and the site is now an adventure playground.
The only thing left I recognise is my old sycamore tree which grew in my garden which I could often be found climbing.

Never fell out of it !

Allen Waters
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Post by Allen Waters: Lansdowne Gardens, SW8

I used to live at no. 27 from 1950-1961. My family had the large room on the ground floor a bedroom on the 2nd floor and a room in the attic. There were several other families who came and went over the years, as well as landlords. We had a landlord for a time called ?Gethin?. I used to play with my friends in the road as there were few cars then. We used to use the lamppost next to house as a cricket wicket and it?s still there. I can remember swings in the green and a parkeeper there with a coal brazier in the winter. I was a choirboy at St Barnaby?s, I remember a bagwash near the church when the houses were demolished to build the estate. There used to be a row of shops and I particularly remember one called ?gallies? a sweet shop where you could get a penny drink and they put gas in it for you. Schools I went to were Priory Grove, then Al

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Post by Pauline jones: Bessborough Place, SW1V

I grew up in bessborough place at the back of our house and Grosvenor road and bessborough gardens was a fantastic playground called trinity mews it had a paddling pool sandpit football area and various things to climb on, such as a train , slide also as Wendy house. There were plants surrounding this wonderful play area, two playground attendants ,also a shelter for when it rained. The children were constantly told off by the playground keepers for touching the plants or kicking the ball out of the permitted area, there was hopscotch as well, all these play items were brick apart from the slide. Pollock was the centre of my universe and I felt sorry and still do for anyone not being born there. To this day I miss it and constantly look for images of the streets around there, my sister and me often go back to take a clumped of our beloved L

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VIEW THE BATTERSEA PARK AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE BATTERSEA PARK AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE BATTERSEA PARK AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE BATTERSEA PARK AREA IN THE 1860s
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VIEW THE BATTERSEA PARK AREA IN THE 1900s
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Battersea Park

Battersea Park station was named after the nearby park.

Battersea Park is a 200 acre green space situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea.

Battersea Park station named after the park, and at first called York Road, opened in 1867.

The first station to carry the name Battersea Park had been opened by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway as Battersea in 1860 and was located at the southern end of what is now Grosvenor Bridge.

It was named Battersea Park on 1 July 1862 but was sometimes called Battersea Park and Steamboat Pier. It closed on 1 November 1870 concurrently with the opening of Grosvenor Road station situated at the north end of Grosvenor Bridge.

The London Brighton and South Coast Railway opened a high-level line between Pouparts Junction and Battersea Pier Junction on 1 May 1867 as a means of reducing congestion at Stewarts Lane.

York Road (Battersea) station opened at this time. The station was renamed Battersea Park and York Road 1 January 1877 and Battersea Park on 1 June 1885.
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