Battersea Square, SW11

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Battersea Square, SW11

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Battersea Square is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.




NEARBY LOCATIONS OF NOTE
Chelsea Farm Chelsea Farm was established on the northern banks of the Thames on land previously open to common pasturage after the annual harvest.
Lots Road Power Station Lots Road Power Station was a coal (and later oil-fired then gas-fired) power station, which supplied electricity to the London Underground system.

NEARBY STREETS
Althorpe Mews, SW11 Althorpe Mews is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Archer House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Balfern Street, SW11 Balfern Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Battersea Bridge Road, SW11 The laying out of Battersea Bridge Road took place in several phases between the 1770s and 1850s.
Battersea Church Road, SW11 Battersea Church Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Battersea High Street, SW11 Battersea High Street is anything but the high street of Battersea.
Blomfield Court, SW11 Blomfield Court is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Body Logic/190 Battersea Park Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Bolingbroke Walk, SW11 Bolingbroke Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Bullen Street, SW11 Bullen Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Chelsea Harbour Design Centre, SW10 Chelsea Harbour Design Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Chelsea Harbour Drive, SW10 Chelsea Harbour Drive is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Chelsea Harbour, SW10 Chelsea Harbour is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Condray Place, SW11 Condray Place is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Cotswold Mews, SW11 Cotswold Mews is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Crombie Mews, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Eaton House, SW11 Eaton House is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Edna Street, SW11 Edna Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Ethelburga Street, SW11 Ethelburga Street was named after Saint Æthelburh (Ethelburga), founder and first Abbess of Barking.
Granfield Street, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Groveside Court, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Gwynne Road, SW11 Gwynne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Harbour Avenue, SW10 Harbour Avenue is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Harbour Avenue, SW6 Harbour Avenue is a road in the SW6 postcode area
Harbour Yard, SW10 Harbour Yard is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Heliport Industrial Estate, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Henning Street, SW11 Henning Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Henty Close, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Home Road, SW11 Home Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Howie Street, SW11 Howie Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Hyde Lane, SW11 Hyde Lane is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Imperial Wharf, SW6 Imperial Wharf is one of the streets of London in the SW6 postal area.
Inworth Street, SW11 Inworth Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Inworth Walk, N1 A street within the SW11 postcode
Juer Street, SW11 Juer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Kingswater Place, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Lombard Road, SW11 Lombard Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Lombaroad Road, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Lots Road, SW10 Lots Road, older than the surrounding streets, was once Pooles Lane which was a track leading to Chelsea Farm.
Mckiernan Court, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Octavia Street, SW11 Octavia Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Old School House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Orbel Street, SW11 Orbel Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Orville Road, SW11 Orville Road is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Oyster Wharf, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Park South, SW11 Park South is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Parkgate Road, SW11 Parkgate Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Parkham Street, SW11 Parkham Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Randall Close, SW11 Randall Close is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Restoration Square, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Searles Close, SW11 Searles Close is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Shuttleworth Road, SW11 Shuttleworth Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Simpson Street, SW11 Simpson Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Stanmer Street, SW11 Stanmer Street is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Sunbury Lane, SW11 Sunbury Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Surrey Lane Estate, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Surrey Lane, SW11 Surrey Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Thames Avenue, SW10 Thames Avenue is a road in the SW10 postcode area
Thames Towpath, SW10 Thames Towpath is a road in the SW10 postcode area
The Boulevard, SW10 The Boulevard is a road in the SW10 postcode area
The Boulevard, SW6 The Boulevard is a road in the SW6 postcode area
The Chambers, SW10 The Chambers is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
The Lanterns, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
The Parkgate Road, SW11 The Parkgate Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
The Quad, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Thorney Crescent, SW11 Thorney Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Trott Street, SW11 Trott Street connects Battersea High Street with Shuttleworth Road.
Upcerne Road, SW10 Upcerne Road is one of the streets of London in the SW10 postal area.
Ursula Street, SW11 Ursula Street is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Valiant House, SW11 Residential block
Vicarage Cres, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Vicarage Crescent, SW11 Vicarage Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Vicarage Walk, SW11 Vicarage Walk is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Waterfront House, SW11 A street within the SW11 postcode
Westbridge Road, SW11 Westbridge Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Whistlers Avenue, SW11 Whistlers Avenue is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Winders Road, SW11 Winders Road runs from Shuttleworth Road to Battersea Park Road.


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.


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