Print-friendly version of this page Battersea Park station was named after the nearby park.Battersea Park
Originally called the Albert Tavern, the Prince Albert
public house is a three
storey building dating from 1866-68.
It was extended in 1871 and is attributed to the architect Joseph Tanner. The building is symmetrical about the corner with four bays to Albert Bridge
Road and four to Parkgate Road
of the same architectural composition of four round headed windows to first and second floors with rendered arches linked to capitals. The ground floor is glazed red faience whilst upper floors are yellow stock brick.
It is now the oldest building on Albert Bridge
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is a 200 acre green space situated on the south bank of the River Thames opposite Chelsea.
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.
(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.