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Wandsworth

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2013
Wandsworth takes its name from the River Wandle, which enters the Thames at Wandsworth.

Wandsworth appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Wandesorde and Wendelesorde. This means 'enclosure of (a man named) Waendel', whose name is also lent to the River Wandle.

Since at least the early 16th century, Wandsworth has offered accommodation to consecutive waves of immigration, from Protestant Dutch metalworkers fleeing persecution in the 1590s to recent Eastern European members of the European Union.

The heart of Wandsworth, between the town centre and the river, is the site of Young & Co's Ram Brewery. Traditional draught beer was produced on the site for 425 years starting from 1581, which made the Ram Brewery the oldest site in Britain at which beer had been brewed continuously. Shire horse-drawn brewery drays were still used to deliver beer to local pubs. However, brewing stopped in September 2006 when Young & Co merged its operations with Charles Wells of Bedford.

Wandsworth gas works was built in 1834 beside the River Thames near Wandsworth Bridge. The undertaking became the Wandsworth and Putney Gaslight and Coke Company in 1854 and was incorporated by Act of Parliament in 1856. Coal for making coal gas was brought by sea from North East England and unloaded on the Thames beside the gasworks. The undertaking grew by a series of mergers and takeovers so that by 1936 it served a considerable area of south-west London.

The River Front is a former wharf area, and now a long river walk towards Battersea Village and the West End. It is now lined with new apartment blocks, with several bars and restaurants.

Wandsworth Common is set back from the river, at the top of East Hill, containing an area known locally as 'the Toast Rack' that has some of the most expensive townhouses in London.

The Tonsleys/Old York Road is a residential area of old Wandsworth close to the river and town centre, so called because many of the street names have the word Tonsley included. It has a village feel with the Old York Road's cafes and shops at its heart. Houses in this area, although small, are desired because they retain their Victorian character and are in close proximity to Wandsworth Town railway station. The houses are very popular with city workers, lawyers, advertising executives and other professionals.
East Hill is an area of large Victorian houses bordered by the west side of Wandsworth Common.

Wandsworth High Street is a rather traffic-choked street, dominated by the recently regenerated Southside shopping centre, cinema and restaurant complex (formerly called the Arndale Centre). Behind the shopping centre, and following the River Wandle upstream towards Earlsfield and further south to Wimbledon, is King George's Park.


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Church Row, 1-6, Wandsworth Plain, London SW18

Church Row, 1-6, Wandsworth Plain, London SW18
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THE STREETS OF WANDSWORTH
All Saints Passage, SW18 All Saints Passage is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Allfarthing Lane, SW18 Allfarthing Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Alma Road, SW18 Alma Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Amerland Road, SW18 Amerland Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Argento Tower, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Argento Tower, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Arndale Walk, SW18 Arndale Walk is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Bartholomew Close, SW18 Bartholomew Close is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Berisford Mews, SW18 Berisford Mews is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Bridge Park, SW18 Bridge Park is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Copperlights, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Cromford Road, SW18 Cromford Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Daphne Street, SW18 Daphne Street is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Eastfields Avenue, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Eastreet Hill, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Garret Lane, SW18 Garret Lane is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Garrett Lane, SW18 Garratt Lane connects Wandsworth High Street to Tooting Broadway and is approximately 4 kilometres long.
Garrick Close, SW11 Garrick Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Gressenhall Road, SW18 Gressenhall Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Harbut Road, SW11 Harbut Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Hardwicks Square, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Haydon Way, SW11 Haydon Way is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Jephtha Road, SW18 Jephtha Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Jeypore Road, SW18 Jeypore Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Lebanon Gardens, SW18 Lebanon Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Lebanon Road, SW18 Lebanon Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Marcus Street, SW18 This is a street in the SW18 postcode area
Melody Road, SW18 Melody Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Neville Gill Close, SW18 Neville Gill Close is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Nevinson Close, SW11 Nevinson Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Newton’s Yard, SW18 Newton’s Yard is a road in the SW18 postcode area
North Side Wandsworth Common, SW18 North Side Wandsworth Common is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Northfields Prospect Business Centre, SW18 Northfields Prospect Business Centre is in the SW18 postal area.
Northfields Prospect, SW18 Northfields Prospect is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Northfields, SW18 Northfields takes it name as being the North Field of the ancient manor of Dunsford.
Osiers Road, SW18 Osiers Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Pembridge Place, SW15 A street within the SW15 postcode
Pentland Street, SW18 Pentland Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Point Pleasant, SW18 Point Pleasant is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Ram Street, SW18 Ram Street is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Red Lion Square, SW18 Red Lion Square is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Ringford Road, SW18 Ringford Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Rochelle Close, SW11 Rochelle Close is a road in the SW11 postcode area
Santos Road, SW18 Santos Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Seymour Road, SW18 Seymour Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Sispara Gardens, SW18 Sispara Gardens is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Southfields Mews, SW18 Southfields Mews is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Southfields Road, SW18 Southfields Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Southside Shopping Centre, SW18 Southside Shopping Centre is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Spencer Road, SW18 Spencer Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
St Anns Crescent, SW18 St Anns Crescent is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
St Anns Cresent, SW18 St Anns Cresent is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
St Anns Hill, SW18 St Anns Hill is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Strathan Close, SW18 Strathan Close is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Swanage Road, SW18 Swanage Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
The Causeway, SW18 The Causeway is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
The Light Bulb, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
The Parade, SW11 The Parade is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Town Hall, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Trefoil Road, SW18 Trefoil Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area
Vardens Road, SW11 Vardens Road is one of the streets of London in the SW11 postal area.
Westover Road, SW18 Westover Road is one of the streets of London in the SW18 postal area.
Westreet Hill, SW18 A street within the SW18 postcode
Windmill Road, SW18 Windmill Road is a road in the SW18 postcode area


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