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Battersea
Ordnance Survey
OS grid reference: Maps for TQ285765
Administration
London borough: Wandsworth
County level: Greater London
Region: London
Nation: England
Other
Ceremonial county: Greater London
Historic county: Surrey
Services
Police force: Metropolitan Police
Fire brigade: London Fire Brigade
Ambulance service: London Ambulance
Media
ITV franchise: ITV London
BBC region: BBC London
BBC Local Radio: BBC London 94.9
Post office and telephone
Post town: LONDON
Postal district: SW11
Dialling code: 020
Politics
UK Parliament: Battersea
London Assembly: Merton and Wandsworth
European Parliament: London
London

Battersea is a place in the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is an inner-city district located 3 miles (4.8 km) south west of Charing Cross. The British national grid reference system is a system of geographic grid references commonly used in Great Britain, different from using latitude or longitude. ... The administrative area of Greater London contains 32 London Boroughs, of which 12 (plus the City of London) make up Inner London and 20 Outer London. ... The London Borough of Wandsworth is a London borough in southwest London. ... Metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties are a level of subnational division of England used for the purposes of local government. ... For more coverage on London, visit the London Portal. ... The region (also known as Government Office region) is currently the highest tier of local government subnational entity in England. ... For more coverage on London, visit the London Portal. ... Home Nations is a term used to refer to the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom - England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland - collectively, but also as separate entities, distinct from the United Kingdom as a whole. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Official language English de facto Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK... The Ceremonial counties of England are areas of England that are appointed a Lord-Lieutenant, and are defined by the government with reference to the metropolitan and non-metropolitan counties of England. ... For more coverage on London, visit the London Portal. ... The traditional counties of England are historic subdivisions of the country into around 40 regions. ... Surrey is a county in southern England, part of the South East England region and one of the Home Counties. ... There are a number of police forces in the United Kingdom. ... The Standard of the Metropolitan Police The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) (commonly referred to by its former official name of the Metropolitan Police, or colloquially as The Met; often referred to in legislation as the Police of the Metropolis) is the Home Office (territorial) police force responsible for Greater London... Fire brigades in the United Kingdom are organised on a territorial basis. ... The London Fire Brigade (LFB) provides fire fighting and rescue services in London, UK. It is the third largest fire department in the world with nearly 7000 staff. ... This is a list of ambulance services in England : ... The London Ambulance Service (LAS) is the largest ambulance service in the world that does not directly charge its patients for its services. ... ITV1 is a terrestrial, free-to-air television channel broadcast in the United Kingdom by the ITV network. ... ITV London is the brand name used by ITV plc in London. ... Corporate logo of the British Broadcasting Corporation. ... The BBC London logo used from December 2005 The BBC London logo as seen at the end of its title sequence Emily Maitlis presenting a BBC London bulletin BBC London is the brand for the BBCs tri-media radio, television and online service for London and the South... BBC Local Radio is the BBCs regional radio service for England and the Channel Islands, consisting of 40 stations. ... BBC London 94. ... A post town is a required part of all UK postal addresses. ... UK and Australian postal codes are known as postcodes. ... SW11 is the postcode for Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth The post town for this postcode is LONDON. Categories: London postal districts | London geography stubs | Wandsworth ... The UK telephone numbering plan, also known as the National Numbering Plan, is regulated by the Office of Communications (Ofcom), which replaced the Office of Telecommunications (Oftel) in 2003. ... To see the list in alphabetical order see the categories UK Parliamentary constituencies and UK Parliamentary constituencies (historic). ... Battersea is a constituency located in Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... Greater London is divided into a number of constituencies for London Assembly elections. ... Greater London is divided into a number of constituencies for London Assembly elections. ... The European Parliament is the parliamentary body of the European Union (EU), directly elected by EU citizens once every five years. ... London is a constituency of the European Parliament. ... Image File history File links Summary Remade LCC/GLC crest. ... The London Borough of Wandsworth is a London borough in southwest London. ... The Victorian Eleanor Cross at Charing Cross The name Charing Cross, now given to a district of central London in the City of Westminster, comes from the original hamlet of Charing, where King Edward I placed a memorial to his wife, Eleanor of Castile. ...

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Geography

Battersea is an area of London lying on the south bank of the River Thames. Vaguely triangular in shape, its northern boundary is the Thames, as it runs first north-east, and then east, before turning north again to pass Westminster. Its north eastern corner is one mile (1.6 km) due south of the Palace of Westminster; the north western corner is demarcated by Wandsworth Bridge and Battersea tapers south to a point roughly three miles (5 km) from the north eastern corner and two miles (3 km) from the north west. The Thames (pronounced //) is a river flowing through southern England and connecting London with the sea. ... The City of Westminster is a London borough and a city in its own right, situated to the west of the City of London and north of the River Thames. ... The Palace of Westminster, known also as the Houses of Parliament, is where the two Houses of the Parliament of the United Kingdom (the House of Lords and the House of Commons) conduct their sittings. ... Wandsworth Bridge crosses the River Thames in a North-West to South-East direction. ...


Places of note

Within the bounds of modern Battersea are (from east to west):

Battersea Power Station viewed from the north bank of the River Thames at Pimlico Battersea Power Station, completed in 1939, was the first in a series of very large (for the era) coal-fired electrical generating facilities set up in England as part of the National Grid power distribution system... Sir Giles Gilbert Scott (November 9, 1880—February 8, 1960) was an English architect known for his work on such buildings as Liverpool Cathedral and Battersea Power Station. ... Pink Floyd (formed in 1965 in Cambridge, England) is a British rock band, noted for their progressive compositions, thoughtful lyrics, sonic experimentation, cover art and elaborate live shows. ... Battersea Dogs and Cats Home is a long-established and charitable home for cats and dogs in the Battersea area of London. ... Holloway is an area in North London in the London Borough of Islington and follows the line of the A1 road. ... Nine Elms is a district of London, situated in the far north-eastern corner of the London Borough of Wandsworth between Battersea and Vauxhall. ... New Covent Garden Market is a wholesale fruit, vegetable and flower market located in the Nine Elms area of Vauxhall, South West London. ... Covent Garden is a district in central London and within the easterly bounds of the City of Westminster. ... Nine Elms is a district of London, situated in the far north-eastern corner of the London Borough of Wandsworth between Battersea and Vauxhall. ... Battersea Park peace pagoda The bandstand in Battersea Park The cover of Petula Clarks 2001 box set, Meet me in Battersea Park Battersea Park is a 200 acre (0. ... Sir James Pennethorne (June 4, 1801 – 1871) was a notable 19th century English architect and planner, particularly associated with buildings and parks in central London. ... Free monkeys islands at the São Paulo Zoo Panda enclosure at Chiang Mai Zoo Visitors feeding and petting tamed marmots at the Parc Animalier des Pyrenées Aquarium with a dolphin at the Barcelona Zoo Sea lions at the Melbourne Zoo For other uses of the term Zoo... The Peace Pagoda in Japantown, San Francisco is located between Post and Geary Streets at Buchanan. ... This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... A Sikorsky S-76A landing on London Heliports helipad jetty on the River Thames, Battersea Railway Bridge in the background Helicoptors parked with rotors turning, at the London Heliport The London Heliport at Battersea, London is the capitals main and busiest heliport. ... Clapham Junction is a railway station located in Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... World map showing Europe Europe is conventionally considered one of the seven continents which, in this case, is more a cultural and political distinction than a physiogeographic one. ... The Royal Academy of Dance (RAD) was established in 1920 by a group of professional dance artists brought together by Philip Richardson, editor of the Dancing Times and including: Adeline Genée - Denmark Tamara Karsavina - Russia Lucia Cormani - Italy Edouard Espinosa - France Phyllis Bedells - England Representing the principal dance training... Benedict Arnold For other people of the same name, see Benedict Arnold (disambiguation). ... William Blake (1807) William Blake (November 28, 1757 – August 12, 1827) was an English poet, painter and printmaker. ... William Curtis (January 11, 1746 - 1799) was an English botanist who was born at Alton. ... J. M. W. Turner, English landscape painter Joseph Mallord William Turner (born in Covent Garden, London on April 23, 1775 (exact date disputed), died December 19, 1851) was an English Romantic landscape artist, whose style can be said to lay the foundations for Impressionism. ...

History

The area takes its name from the old village of Battersea, a island settlement on the Thames marked now, especially, by St Mary's Church. William Blake was married, and Benedict Arnold and his wife and daughter are buried in the crypt of the church. Battersea is mentioned in Anglo-Saxon time as 'Badric's Isle' and later 'Patrisey'. As with many former Thames island settlements, Battersea was reclaimed by the expedient of draining marshland and building culverts for streams. Gabriel delivering the Annunciation to Mary. ... A church building (or simply church) is a building used in Christian worship. ... William Blake (1807) William Blake (November 28, 1757 – August 12, 1827) was an English poet, painter and printmaker. ... Benedict Arnold For other people of the same name, see Benedict Arnold (disambiguation). ... Crypt is also a commonly used name of water trumpets, aquatic plants. ...


Industry

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 (nowadays denoted by the road of the same name) or pig breeding on Pig Hill (later the site of the Shaftesbury Park Estate). Villages in the wider area - Battersea, Tooting, Wandsworth, 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. The Industrial Revolution was the major technological, socioeconomic and cultural change in the late 18th and early 19th century resulting from the replacement of an economy based on manual labour to one dominated by industry and machine manufacture. ... For London as a whole, see the main article London. ... Species About 25-30, including: Lavandula angustifolia Lavandula canariensis Lavandula dentata Lavandula lanata Lavandula latifolia Lavandula multifida Lavandula pinnata Lavandula stoechas Lavandula viridis The lavenders Lavandula are a genus of about 25-30 species of flowering plants in the mint family, Lamiaceae, native from the Mediterranean region south to tropical...


Industry in the area was concentrated to the north west just outside the Battersea-Wandsworth boundary, at the confluence of the River Thames, and the River Wandle which gave rise to the village of Wandsworth. This was settled from the 16th century by protestant craftsmen - Huguenots - fleeing religious persecution in Europe, who established a range of industries such as mills, breweries and dying, bleaching and calico printing. 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; Putney Bridge, a mile (1.6 km) to the west, was built in 1729, and Battersea Bridge in the centre of the north boundary in 1771. Inland from the river, the rural agricultural community persisted. Carshalton Pond The River Wandle is a river in England about 9 miles (14 km) long. ... Wandsworth is a place by the River Thames in south London. ... (15th century - 16th century - 17th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 16th century was that century which lasted from 1501 to 1600. ... In the 16th and 17th centuries, the name of Huguenots came to apply to members of the Protestant Reformed Church of France, or historically as the French Calvinists. ... A Calico can refer to: Calico (fabric) A cheap fabric Calico (fish) A domesticated Goldfish A domestic cat. ... The Industrial Revolution was the major technological, socioeconomic and cultural change in the late 18th and early 19th century resulting from the replacement of an economy based on manual labour to one dominated by industry and machine manufacture. ... Putney Bridge Putney Bridge is a bridge crossing of the River Thames in west London, linking Putney on the south side with Fulham to the north. ... Battersea Bridge is a road bridge crossing of the River Thames in south-west London, linking Battersea south of the river with Chelsea to the north. ...


Along the Thames, a number of large and, in their field, pre-eminent firms grew; notably the Morgan Crucible Company, which survives to this day and is listed on the London Stock Exchange; Price's Candles, which also made cycle lamp oil; and Orlando Jones' Starch Factory. The 1774 Ordnance Survey map of the area shows the following factories, in order, from the site of the as yet unbuilt Wandsworth Bridge to Battersea Park: Starch manufacturer; Silk manufacturer; (St. John's College); (St. Mary's Church); Malt house; Corn mill; Oil and grease works (Prices Candles); Chemical works; Plumbago Crucible works (later the Morgan Crucible Company); Chemical works; Saltpetre works; Foundry. Between these were numerous wharfs for shipping. The Source by Greyworld, in the new LSE building Paternoster Square. ...


In 1929, construction started on Battersea Power Station, being completed in 1939. From the late 18th century to comparatively recent times, Battersea, and certainly north Battersea, was established as an industrial area, with all of the issues associated with pollution and poor housing affecting it.-1... Battersea Power Station viewed from the north bank of the River Thames at Pimlico Battersea Power Station, completed in 1939, was the first in a series of very large (for the era) coal-fired electrical generating facilities set up in England as part of the National Grid power distribution system... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Environmental Pollution is the release of harmful environmental contaminants, or the substances so released. ...


Industry declined and moved away from the area in the 1970s, and local government sought to address chronic post-war housing problems with large scale clearances and the establishment of planned housing. More recently, some decades after the end of large scale local industry, residential overspill from fashionable Chelsea, the borough across the Thames to the north, has changed the character of Battersea. Factories have been demolished and replaced with apartment buildings. Many of the council owned properties have been sold off. Many traditional working men's pubs have become more fashionable bistros. Chelsea is a district of London, loosely defined by the area around the Kings Road, beginning at Sloane Square at one end, and the Worlds End public house at the other, the River Thames and the Victorian artists district to the south, and some parts between the King...


Railway age

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. The effect was precipitate: a population of 6,000 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, slum housing for workers, especially north of the main east-west railway, and gradually more genteel residential terraced housing further south. Nine Elms is a district of London, situated in the far north-eastern corner of the London Borough of Wandsworth between Battersea and Vauxhall. ...


The railway station encouraged the government to site its buildings - the town hall, library, police station, court and post office - at what became known as Clapham Junction; the Arding and Hobbs department store, diagonally opposite the station, was the largest of its type at the time of its construction in 1885; and the area was served by a vast music hall - The Grand - opposite the station and nowadays serving as a nightclub and venue for smaller bands.


Politics

Arms granted to the metropolitan borough in 1955
Arms granted to the metropolitan borough in 1955

The tradition of local government in the United Kingdom was based on the Parish. Population growth in the 18th century demanded new arrangements, and the Metropolitan Borough of Battersea was created in 1899, with the boundaries described above. It was in 1965 combined with the neighbouring Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth to form the London Borough of Wandsworth. The former Battersea Town Hall, opened in 1893, is now the Battersea Arts Centre. Arms of Battersea This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Arms of Battersea This image depicts a seal, an emblem, a coat of arms or a crest. ... Local governments are administrative offices of an area smaller than a state. ... A parish is a type of administrative subdivision. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Categories: Stub | London Government ... The Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth was a metropolitan borough under the London County Council, from 1899 to 1965. ... The London Borough of Wandsworth is a London borough in southwest London. ... 1893 was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... The Battersea Arts Centre (often abbreviated to BAC) is a performance space near Clapham Junction in Battersea London which specialises in music and theatre productions. ...


In the period from 1880 onwards, Battersea was known as a centre of radical politics in the United Kingdom. John Burns founded a branch of the Social Democratic Federation, Britain's first organised socialist political party, in the borough and after the turmoil of dock strikes affecting the populice of north Battersea, was elected to represent the borough in the newly formed London County Council. In 1892, he expanded his role, being elected to Parliament for Battersea North as one of the first Independent Labour Party member of Parliament. 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... John Burns (20 October 1858-24 January 1943) was a prominent English trade unionist, anti-racist, socialist and politician of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly associated with London politics. ... This article is about the British political party. ... The color red and particularly the red flag are traditional symbols of Socialism. ... A political party is an organization that seeks to attain political power within a government, usually by participating in electoral campaigns. ... London County Council emblem is still seen today on buildings, especially housing, from that era London County Council (LCC) was the principal local government body for the County of London from 1889 until 1965, when it was replaced by the Greater London Council. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... The Independent Labour Party (ILP) was a former political party in the United Kingdom. ... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters of an electoral district to a parliament; in the Westminster system, specifically to the lower house. ...


Battersea's radical reputation gave rise to the Brown Dog affair, when in 1904 the National Anti-Vivisection Society sought permission to erect a drinking fountain celebrating the life of a dog killed by vivisection. The fountain, forming a plinth for the statue of a brown dog, was installed near in the Latchmere Recreational Grounds, became a cause célèbre, fought over in riots and battles between medical students and the local populace until its removal in 1910. The Brown Dog affair was a controversy and cause célèbre for a brief period in Edwardian England, from 1903 to 1910, and revolving around vivisection and a statue erected in memory of a dog killed in the cause of medical research. ... 1904 (MCMIV) is a leap year starting on a Friday (link will take you to calendar). ...


The borough elected the first black mayor in 1913 when John Archer took office, and in 1922 elected the Bombay-born Communist party member Shapurji Saklatvala as MP for Battersea. 1913 (MCMXIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... John Richard Archer (8 June 1863—July, 1932) was a British race and political activist. ... This article or section should be merged with Mumbai Mumbai (previously known as Bombay) is the worlds most populous conurbation, and is the sixth most populous agglomeration in the world. ... In modern usage, a communist party is a political party which promotes communism, a sociopolitical philosophy based on the particular interpretation of Marxism put forth by Vladimir Lenin. ... Shapurji Saklatvala, Commons portrait, 1922 The Right Honourable Shapurji Saklatvala (March 28, 1874 - January 16, 1936) was a British politician and Member of Parliament for the Communist Party of Great Britain. ...


The Member of Parliament for the Battersea constituency since 1997 has been Labour's Martin Linton. Battersea is a constituency located in Battersea in the London Borough of Wandsworth. ... John Martin Linton known as Martin Linton (born 11 August 1944, Stockholm, Sweden) is a British politician, and has been Labour Member of Parliament for Battersea since 1997, having been reelected in 2001 and again (albeit narrowly) in 2005. ...


Nearby places

For the village in Bedfordshire, see Clapham, Bedfordshire. ... Wandsworth is a place by the River Thames in south London. ... Vauxhall is an inner city area of south London in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... Chelsea is a district of London, loosely defined by the area around the Kings Road, beginning at Sloane Square at one end, and the Worlds End public house at the other, the River Thames and the Victorian artists district to the south, and some parts between the King... Stockwell is an inner city area in the London Borough of Lambeth. ... Earlsfield is an area within the London Borough of Wandsworth, London, United Kingdom. ...

Railway stations

    Categories: UK geography stubs | London railway stations | British railway stations ... The acute end of the railway junction at Clapham Junction, facing east. ... Queenstown Road is a railway station in Battersea, South London, between Vauxhall and Clapham Junction. ... Wandsworth Road station is on the inner South London Line from London Victoria to London Bridge. ...

Further reading

  • Patrick Loobey, Battersea Past. Historical Publications Ltd., 2002. ISBN 0948667761
  • Peter Mason, The Brown Dog Affair. Two Sevens Publishing, 1997. ISBN 0952985403

External links

  • Martin Linton, MP for Battersea
  • Battersea in A short introduction to the history of the borough of Wandsworth from Wandsworth Council
  • Battersea in the Story of Wandsworth from Wandsworth Council Museum
  • Conservation Area Character Statements from Wandsworth Council, providing the history of many areas in and around Battersea
  • Excerpts from Battersea Works 1856-1956, from the Morgan Crucible Company
  • The Labour Party's Battersea website
  • The Conservative Party's Battersea website
  • The Battersea Mural


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The principal thoroughfares are Wandsworth Road and Battersea Park and York Roads from east to west, connected north and south with the Victoria or Chelsea, Albert and Battersea bridges over the Thames.
Battersea is a district mainly consisting of artisans' houses, and there are several large factories by the river.
Battersea is in the parliamentary borough of Battersea and Clapham, including the whole of the Battersea division and part of the Clapham division.
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Battersea is an area of London lying on the south bank of the River Thames.
In the period from 1880 onwards, Battersea was known as a centre of radical politics in the United Kingdom.
Battersea's radical reputation gave rise to the Brown Dog affair, when in 1904 the National Anti-Vivisection Society sought permission to erect a drinking fountain celebrating the life of a dog killed by vivisection.
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