Wandsworth, England

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Wandsworth is a settlement in England

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Location and coordinates are for the approximate centre of Wandsworth within this administrative area. Geographic features and populated places may cross administrative borders.

Wandsworth in historic gazetteers

Gazetteer of the British Isles (Edinburgh: Bartholomew, 1887). John Bartholomew

Wandsworth, parl. bor. and par., Surrey, on river Wandle, at its influx into the Thames, 5 miles SW. of Waterloo Station, London, by rail - par., 2433 ac., pop. 28,004; bor. (including also the pars. of Tooting-Graveney, Streatham, and Putney), 8148 ac., pop. 68,792. Wandsworth is mentioned in Domesday Book, and became a seat of several important manufactures introduced by refugee Frenchmen after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes; the present industries include oil-mills, dye-works, paper-works, calico printing, hat making, corn mills, brewing, vinegar making, &c. There are 3 ry. stations - Wandsworth, Wandsworth Common, and Wandsworth Road. The Surrey County Lunatic Asylum, the Royal Hospital for Incurables, and the Boys' Home Reformatory, are here. Wandsworth returns 1 member to Parliament; it was made a parl. bor. in 1885.

Wandsworth in the Domesday Book

A village in Brixton hundred, in the county of Surrey.

Two manors recorded in Domesday.

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