Estate Agents in Battersea, SW11

Estate Agents in Battersea, SW11

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Battersea & Battersea Park SW11

Historically a part of Surrey, the area takes its name from the old village of Battersea, an island settlement established in the river delta of the Falconbrook; a river that rises in Tooting Bec Common and flows underground through south London to the River Thames. The site of the original settlement is marked by St. Mary's Church by Battersea 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.

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.

Nearest Train Station & Tube: Clapham Junction (British Rail) Queenstown Road (British Rail), Battersea Park (British Rail) Wandsworth Road (Southern Trains)
London Bus Routes: 35, 37, 39, 49, 77, 87, 137, 156, 170, 219, 295, 319, 337, 344, 345, C3, G1 and night route N19, N31, N35, N87. There is also a taxi rank beside the station.
Borough: Wandsworth
Local Schools: Belleville Primary School, Honeywell Junior School, Wix Primary School/lycee Charles de Gaulle, Eaton House, Thomas's, Northcote Lodge School.
Post codes: SW11, SW8 


Clapham & Clapham South

Clapham is best known for its vast green space Clapham Common, its vibrant high street and the village-like atmosphere of its historic Old Town.

Clapham dates back to Anglo-Saxon times: the name is thought to derive from the Old English clopp(a) + hâm or hamm, meaning Homestead/enclosure near a hill.

In the late seventeenth century large country houses began to be built there, and throughout the 18th and early nineteenth century it was favoured by the wealthier merchant classes of the City of London, who built many large and gracious houses and villas around Clapham Common and in the Old Town. Samuel Pepys spent the last two years of his life in Clapham, living with his friend, protégé at the Admiralty and former servant William Hewer, until his death in 1703.

After the coming of the railways, Clapham developed as a suburb for commuters into central London, and by 1900 it had fallen from favour with the upper classes. Many of their grand houses had been demolished by the middle of the twentieth century, though a number remain around the Common and in the Old Town, as do a substantial number of fine late eighteenth and early nineteenth century houses.

Nowadays Clapham is best known for its vast green space Clapham Common, its vibrant high street and the village-like atmosphere of its historic Old Town. It has a large number of popular restaurants, bars, cafes and leisure facilities, and as a result it is now regarded as a fashionable and desirable place to live for the British middle classes and is within easy commuting distance of the city centre.

Nearest Train Station & Tube: Clapham South, Clapham Common and Clapham North (Northern Line Tube) Clapham High Street (Southern Trains)
London Bus Routes: 50, 155, 249, 355, G1 and night route N155
Borough: Lambeth
Local Schools: Broomwood Hall, Parkgate House School, Allen Edwards Primary School, Chesnut Grove School,
Post codes: SW4, SW2SW9, SW12 


Wandsworth & Wandsworth Town SW18

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. To distinguish it from the London Borough of Wandsworth, and historically from the Wandsworth District of the Metropolis and the Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth, which all covered larger areas, it is also known as Wandsworth Town.
 
It was held partly by William, son of Ansculf and partly by St Wandrille's Abbey. Its domesday assets were 12 hides, with 5½ ploughs and 22 acres (89,000 m2) of meadow. It rendered £9.

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.

Between the town centre and the river lies the site of Young & Co's Ram Brewery, in the heart of Wandsworth. Traditional draught beer was produced on the site from 1581, which made the Ram Brewery the oldest site in Britain on which beer had been brewed continuously.[citation needed] Until late in 2006, shire horse-drawn brewery drays were still used to deliver beer to local pubs. However, beer production was stopped in September 2006 when Young & Co merged their brewing operations with Charles Wells of Bedford and a new use for the site is being discussed. Young & Co however still have their Headquarters in Wandsworth.

Nearest Train Station & Tube: Wandworth Town and Wandsworth Common (British Rail) 
London Bus Routes: 28, 37, 39, 44, 87, 156, 170, 220, 270, 337, 485 and night routes N28, N44, N87.
Borough: Wandsworth
Local Schools: Emmanuel School, Finton House School, Hornsby House School
Post codes: SW18, SW17


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