Battersea on the Map
- the old Borough & Constituency
The following map has been kindly provided by Wandsworth Borough Council to illustrate on a modern map the boundaries of the former Metroplitan Borough of Battersea and the present day Parliamentary Constituency of Battersea. These boundaries are close to the old boundary of the ancient manor of Battersea and certainly reflect the old historic parish boundary of Battersea.
- the Red dashed line marks the boundary of the London Metropolitan Borough of Battersea 1900-1965.
- the Blue line marks the boundary of the Parliamentary Constituency of Battersea 2004.
Note: the attached pdf file provides an enlarged version of the map below for those who would like to see if they're lucky enough to live in Battersea! Below, we have also provided a section of the old map of the Manor of Battersea, which can be seen below the newer map.
The Manor Battersea on an old map
The similarity with the bounds of the Metropolitan Borough of Battersea can be are clearly seen, as can the two once separate commons of Battersea East Heath and Clapham Common, which are now combined as 'Clapham Common', which retains what is still known as 'Battersea Woods' from The Avenue to the Bandstand
- see a full copy of the map this section was copied from by clicking here >>