Descriptive Gazetteer Entry for NINE-ELMS

NINE-ELMS, a quondam hamlet, now a metropolitansuburb, in South Lambeth section of Lambeth parish, Surrey; on the river Thames and on the Southwestern railway, between Vauxhall bridge and Battersea bridge, 3 miles S S W of St. Paul's. It has a post-office, † designated Nine-Elms-Road, under South Lambeth, London S, a large goods station of the Southwestern railway, asteamboat pier on the Thames, and extensive works of the London gas company. An explosion of the gas-works occurred on 31 Oct. 1865, with the effect of killing 9 persons, seriously injuring 12 others, and more or less damaging all houses over a radius of more than ¼ of a mile.

(John Marius Wilson, Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales (1870-72))

Linked entities:
Feature Description: "a quondam hamlet, now a metropolitansuburb"   (ADL Feature Type: "populated places")
Administrative units: Lambeth St Mary CP/AP/Vest       Surrey AncC
Place: Nine Elms

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