Waterloo  Surrey


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Waterloo like this:

WATERLOO ROAD (First and Second), two sub-districts in Lambeth district, Surrey; on the river Thames, 1 miles SW by W of St. Paul's, London. The First comprises the part of the original chapelry of W.-St. John lying eastward of W.-road; and the Second, the part between W.-road and Westminster-Bridge-road. ...

Acres of the First, 91; of which 23 are water. Pop. in 1851, 14,088; in 1861, 15,269. Houses, 1,736. Acres of the Second, 142; of which 43 are water. Pop. in 1851, 18,348; in 1861, 18,640. Houses, 2,179. W.-road proper is a line of street-thoroughfare from the Thames, at right angles with it, south-south-eastward to the Borough-road. W.-bridge spans the Thames on a line with W.-road; was built in 1811-7, at a cost of more than £1,000,000; has a level road way 1,326 feet long, with elegant granite balustrades; comprises 9 elliptical arches each 120 feet in span; and is approached, on the Surrey side, by an artificial inclined plane upon 40 arches,-on the Middlesex side, by an artificial road on 16 arches. W. station, or the terminus of the South-western railway, is on the W side of W.-road, near the bridge; and has been noticed in our article on London. W. and Whitehall railway is a railway on the pneumatic principle, ¾ mile long, from W. station to Charing-Cross; and was authorized in 1865.

Waterloo through time

Waterloo is now part of Lambeth district. Click here for graphs and data of how Lambeth has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Waterloo itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Waterloo, in Lambeth and Surrey | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 08th February 2023

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