Descriptive gazetteer entries

These other entries in our collection of descriptive gazetteers are also about Battersea. You may be able to find further references to Battersea in the descriptive gazetteers by doing a full-text search here.

Place Type of entry Source
BATTERSEA a parish Imperial
Battersea and Clapham parliamentary borough Bartholomew

This additional information from our descriptive gazetteers is for locations within the parish or parishes associated with Battersea.

Place Type of entry Source
Lavender Hill ecclesiastical district Bartholomew
Penge township and railway station Bartholomew
PENGE a village and a chapelry Imperial

Travel writing

This website includes the complete texts of books describing journeys around Britain, written between the twelfth and nineteenth centuries. Selecting one of the links below will take you to the first reference to Battersea within the selected text. This will not always be a description of a visit: travellers often mention places other than where they are, for example as a basis for comparison.

Traveller Section No. of Refs.
William Camden Berkshire, Surrey and Sussex 3
Daniel Defoe Letter 2, Part 3: Hampshire and Surrey 2
John Wesley 1765-8: Justice for Methodists; Methodist Character; Instructions to Parents 1

This website includes two large libraries, of historical travel writing and of entries from nineteenth century gazetteers describing places. We have text from these sources available for these places near your location:

Place Mentioned in Travel Writing Mentioned in Hist. Gazetteer
Chelsea 17 2
Walham Green 0 2
Parsons Green 0 2
Lavender Hill 0 1
West Brompton 0 2
South Kensington 0 1
Brompton 0 2
Earls Court 0 2
Wandsworth 2 2
Northend 0 2
Pimlico 0 2
Nine Elms 0 2
Fulham 8 2
Belgravia 0 3
Victoria 0 1
Knightsbridge 0 2
Clapham 0 2
Kensington 21 3
Tothill Fields 0 2
Putney 0 2