About the catalogue


The archives held by Wandsworth Heritage Service cover the present-day London Borough of Wandsworth, and the pre-1965 metropolitan boroughs of Battersea and Wandsworth. Among the collections are letters from the poet Edward Thomas, who once lived in Balham, and many records relating to the development of the borough. The collection spans over 500 years, with the earliest item dating from 1490, and the most recent from 2009.


The collections also include:

  • London Borough of Wandsworth historical records, including council minutes
  • Records of the civil parishes that historically made up the borough: Battersea, Clapham, Putney, Tooting, Streatham and Wandsworth
  • Church of England schools
  • Diaries and papers of local people
  • Title deeds
  • Records of local businesses
  • Records of local organisations, including political parties
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