Place:Wandsworth, London, England

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NameWandsworth
TypeVillage, Borough (metropolitan)
Coordinates51.45°N 0.167°W
Located inLondon, England     (1889 - 1965)
Also located inSurrey, England     ( - 1889)
See alsoWandsworth (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon borough covering the area since 1965
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Wandsworth was a metropolitan borough in southwest London from 1900 until 1965 when it was absorbed into the London Borough of Wandsworth. It is situated 4.6 miles (7.4 km) southwest of Charing Cross (a point considered to be the centre of London from which distances are measured).

The central urban part of Wandsworth is known as Wandsworth Town and it is located where the River Wandle enters the River Thames. From 1855 to 1900 Wandsworth was a local government district formed by the Metropolis Management Act 1855 and was governed by the "Wandsworth District Board of Works", which consisted of elected vestrymen. Wandsworth was in Surrey until 1889 and then was transferred to the County of London. From 1900 until 1965 it was the Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth. The London Borough of Wandsworth covers a wider area.

Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth

The borough was formed from five civil parishes: Clapham, Putney, Streatham, Tooting Graveney and Wandsworth. In 1904 these five were combined into a single civil parish called Wandsworth Borough, which was conterminous with the metropolitan borough. Before 1900 these parishes, and Battersea until 1888, had been administered by the Wandsworth District Board of Works.

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