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London Borough of Wandsworth

Principal Public Libraries with family history resources
Research services
Registrar General's Index
Census records
Electoral registers
Poll books
International Genealogical Index
Unpublished indexes
Parish registers
Published transcripts
Other materials
Guides to collections
Record Office address
Other information

Library Services URL: http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/libraries/
Chapman County Codes (BS 6879): LND, SRY

2. Principal Libraries with Family History resources

Local History Department (W.L.H.D.)
Battersea Library
265 Lavender Hill
SW11 1JB
Tel: 020 8871 7467
Fax: (Ref. Dept) 020 7978 4376

Opening hours:

Monday: closed
Tuesday: 1000-1300, 1400-2000
Wednesday: 1000-1300, 1400-2000
Thursday: closed
Friday: 1000-1300, 1400-1700
Saturday: 0900-1300
Appointments preferred

Other Libraries:


3. Research Service

Service available?


Provided by local Record Office?
4. Births, Deaths and Marriages

Registrar General's Indexes from 1837 (microform), or Registrar General for Scotland's Computerised Index from 1855.

Locations Not held

5. Census returns

1841; Parishes of Battersea, Putney, Streatham, Tooting Graveney and Wandsworth
1851: Parishes of Battersea, Clapham, Putney, Streatham, Tooting Graveney and Wandsworth; Name indexes for Battersea, Tooting and Wandsworth
1861: Parishes of Battersea, Clapham, Putney, Streatham, Tooting Graveney and Wandsworth
1871: Parishes of Battersea, Clapham, Putney, Streatham, Tooting Graveney and Wandsworth
1881: Parishes of Battersea, Clapham, Putney, Streatham, Tooting Graveney and Wandsworth
1781: Parishes of Battersea, Clapham, Putney, Streatham, Tooting Graveney and Wandsworth
held at Wandsworth Local History Department, Battersea

6. Directories

6(a) County and Regional Directories

Kelly's London Post Office Directories. Southern suburbs. 1884-1990 (selective years only)

6(b) City and Town Directories

Kelly's Local Directories (N.B. no complete runs)
Battersea 1888-1903
Balham and Tooting 1894-1928
Clapham 1896-1938
Putney 1885-1939
Wandsworth 1885-1936

6(c) Telephone Directories

None held

7. Electoral registers and polls books

7(a) Electoral Registers

Battersea, Metropolitan Borough: 1885-1963
Wandsworth Metropolitan Borough: 1898-1900; 1906-1964 (not published 1915-1917 and 1940-1944)
Wandsworth, London Borough of: 1964 to date

7(b) Poll Books

None held

8. International Genealogical Index (IGI)

English counties only. 1992 edition. WLHD, Battersea. Microfiche

9. Unpublished Indexes

Alphabetical, subject-name index to local newspapers and scrapbooks

10. Parish Registers

Most originals held by London Metropolitan Archives.
Transcripts held at WLHD, Battersea
Battersea Parish, from 1559 to 1876 for baptisms and burials, to 1878 for marriages. (Microfilm)
Putney Parish from 1620 to 1799 for burials, 1812 for baptisms and 1870 for marriages. 3 vols. Name index
Tooting Graveney from 1555 to 1836 for baptisms, 1837 marriages and 1841 for burials. 1 vol. Typescript. Name index.
Wandsworth Parish 1603-1787. 1 vol. Name index

11. Periodicals (excl. newspapers)

Wandsworth Historian nos. 1-67 (1971 to date)

12. Published Transcripts of Archival Material


13. Other material

Vestry Minutes, Rate Books and Poor Law Records from the mid 18th century to 20th century. Mainly for the parishes of Battersea, Putney, Streatham and Tooting. Many Wandsworth parish records destroyed during World War II. No Clapham parish records held, mainly destroyed during World War II.
WLHD. Some records at GLRO and Surrey History Service

14. Guides to Collections

Not available at present

15. Local Record Offices

London Metropolitan Archives
40 Northampton Road
Tel: 0171 332 3820
Fax: 0171 833 9136

Surrey History Service
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
GU21 6ND
Tel: 01483 594594
Fax: 01483 594595
[email protected]

Other information