Wandsworth District (Metropolis)

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Wandsworth District within the Metropolis
District from 1855 to 1888 before Battersea was removed
 - Created 1855
 - Abolished 1900
 - Succeeded by Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth
Status District
Government Wandsworth District Board of Works
 - HQ Battersea (1855–1888)
Wandsworth (1888–1900)

Wandsworth was a local government district within the metropolitan area of London, England from 1855 to 1900. It was formed by the Metropolis Management Act 1855 and was governed by the Wandsworth District Board of Works, which consisted of elected vestrymen.

Until 1889 the district was in the county of Surrey, but included in the area of the Metropolitan Board of Works. In 1889 the area of the MBW was constituted the County of London, and the district board became a local authority under the London County Council.

Since 1965 the former area of the district corresponds to the London Borough of Wandsworth and the Clapham and Streatham areas to the south west of the London Borough of Lambeth.


The district comprised the following civil parishes:[1]

The district included the exclave of Streatham parish at Knight's Hill, but did not include the exclave of Battersea parish at Penge.


The district was abolished in 1900 and became part of the Metropolitan Borough of Wandsworth, with Clapham and part of Streatham becoming part of the London Borough of Lambeth.[1]


  1. ^ a b Youngs, Frederic (1979). Guide to the Local Administrative Units of England. I: Southern England. London: Royal Historical Society. ISBN 0-901050-67-9.