The History and Antiquities of Wimbledon



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William Bartlett

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222 pages


One of the first history of Wimbledon’s books. When William Bartlett first saw the Parish of Wimbledon in 1860 it was just beginning its transformation from sleepy Surrey village to  busy London suburb, the dramatic population growth being caused largely by the opening of the railway in 1838. Bartlett’s History was first published in 1865 : a century and a half  later it remains one of the standard histories of Wimbledon. It includes the original map showing how Wimbledon looked almost 150 years ago.