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Heritage Wandsworth Partnership
local history & historic environment partnership

Heritage Wandsworth

Heritage Wandsworth is the local history and historic environment partnership for the Wandsworth borough.


Our vision is to inspire an interest in Wandsworth's history to promote a sense of place and belonging to the borough, its villages and communities, and to encourage all residents to gain an understanding of the heritage and contribution of local people from all cultures.


Download the the full terms of reference for the Heritage Wandsworth.

Heritage Service

Searching the archive catalogue


Archives of the borough can be found by searching our archive catalogue.

Please contact us in advance if you would like to see archive material as it is not always possible to get it out on the day. 


We hold:

- Records for the borough dating back to 1489.

- A wide range of books and articles on the borough's history. 

- Hundreds of old newspapers, maps, plans, census returns and other documents. 


We also have access to online resources such as Ancestry Library and sell local history publications.


Local history resources

More information about archives and other resources available for researching the history of the borough can be found in this Local and Family History Resources guide by Dorian Gerhold.



You can see some of the many historic images of the borough on our Flickr photostream

If you would like copies of these or would like to know what other photographs we have, please contact the Heritage Service.


Many original records relating to Wandsworth are held by other organisations, such as the London Metropolitan Archives.


Opening hours

Monday, Friday & Saturday: 9am-5pm*

Tuesday & Wednesday: 9am-8pm*

Thursday & Sunday: Closed


*Qualified staff available all day Tuesday and Friday and until 1.30pm on Saturday.


It is not always possible to produce archive material on demand, please try to request it in advance where possible.


Finding Us

Battersea Library
Lavender Hill
SW11 1JB