Local history and heritage

Wandsworth/GLL Heritage Awards for Schools 2019

Key Stage 2 pupils in the borough are invited to enter the Wandsworth Heritage Awards for Schools competition for a chance to win a £750 prize for their school.

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Wandsworth's Heritage Service is now managed and run by Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL).

Heritage Service

At Battersea Library, we have:

  • records for Wandsworth dating back to 1489.
  • a wide range of books and articles Wandsworth's history.
  • hundreds of old newspapers, maps, plans, census returns and other documents. 

Archive material

It's better to request archive material in advance, as it is not always possible to produce archive material on demand.

Opening hours

Day Opening hours
9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 8pm
9am to 8pm
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm


The local studies and search room for archives is on the first floor of Battersea Library.

There is no lift to the search room, but we can arrange for you to consult archives on the ground floor if you tell us in advance.