Local history and heritage at Battersea Library

265 Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB

About Local history and heritage at Battersea Library

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. 

You can:


Useful links to heritage and historical topics:

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
Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 8pm
Wednesday 9am to 8pm
Thursday Closed
Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 5pm
Sunday Closed


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.  


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

Email: heritage@gll.org

Phone: 020 7223 2334, choose option 2

Website: http://www.better.org.uk/libraries/areas/wandsworth


265 Lavender Hill, London SW11 1JB