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Description and Travel

Description(s) from The National Gazetteer (1868)]

"FULHAM, a parish in the Kensington division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county Middlesex, 2 miles S. of Hammersmith, and 6 S.W. of the General Post-Office. It is situated in a bend of the Thames, being bounded on the E., S., and W. by that river, and is opposite Putney, with which it is connected by a bridge. Parsons Green, Walham Green, and North End, are included in the parish, and Hammersmith formed part of it till 1834, when that was made a separate parish. " (There is more of this description).

"NORTH-END (FULHAM), a district in the parish of Fulham, Kensington division of the hundred of Ossulstone, county Middlesex, 1 mile E. of Hammersmith, and 6 miles S.W. of St. Paul's, London. It is situated at the bridge over the Thames opposite Putney, and was the residence of Foote, the tragedian; Bartolozzi, the engraver; Tonson, the bookseller; and Richardson, the author of "Clarissa Harlowe."

[The area shown as North End on a map of 1888 is just South of West Kensington station, the area which is now between North End Road and Earl's Court.] "

"PARSON'S GREEN, a hamlet in the parish of Fulham, county Middlesex, 6 miles S.W. of St. Paul's. It is situated near the bridge over the Thames. Several eminent persons have resided here, as Lord Bacon, Richardson, and Addison."

"WALHAM-GREEN, a district chapelry in the parish of Fulham, Kensington division of Ossulstone hundred, county Middlesex, 1 mile N.E. of Fulham, its post town, and 5 S.W. of St. Paul's. It is situated near the river Thames. In 1861 the ecclesiastical district contained a population of 6,931. The living is a perpetual curacy* in the diocese of London, value £180, in the patronage of the Vicar of Fulham. The church, dedicated to St. John, was erected in 1829 at an expense of about £10,000. The Butchers' Almshouses are situated here."

Description(s) from "The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland" (1868), transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003; intended for personal use only, so please respect the conditions of use.

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Historical Geography

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