"STREATHAM, a parish and suburb of the metropolis in the E. division of Brixton hundred, county Surrey, 6 miles S.W. of St. Paul's. There are two stations-viz:, at Streatham and Streatham Common, on the Crystal Palace and West End, Croydon and Brighton railways. This parish, which derives its name from its situation on the line of the great Roman road Stane Street, extends for nearly three miles along the Brighton road. The population in 1861 was 8,027."
[Description(s) from The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868), Transcribed by Colin Hinson ©2003]