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Wandsworth

Wandsworth, inner borough (1991 pop. 237,500) of Greater London, SE London, on the Thames River. An area along the Thames is industrialized, with gasworks, breweries, and candle and paint manufacture. Wandsworth is a railroad junction with five bridges extending over the Thames. In the 18th cent. there were cloth industries worked by Huguenots who had come to England after the revocation of the Edict of Nantes in 1685. Battersea Park contains a lake, amphitheater, and theater. Wandsworth Technical College and Battersea Technical College are in the borough.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

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