Searching for "SOUTH WIMBLEDON"

We could not match "SOUTH WIMBLEDON" in our simplified list of the main towns and villages, or as a postcode. There are several other ways of finding places within Vision of Britain, so read on for detailed advice and 4 possible matches we have found for you:

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  • You have just searched a list of the main towns, villages and localities of Britain which we have kept as simple as possible. It is based on a much more detailed list of legally defined administrative units: counties, districts, parishes, wapentakes and so on. This is the real heart of our system, and you may be better off directly searching it. There are no units called "SOUTH WIMBLEDON" (excluding any that have already been grouped into the places you have already searched), but administrative unit searches can be narrowed by area and type, and broadened using wild cards and "sound-alike" matching:



  • If you are looking for hills, rivers, castles ... or pretty much anything other than the "places" where people live and lived, you need to look in our collection of Historical Gazetteers. This contains the complete text of three gazetteers published in the late 19th century — over 90,000 entries. Although there are no descriptive gazetteer entries for placenames exactly matching your search term (other than those already linked to "places"), the following entries mention "SOUTH WIMBLEDON":
    Place name County Entry Source
    LONDON London
    London
    South London company, to connect Hammersmith, by Chiswick, with Wimbledon and Croydon; another line was proposed to be formed direct Imperial
    LONDON AND SOUTHWESTERN RAILWAY London South Coast respecting the through traffic between London and Portsmouth, and to form a branch in the neighbourhood of Kingston; in 1860, to extend the Exeter line, to connect that line with the Bristol and Exeter, to lease the Exeter and Crediton, the North Devon, and the Bideford, and to wield permanent powers for working steam-vessels between English and French ports and the Channel islands; in 1862, to lease or purchase the Wimbledon Imperial
    LONDON, BRIGHTON, AND SOUTH COAST RAILWAY London SOUTH COAST RAILWAY , a railway system from London southward to Brighton, and to places east and west of the main line, and along the coast. It was originally an amalgamation, in 1846, of the Croydon and the Brighton; it now includes also, by amalgamation or otherwise, the Banstead and Epsom-Downs, the Bognor, the Uckfield and Tunbridge-Wells, the Horsham and Guildford Direct, the Mid-Sussex and Midhurst Junction, the West End of London and Crystal Palace, the Mid-Sussex, the Lewes and Uckfield, the East Grimstead, the St. Leonards, and the Surrey and Sussex Junction Imperial
    Surrey Surrey western or Guildford, South-Eastern or Reigate, Mid or Epsom, Kingston, and North-Eastern or Wimbledon, 1 member for each division. Bartholomew
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  • Place-names also appear in our collection of British travel writing. If the place-name you are interested in appears in our simplified list of "places", the search you have just done should lead you to mentions by travellers. However, many other places are mentioned, including places outside Britain and weird mis-spellings. You can search for them in the Travel Writing section of this site.


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