Tooting Graveney, Surrey
Tooting Graveney, a suburban parish in Surrey, with stations on the L. & S.W.R. and L.B. & S.C.R., 7 miles from London, and 3 E of Wimbledon. It is within the county of London and the parliamentary borough of Wandsworth. It has a post office under London SW, and a police station. There are many elegant seats and villas, and some extensive nursery grounds. The living is a rectory in the diocese of Rochester. The church of St Nicholas, rebuilt in 1833 and enlarged in 1889, is a structure of brick in the Gothic style. There are Baptist, Congregational, and Wesleyan chapels. Daniel Defoe, the author of " Robinson Crusoe," was a resident at Tooting in 1688.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
|Ecclesiastical parish||Lower Tooting St. Nicholas|
|Poor Law union||Wandsworth|
Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
Ancestry.co.uk, in association with Surrey History Centre, have images of the Parish Registers for Surrey online.
Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Tooting Graveney from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Tooting, Lower, or Tooting-Graveney (St. Nicholas))
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.
Online maps of Tooting Graveney are available from a number of sites:
- Bing (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- Google Streetview.
- National Library of Scotland. (Old maps)
- old-maps.co.uk (Old Ordnance Survey maps to buy).
- Streetmap.co.uk (Current Ordnance Survey maps).
- A Vision of Britain through Time. (Old maps)
Newspapers and Periodicals
The British Newspaper Archive have fully searchable digitised copies of the following Surrey papers online:
The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.