Tooting, Upper, or Tooting Bec, Surrey
Tooting, Upper, or Tooting Bec, a chapelry, with a village, in Streatham parish, Surrey, three quarters of a mile SSW of Balham station on the L.B. & S.C.R., and 5½ miles SSW of St Paul's, London. It was constituted in 1855, and it has a post office under London SW. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of Rochester. Patron, the Rector of Streatham. The church was built in 1855 at a cost of £6000, and has been three times enlarged. There is a Wesleyan chapel. The Middlesex County Lunatic Asylum, opened in 1841, is a large building in the Elizabethan style.
The following is a list of the administrative units in which this place was either wholly or partly included.
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Any dates in this table should be used as a guide only.
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Directories & Gazetteers
We have transcribed the entry for Tooting, Upper, or Tooting Bec from the following:
- Samuel Lewis' A Topographical Dictionary of England, 1848 (Tooting, Upper)
Land and Property
The Return of Owners of Land in 1873 for Surrey is available to browse.
Newspapers and Periodicals
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The Visitation of Surrey, 1662-1668 is available on the Heraldry page.