* * * * * * * * *
* *
Landmark | Find images *
Home : Battersea Rise House, Clapham Common West Side, Clapham
Battersea Rise House, Clapham Common West Side, Clapham
BackBack BuyBuy Larger imageLargest

Date : 1907

Battersea Rise House, built in c.1770 on Clapham Common West Side, the site now marked by Canford and Muncaster Road. The house and estate were bought by Henry Thornton in 1792. William Wilberforce, his good friend, lived here until Henry's marriage. Both men were MPs and important members of the 'Clapham Sect', who worked to abolish the slave trade. A purpose built library in the house became the main meeting place of the 'Clapham Sect' in 1797.

Photograph from the Sphere, 5th October 1907; and article from the Daily Telegraph prior to the sale of the house, 7th June 1907.

Collection:South London News Cuttings Vols.
Image type:Print
Find images
Choose a person:

Choose a subject:

Choose a place:
Image title:
Image description:
Reference number:
The image title and description search boxes are "Free Text". This means you can enter any text you think might be in the title or desciption of the image you are looking for.
advanced search

* View shopping basket

This site is powered by Sedasoft SiteEngine - Enterprise web publishing without an enterprise price tag. *
Contact usContact us * PartnersPartners * LinksLinks * Terms & conditionsTerms & conditions
TOP^ *
All material copyright of London Borough of Lambeth, (c)2003-2015. All rights reserved.