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Section of Surrey Iron Railway in the Grounds of Wallington Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Wallington South, London

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Latitude: 51.358 / 51°21'28"N

Longitude: -0.1508 / 0°9'2"W

OS Eastings: 528854

OS Northings: 163726

OS Grid: TQ288637

Mapcode National: GBR F8.8MY

Mapcode Global: VHGRR.B4N9

Entry Name: Section of Surrey Iron Railway in the Grounds of Wallington Library

Listing Date: 1 March 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357610

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206797

Location: Sutton, London, SM6

County: London

District: Sutton

Electoral Ward/Division: Wallington South

Built-Up Area: Sutton

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Wallington, St Patrick

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

Section of Surrey
Iron Railway in the
grounds of Wallington
TQ 2863 34/170
Short section comprising iron rails attached to 3 square stone sleepers on south
side of track and iron rails attached to 4 stone sleepers on north side of track.
Short description on notice board nearby: "Opened in 1803, ran from Wandsworth
to West Croydon and had a branch from Mitcham which terminated in this Borough
in 1804.
"It was the first public railway in the world, was horsedrawn, carried only freight
and operated until 1846". Copy of opening announcement also displayed nearby.

Listing NGR: TQ2885463726

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