Victorian London - Directories - Dickens's Dictionary of London, by Charles Dickens, Jr., 1879 - "Barnes"

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Barnes .—On the south bank of the Thames between Putney and Mortlake and a good place for a view of the Oxford and Cambridge boat-race. Barnes-common, in actual extent 135 acres, 15 of which, however, are now absorbed by the railway, is open and airy, and villas are rising rapidly all round it. It is one of the best kept commons round London, and moreover marches with Wimbledon-common and Putney-heath so that the extent of open ground immediately around is really very large. There is a capital terrace with good houses fronting the river, and close by is a little hamlet called Castlenau where numerous villas may also be found. Rents high, but not so enormous as at Richmond Sydenham, &c. From Waterloo (about 20 min.), 1st, -/9, 1/-; 2nd, -/7, -/10; 3rd, -/6, -/8. From Ludgate-hill (45  min.), 1st, 1/-, 1/6; 2nd, -/10, 1/3; 3rd, -/8, 1/-  

Charles Dickens (Jr.), Dickens's Dictionary of London, 1879