This is named after the crop Battersea was famous for producing during the 19th century, when the area was covered with market gardens. The asparagus was sold in what were popularly known as ‘Battersea bundles’. Battersea was first recorded in a charter of 693AD granting Batrices Ege to the Abbess of Barking. The name means Badric’s Island, since, at this time, water or marshland surrounded the site.
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