Bordered by Battersea and Balham, Charles Baker Place is situated in the heart of Bellevue Village, one of the capital’s hidden secrets. It has a great location directly overlooking the beautiful open spaces of Wandsworth Common and is a stone’s throw from fantastic local eateries (Chez Bruce, Brinkleys Kitchen, Flotsam & Jetsam to name just a few) outstanding schools (Broomwood Hall School, Finton House, Hornsby House, 345 Nursery School) excellent sports clubs (Magdalen Park Tennis Club, Golf Club), public transport and more.
Find us at Charles Baker Place, Wiseton Road, Wandsworth, right in the heart of some the top schools, restaurants and entertainment locations in London.
About Charles Baker Place
Charles Baker Place is situated in Bellevue Village, Wandsworth, one of London’s hidden secrets. The area has brilliant schools, outstanding restaurants and vast green spaces, as well as quick access to Central London. Read our blog posts to find out more about what the area has to offer.
The original buildings at 8-10 Wiseton Road were the brainchild of the Reverend Charles Henry Baker, who was a leading local temperance campaigner and founder of the Church Institute in Balham in the late nineteenth century.
They were built in 1882 to provide a focus and entertainment for the local community and over the years comprised of a social club, meeting room, badminton hall, snooker room and even at one point an indoor bowling green, apparently the only one in England at the time.
The buildings were used very actively between the First and Second World Wars with the badminton hall proving especially popular and a Ladies England team member belonging to the club.
During the Second World War, the buildings were used as support facilities for troops manning the anti-aircraft batteries on Wandsworth Common.
They became offices in the 1980s and then before redevelopment were used for photographic shoots, for instance appearing as the backdrop to the cover of the folk-rock band Mumford & Sons’ album “Babel”. The generous architectural proportions of the rear buildings have been retained to provide an impressive backdrop to the courtyard setting.
It is a quick walk to Wandsworth Common train station that can take you into central London in minutes, saving you time to spend in your lovely new home at Charles Baker Place.
About our developers – Chester Row
Chester Row was established in 2002 by Jolyon Prowse and Nick Herrtage, who between them have over 60 years’ experience in the property market, Chester Row is a residentially led property development and investment company. The company’s expertise lies in redeveloping residential property both on its own account and for private clients in central London locations, like Charles Baker Place, which we sell direct to buyers.