Fulham in 1839
Fulham, 4 miles from Hyde-park Corner, is in Kensington division of Ossulston hundred. The parish, exclusive of the chapelry of Hammersmith, has an area of 1,820 acres, with a population, in 1831, of 7,317. It was the scene of some military movements in the war between Charles I and the parliament, A.D. 1642 ; and in 1647 the council of officers and agitators sat at Fulham and Putney (a village in Surrey on the opposite bank of the Thames), to overawe the parliament and watch the king, who was then in confinement at Hampton Court. The village contains many good houses and villas ; the manor-house is the residence of the bishop of London. The church is of stone, and has a stone tower in the decorated English style. There is a proprietary chapel, built by Richard Hunt, Esq., A.D. 1813, between Fulham and Hammersmith.
The bridge over the Thames at this place is of wood. There are extensive market-gardens in the parish, which are noted for the growth of asparagus. The living is a vicarage of the clear yearly value of £1,135, in the gift of the bishop of London. There were in the parish, in 1833, two infant schools, with 159 children ; two national schools, with 249 children ; three charity-schools, with 72 children ; eleven other day-schools, with 213 children ; ten boarding-schools, with about 207 children ; and one Sunday-school with 60 to 80 children.