"WIMBLEDON, a parish and suburb of the metropolis, in the W. division of Brixton hundred, county Surrey, 3 miles S.W. of Wandsworth, 4 N.E. of Kingston, and 7¼ from London by the London and South-Western railway, which intersects the parish, or 16½ by the Wimbledon branch of the London, Brighton, and South Coast railway, both of which have stations here; there is also a branch line to Epsom and Leatherhead. It is situated on the Wandle, a small brook which here joins the Thames, and includes the Common, a level tract of uninclosed ground, surrounded by seats of the nobility and gentry, and which is at present used for the annual contests of the Rifle Association." (There is more of this description).
"GARRET, (or Upper Garrett), a hamlet in the parish of Wimbledon in the W. division of the hundred of Brixton, county Surrey, 5 miles S.W. of St. Paul's, and 2 S. of Wandsworth. It is situated near the junction of the Wandle with the Thames, and is famous as the spot where the mock election took place at every new parliament up to 1796, whence Foote's farce of the "Mayor of Garratt."