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A-Z of Chiswick

Places-People-History

Series: A-Z

Publication Date15th November 2024

Book FormatPaperback

pages96

Illustrations100

Height234

Width165

Explore the West London town of Chiswick in this fully illustrated A-Z guide to its history, people and places.
Regular Price £15.99 Online Price: £14.39
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ISBN
9781398116320

Chiswick grew from a village on a bend of the River Thames to a fashionable retreat from London in the 18th century, then a suburb of London in the 19th century. The Palladian villa Chiswick House, with its landscaped gardens, was created by Lord Burlington in 1720 and artists and writers were drawn to the area, which also later became home to the Royal Horticultural Society and the first Garden Suburb at Bedford Park. Industries later associated with Chiswick included Thorneycroft marine builders and Fuller’s famous brewery. During the Second World War the first V-2 rocket to hit London fell on Staveley Road in Chiswick.


In A-Z of Chiswick Andy Bull reveals the history behind Chiswick, its streets and buildings, industries and the people connected with the town. Alongside the famous historical connections, are included some unusual characters, tucked away places and unique events that are less well-known. Readers will discover tales of glamorous residents of Chiswick House and rare plants grown in its glass-houses, the early days of the Arts and Crafts movement, writers, artists and actors among many other fascinating facts in this A-Z tour of Chiswick’s history. It is fully illustrated with photography and will appeal to all those with an interest in this historic West London town.

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