Historical Homes, Eminent Establishments and Renowned Residents
Gillian Clegg On Chiswick's Listed Buildings and Plaques
Many of Chiswick's buildings are protected from demolition or unsympathetic alteration by Statutory Listing. There are three grades of listing - Grade I, Grade II* and Grade II. Grade II is the most usual designation and the category most of Chiswick's listed buildings fall into.
Bedford Park : Although 356 houses in Bedford Park itself have been listed, many of these are in the London Borough of Ealing. The listed houses in the London Borough of Hounslow are: Addison Grove, 1-13 (odd), 2-22 (even); Bath Road 1-37, 2-10, 28-62; Fairfax Road 1-7; Priory Avenue, Priory House and nos 1-5, 15-47, 2-48; Priory Gardens 1,2-6 and the Vicarage; Rupert Road 1-11, 2; Woodstock Road 2-24, 34-42, 46-60.
Old Chiswick : In Chiswick Mall: Cedars House, Swan House, Island House, Norfolk House, St John's House, The Oziers, Morton House, Riverside, Cygnet House, Oak Cottage, Magnolia, Thames Cote, Red Lion House, Belle Vue cottages, Belle Vue, Thames View, Lingard House, the Tides, Orford House, Woodroffe House.
In Church Street: No 7 (the old Post Office building), Wistaria, Ferry House, Brampton House, Burlington Corner, the Old Burlington, Vine House, The Vicarage, Latimer House and Holly House. In Page's Yard: nos 1-3; in Chiswick Square: Boston House and nos 2 and 6, 4 and 4b.
Strand-on-the-Green : nos 1, 2, 3, 10-14, 20-22, 28-29, 44 (Wistaria House), 45 (Picton House), 46 and 47, 49, 50, 52 (River House), 53 (Mucklow House), 53a (Oliver House), 54 (Naylar House), 55 (Clayton House), 56 (Old Ship House), Ship's Cottage, 61 (Compass House), 64 (Magnolia House), 66-70a, 71.
Turnham Green and surrounding area : in Chiswick High Road: nos 3-21 (this is Williams Terrace), 183 (now Foster's Books but previously a collecting office for various laundries) and the Presbytery of the Roman Catholic Church. Afton House in Bourne Place is listed as are nos 2, 10-13, 16-26 Heathfield Terrace and Chiswick Town Hall. In Sutton Lane, nos 1 and 3 (Arlington Cottages).
Grove Park : Little Sutton Cottage (old Almshouses); in Grove Park Terrace nos 52-62, 64 & 66, 68 and 70, also nos 80-94. In Harvard Road nos 3-9 which are based on a design by R Norman Shaw).
Stamford Brook : Stamford Brook House in Stamford Brook Avenue and The Brook, Stamford Brook Road.
GRADE II – other buildings Religious buildings which are listed Grade II are: Our Lady of Grace and St Edward, Christ Church, St Michael Sutton Court, St Mary's Convent and Nursing Home and the convent of the Comboni Sisters at 2 Chiswick Lane. As well as Voysey House in Barley Mow Passage (listed Grade II*) these commercial premises have been given a listing: the Power House behind 72 Chiswick High Road and some of the Griffin Brewery buildings. Pubs in listed buildings are the George and Devonshire, Crown and Anchor, Old Packhorse, Bull's Head, the Mawson Arms/Fox and Hounds and the Tabard.
The former Chiswick Railway Station building is listed as are the University of London boathouse and the Polytechnic Stadium, both in Hartington Road.
Several Chiswick houses have plaques to commemorate the people who lived in them. There are English Heritage Blue Plaques on houses lived in by the following people: E M Forster (Arlington Park Mansions), Frederick Hitch (62 Cranbrook Road), Lucien Pissarro (The Brook, Stamford Brook), Alexander Pope (Mawson Row, Chiswick Lane), Johann Zoffany (Zoffany House Strand-on-the-Green), Jack Beresford (19 Grove Park Gardens); John Lindley (Bedford House, South Parade) and Joseph Michael Gandy (58 Grove Park Terrace).
There are Bedford Park Society Green Plaques on the houses lived in by Alec Dickson (19 Blenheim Road, Bedford Park), Tom Greeves (12 Newton Grove, Bedford Park) and the Yeats family (3 Blenheim Road, Bedford Park).
Written by Gillian Clegg and reproduced with kind the permission of Open Chiswick.
July 4, 2007