Richard Burton - famed as an explorer, author, soldier and so much more - was born today on March 19 1821 in Torquay (although some accounts say it was Hertfordshire). Burton spent some of his early years in Richmond, with the family living in Maids of Honour Row. Sent to the Richmond Academy, Burton's time was chiefly spent getting into fights with the other boys!
Twickenham's most famous local Egyptian Revival building is the Kilmorey Mausoleum. However, sometimes overlooked as Egyptian Revival is a nearby Grade II* listed structure - Twickenham Bridge. Opened by the future Edward VIII on July 3 1933 - along with Chiswick Bridge and Hampton Court Bridge - it was designed by Alfred Dryland and Maxwell Ayrton. The actual building works were undertaken by Aubrey Watson Limited.
Although we have no licensed image of Hanworth Park House from the nineteenth century, the 'Elegant Villa' described in this blog is shown above. National Flying Services advertisement - FLIGHT magazine 20 December 1929. Image courtesy FlightGlobal: part of RBI, reedbusiness.com. Anne Logie, Historic Environment Volunteer, writes:
Anne Logie, Historic Environment Volunteer, writes:
I have just been sent a link to the excellent website run by the National Library of Scotland in which an historic map can be shown alongside a satellite image, and if the cursor is moved over features in the map a corresponding marker moves across the satellite image.
Thanks to generous funding from Historic England’s Capacity Building Programme, the Environment Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Reider Payne to the newly created post of Heritage at Risk (HAR) Project Manager. With a background grounded in the heritage sector, the new HAR Project Manager will be responsible for both documented and potential Heritage at Risk in the London boroughs of Richmond, Wandsworth, Hounslow and Kingston.
17 Sept 2017. Two hundred and fifty eight neighbours and visitors from afar flocked to the recently restored (2015) but rarely opened Kilmorey Mausoleum in St Margaret's for Open House weekend. Sir Richard Burton's Tomb in Mortlake drew one hundred and seventeen visitors, who could view the interior through a window at the back.
For about a hundred years up to 1874 Vineyard Passage was a burial ground for St Mary Magdalene church. Over the past few decades it has been transformed by local residents and volunteers into a haven for nature and wildlife as well as being conserved as a site of historical interest. The lives of people buried here have been documented and the gardens are tended with great care.