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"Old Kew, Chiswick and Kensington" book coverOld Kew, Chiswick and Kensington was originally published in 1910. This FamLoc Edition is a faithful re-publication, preserving Lloyd Sanders original text. There have, however, been the necessary changes to format, and a very small number of corrections to typographical errors.
Old Kew, Chiswick and Kensington contains 250 pages packed with information, plus sixteen illustrations. It will be of interest to local historians, family historians, as well as those who want to find out more about the area in which they live.
The cover of Old Kew, Chiswick and Kensington shows Old Kew Bridge, from an engraving in “The European Magazine,” 1798.

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Chapters and Contents of Old Kew, Chiswick and Kensington:


PART I: OLD KEW
Chapter I: Vanished Kew
Sir Richard Phillips — His “Walk to Kew” — The Priory — Kew Green — The Church — “That child of genius, Gainsborough” —First mention of Kew — The Duke of Suffolk and the French Queen — Other Tudor courtiers — Sir John Puckering — In the days of the Stuarts — Sir Peter Lely.
Chapter II: The Dutch House and Kew House
The dairy house — Fortrey, Levett and the Dutch House — It is rented by Queen Caroline — Richmond Gardens — The Hermitage and the Grotto — Stephen Duck — Rocque’s maps of the Gardens — Fields and a “Managery” — Kew House and Lord Capel — Evelyn’s visits to Kew —Samuel Molyneux — His association with James Bradley — A quack and a widow — Kew House and the Dutch House become one Court.
Chapter III: A Prince, a Princess, and a Favourite
Frederick, Prince of Wales — The evidence of Lord Hervey and Horace Walpole — The Court at Kew — Feud be­tween parents and son — The Prince banished to Kew — His death — His horticulture — The Princess and Lord Bute — The education of George III — Almon’s “Political Register” — Chambers and the Pagoda — The temples of Kew — The menagerie — The Exotic Garden — The second founder of the Botanic Garden.
Chapter IV: George III at Kew
Death of George II — Seclusion of the Princess Mother — Her death — Queen Charlotte’s acquisitions — Kew and Richmond Gardens joined — The King’s activities — His Merino flock —Banks and his treasure-hunters — Inhabi­tants of the Green — The Queen’s private garden — Mr. Frame, burglar — The young Princes— Kew in 1776 — Amusements of the Court — Royal kindnesses — Child­hood of George IV — “Perdita” at Kew — The Prince at Carlton House — Death of Prince Octavius.
Chapter V: The King’s Madness
Miss Burney’s description of the Palace — A strict house­hold —Its members — Loyal Kew — Insanity of the King — His removal to Kew — The arrangements — Suspense of the household — Dr. Willis — Disagreements between the doctors — Addresses of condolence — The King’s recovery — Strand-on-the-Green.
Chapter VI: The Passing of Royalty
Decline of Kew — Demolition of the White House — Its last days — Wyatt’s Palace — Last visit of George III — Queen Charlotte’s death — Kew Palace described — Queen Charlotte’s bedroom —Mr. Fitzgerald’s collection — The Duke of Cumberland — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge — Their son, the late Duke —Decay of the Gardens — Sir William Hooker’s reign — Gates and greenhouses — The Jodrell Laboratory and North Gallery.
Chapter VII: Kew Church and Bridge
A private chapel — Additions and rebuildings — Monuments in the interior — Meyer — Gainsborough’s tomb — His residence at Kew — Zoffany — Officials of the Gardens — High life below stairs — Caleb Colton — Gloucester House — Kew ferry — The toll — The old bridge — Granville Sharp.

PART II: OLD CHISWICK
Chapter I: From Kew to Chiswick
Strand-on-the-Green — Its houses and inns — Joe Miller and Mallet — The Lord Mayor’s barge — Grove Park — Grove House and the Barkers — The Granthams — Humphry Morice and his pets — Chiswick church and churchyard — Chiswick Mall.
Chapter II: The Church and Manors of Chiswick
Origin of the name — The vicars —William Bordall — Three visitations of the church — Vessels and vestments — An armed incursion — Later history of the church — The manor of Sutton —The fishery — Mediaeval land tenure — The Brays — Sutton Court — Chaloner Chute — Lord Fauconberg — “A curious piece of antiquity” — The gardens of Sutton Court — Goodman and the College House — Westminster headmasters at Chiswick — The Chiswick Press — The end of the Manor House — James Ralph and the Berrys.
Chapter III: Old Corney House, Chiswick Mall, and Chiswick Lane
Bowack on Chiswick — Arrival of the Russells — Lord Russell of Thornhaugh — The fourth Earl of Bedford — Lord Macartney —Messrs. Thornycroft — Sir Henry Sidney — Sir Thomas Chaloner — The Marquis of Worcester — Chiswick Mall—High House —Walpole House — The Duchess of Cleveland, Becky Sharp, O’Connell and Thackeray — Chiswick Lane and Pope — Dr. Rose — Rousseau and his dog.
Chapter IV: The Manor House and Manor House Farm
Sir Stephen Fox — A veteran placeman — An elderly bridegroom — The Manor House and its garden — “Go to Chiswick ” — Lord Wilmington — Lady Mary Coke — Manor House Farm — Dr. Horne —Dr. Tuke.
Chapter V: Chiswick House
The Wardours — The Earl and Countess of Somerset — A disgraced pair — Lord Pembroke and Lord Paulet — The Duke of Monmouth — Sir Edward Seymour — The Burlingtons — Lord Burlington’s villa — Kent and land­scape gardening — The statuary, bridge and temple — The Inigo Jones gateway — The Napoleon Walk — Lord Burlington and Gay — Pope at Chiswick House — The fourth Duke of Devonshire — The death of Fox —The menagerie of the sixth Duke — Death of Canning — Visits of the allied Sovereigns and the Czar Nicholas — Harriet, Lady Granville — Garibaldi at Chiswick — Later history of Chiswick House.
Chapter VI: Hogarth and his Contemporaries
Hogarth’s settlement at Chiswick — The state of his art — The cottage and its surroundings — The “March to Finchley” and other works — Hogarth’s friends — The “Analysis of Beauty” —Hogarth’s quarrel with Wilkes — His death — Hogarth’s tomb —Phillips’s description of Chiswick — The subsequent fate of Hogarth House — A visit to the cottage — Charles Holland — De Loutherbourg — Brothers and two of his dupes — James McNeill Whistler.
Chapter VII: The Environs of Chiswick
Bedford Park — Turnham Green — The “Packhorse and Talbot” — The “King of Bohemia” — The Battle of Turnham Green —Highwaymen and Lord Pembroke — The Assassination Plot —Wellesley Road — Ugo Foscolo and his cenotaph — Sir John Chardin — Arlington House — Annandale House — Linden House — Dr. Griffiths and Bentley — Thomas Griffiths Wainewright — The Royal Horticultural Society — Its last days at Chiswick — Gunnersbury.

PART III: OLD KENSINGTON
Chapter I: Early Kensington
From Chiswick to Kensington — Thackeray’s Kensington — Origin of the name — Domesday on Kensington — The Abbot’s manor — Simon de Kensington — The Earl’s manor — The decline of the Veres — The manor of West Town — Walter Cope of the Strand — The manor of Notting Barns — Abingdon and Kensington — A com­plicated agreement — Cope acquires the Earl’s manor — A misleading document.
Chapter II: Kensington Palace
Arrival of the new landowners — The Finches and Notting­ham House — The house purchased by William III — “A patched building” — Wren and Gibbons — Fire and collapse — The Wren wing — Queen Mary’s gallery — The Queen’s closet — The King’s gallery — Queen Anne’s garden — The alcove and the orangery — William Kent — Queen Caroline’s drawing-room —The cupola room — An artistic protest — The King’s drawing-room — Queen Victoria’s childhood — The grand staircase —Enlarge­ment of the gardens — Portman’s complaint — Lord Essex’s bargain — Queen Caroline’s innovations — Her menagerie — Bridgman — The Round Pond and the Broad Walk — The kitchen gardens — Henry VIII’s conduit — Vanburgh’s water tower — The barracks.
Chapter III: The Court at Kensington Palace
William III — The King and Lord Buckhurst — High life below stairs — Queen Mary — Last years of William III — Queen Anne and Lady Marlborough — “A weary traveller” — George I and his favourites — The King’s character and appearance — Tickell on Kensington Gardens — The Court of George II — Lord Hervey’s memoirs — “Snubbed and resnubbed” — “Dramatic scenes in Court” — State of the roads — Queen Caroline’s death — Arrival of Madame Walmoden — Her contest with Lady Deloraine — Last years of George II — Horace Walpole’s comment.
Chapter IV: Later Years of Kensington Palace
The Court leaves Kensington — Deserted saloons — The Macaronis and the Beaux — The crowd in the Gardens —Luttrell’s “Letters to Julia” — Princess Sophia and the Princess of Wales — The Duke of Sussex — The Duke of Kent — Birth of Queen Victoria — Wilberforce and Sir Walter Scott — Queen Victoria’s girlhood — Her educa­tion — The Queen’s accession —The Duchess of Kent — The Duke and Duchess of Teck — John Wilson Croker — “Lines written in Kensington Gardens.”
Chapter V: The Church and the Charity School
In the days of the Stuarts — Notable residents — The quality at Kensington — Bowack’s eulogy — The old church — Early vicars —A “terrier” of the church — An intruded vicar — Restorations and demolitions — The monuments — A buried aristocracy —Monuments in the churchyard — Kensington church bells — An eighteenth-century sermon — Worshippers at Kensington — The charity school.
Chapter VI: Campden Hill
Old and new — The old vicarage — Campden House — Baptist Hicks — The Noels — William, Duke of Gloucester — His regiment — Lady Burlington — Lord Lechmere — Stephen Pitt —The last days of Campden House — Little Campden House —Bullingham House — Orbell’s Buildings — The last of the Pitts —Sheffield House — Observatory Gardens and Sir James South — The “Dukeries” — The Phillimores — Argyll Lodge — Macaulay’s last years — His death — Church Street and the Mall — Campden Hill Place and Campden Hill Square — Aubrey House —Lady Mary Coke.
Chapter VII: Holland House
Sir Walter Cope and John Thorpe — Henry Rich, Earl of Holland — The Earl of Warwick —Addison at Holland House — Henry Fox and his friends — An unpopular placeman — Charles Fox and his father — The third Lord Holland and his wife — The duel between Best and Lord Camelford — The gardens of Holland House — The frequenters of Holland House — Fox’s associates —Men of letters and artists — The new school of Whigs — Death of Lord Holland — The fourth Lord Holland and his wife — Garden parties — The Earls of Ilchester.
Chapter VIII: Notting Hill and Bayswater
Northern Kensington — The Gravel Pits — Norlands — Portobello Road — The Potteries — The Hippodrome and its failure — Development of Bayswater — Baynard’s Water­ing —Sir John Hill — Kensal Green cemetery.
Chapter IX: Kensington Gore
What is a gore? — The nuns of Kilburn — Vanished houses —Kingston House — Elizabeth Chudleigh — The Marquis Wellesley — John Wilkes — Gore House — Wilberforce and his walnut tree — Lady Blessington and Count d’Orsay — The man in possession — Soyer’s Symposium — The Albert Hall — Coby House — Kensington House and Louis de Querouaille — Dr. Elphinstone — A Jesuit seminary — The arrival of Monsieur — A Catholic boarding house — Baron Grant’s palace — Batty’s Hippodrome — The Commissioners of the Great Exhibition — The Royal Horticultural Society — Its embarrass­ments — The Imperial Institute.
Chapter X: The Campden Estate and High Street
Lady Campden’s benefaction — The workhouse — Love Lane —High Street — William Cobbett — Sir David Wilkie — His Kensington residences — Thomas Faulkner — Hornton Street and its chapel — Thackeray and “Esmond” — The “Greyhound” —Kensington Square and fashion — Church dignitaries — The Duchesse de Mazarin — “Sonorous Blackmore” — Departure of the Court — Beloe — Talleyrand — John Richard Green and John Stuart Mill — Literary men and artists — Wright’s Lane — Sir Isaac Newton again — Scarsdale House — Kensington candles —The Terrace and Leech — Earl’s Terrace — Edwardes Square —Leigh Hunt — His industry — Warwick Road — Addison Road — General Fox — The artistic colony — Kensington wine.
Chapter XI: Earl’s Court, Little Chelsea, and Fulham Road
The Earl’s manor and courthouse — Landowners and the village — The Hutchings family — John Hunter — Prin­cess Charlotte —“Currant Jelly Hall” — Colehearne Court — Gloucester Road —Clairville and Jenny Lind — Canning and Gloucester Lodge — Sir John Millais — Walnut Tree Walk — Louis Lochée — The gallows — Little Chelsea — Lord Burleigh and Brompton Hall — Pelham Crescent — Guizot and Ledru-Rollin — Amelia Place — Curran’s death.
Chapter XII: Old Brompton
Old Brompton Road — Onslow House — Development of the property — Kensington nurserymen — The tea-gardens — Hale House — The Methwolds and Harringtons — The Cromwells of Notting Hill — Richard Cromwell — The Cromwellian legend —The end of Cromwell House — The Victoria and Albert Museum — Brompton Oratory — Holy Trinity, Brompton — Smith’s Charity — Novosielski and John Braham — Thurloe Square —Michael’s Grove and Michael’s Place — Brompton Square and the stage — Francis Place and Henry Luttrell — Bromp­ton Grove —Sir John Macpherson and William Wilberforce — William Jerdan — A confusion of names — Queen’s Buildings — Brompton Row — The last of Sir Richard Phillips.

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