Books about Chiswick (in order of publication)

Bowack, John Antiquities of Middlesex 1705-6

Lysons, Daniel Environs of London 1810

Faulkner, Thomas The History and Antiquities of Brentford, Ealing and Chiswick 1844

Walford, Edward Village London Part I West and North 1st published 1883/4 as Greater London, published 1983 as Village London ISBN 0 946619 11 4

Phillimore, WPW & Whitear, WH (eds) Historical Collections Relating to Chiswick 1897

Sanders, Lloyd Old Kew, Chiswick and Kensington 1910

Draper, Warwick Chiswick 1st published 1923, re-issued 1973

Gilbert, Mizpah Chiswick Old and New 1932

Greeves, T Affleck Bedford Park, the First Garden Suburb 1975

Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society/Hounslow Library Services, Brentford and Chiswick As it Was 1978 ISBN 0 86067 042 2

Wisdom, James & Bott, Valerie A Walk around the Grove Park Estate 1980

Arthure, Humphrey Life and Work in Old Chiswick 1982 & 1998

Victoria County History of the Counties of England Vol V11 Middlesex 1982 ISBN 0 19 722756 2

Greeves, T Affleck Guide to Bedford Park ‘the First Garden Suburb’ in the form of Two Walks 1983

Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society/Hounslow Library Service Chiswick As it Was 1986 ISBN 0 86067 105 4

Roe, William Glimpses of Chiswick’s Place in History 1990

Coleman, Reginald & Seaton, Shirley Stamford Brook, An Affectionate Portrait 1992 ISBN 0 951 8896 1 3. contact s.stambrook@care4free.net for copies

Hammond, Carolyn & Peter Chiswick 1994 (ISBN 0 7524 0001 0) and 2005 (ISBN 1 84588 102 8)

Clegg, Gillian Chiswick Past 1995 ISBN 0 948667 33 8

Harris, John The Palladian Revival, Lord Burlington, his Villa and Gardens at Chiswick 1995 ISBN 0 300 05984 1

Loobey, Patrick Chiswick & Brentford (in Old Photographs series) 1997 ISBN 0 7509 1151 4)

Roe, William Glimpses of Chiswick’s Development 1999 ISBN 0 9516512 26

Broom, Michael The Birth of a Parish, the Creation of St Michael’s and All Angels, Bedford Park 2000

Hammond, Carolyn & Peter Chiswick Then and Now 2003 ISBN 0 7524 3062 9

Clegg, Gillian The Chiswick Book, Past and Present 2004 ISBN 0 9 4 8667 966

McDowall, David The Thames from Richmond to Putney Bridge, The Walker’s Guide 2005 ISBN 0 9527847 34

Clegg, Gillian Brentford and Chiswick Pubs 2005 ISBN 0 7524 3723 2

Hammond, Carolyn and Peter Chiswick Through Time 2010
ISBN 9781848680524

Clegg, Gillian Chiswick House & Grounds: A History 2011 ISBN 978-0-95691640-0-2

Some useful websites

chiswickhistory.homestead.com this section of British History Online, a digital library of primary and secondary history sources, contains the text of `A History of the County of Middlesex’ Vol VII, which includes Chiswick and is the most detailed account of its history.

brentfordandchiswicklhs.org.uk the website of the Brentford & Chiswick Local History Society which has regular talks about Chiswick and Brentford, arranges outings and publishes an annual journal.

collage.cityoflondon.gov.uk the website for the Guildhall’s picture collection which includes many images of Chiswick

thamespilot.org.uk a collection of images of the Thames, over 300 of which relate to Chiswick.

chiswickw4.com community website for Chiswick with local news, events, discussion forum and some historical information.

hounslow-heritage.org.uk the website of the Hounslow Heritage Guides who conduct regular walks around Chiswick between June and October each year.

bedfordpark.org the website for the Bedford Park Society which contains more about the history of the earliest garden suburb.

chiswickpier.org.uk the website for the Chiswick Pier Trust, a registered charity dedicated to putting people in touch with the Thames.

dukesmeadowstrust.org website for the Dukes Meadows Trust, a community driven conservation charity working to restore Dukes Meadows by the river. Contains historical information about Dukes Meadows.

chiswickW4.com/gunnersburytriangle details of activities at the Gunnersbury Triangle nature reserve.

Chiswick Local Studies, 1st Floor, Chiswick Library, Dukes Avenue, W4 (020 8994 5295) contains books, documents and pictures of Chiswick for those who would like to know more about the area or about their particular road, house or family. Go to www.hounslow.info and click on `libraries’ then `local studies and archives’ for more details. This website is grateful to Chiswick Local Studies for help with the research and the use of some of its images. Thanks also go to Iain Crump, Torin Douglas, Carolyn and Peter Hammond, George Hare, David Marles, Brian Prior, Shirley Seaton, Rodney Walshaw and Ainslie Yule for permission to use their illustrations.

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