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Chiswick House and Chiswick House Grounds * Hounslow

Chiswick House and Chiswick House Grounds *

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* on The National Heritage List for England, Parks & Gardens

Chiswick House and its grounds were created by Richard Boyle, 3rd Earl of Burlington, one of the earliest promoters of Palladianism in England. The landscaping of gardens and grounds
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Burlington Lane/Hogarth Lane, Chiswick
Postcode: W4 2QN > Google Map
Type of site: Public Park
Date(s): c.1718; 1929
Designer(s): Burlington/Kent; Samuel Lapidge; Lewis Kennedy
Listed structures:
Borough: Hounslow
Site ownership: Grounds: LB Hounslow. Chiswick House: English Heritage
Site management: Chiswick House & Gardens Trust
Open to public? Yes
Opening times: Grounds: 8am - half hour before dusk. House April - Sept 10am-6pm; Oct 10am-5pm; Nov-Mar Wed-Sat 10am-4pm.
Has taken part in Open Garden Squares Weekend 8 times, most recently in 2015.
Special conditions: Admission charge to house. Grounds free admission
Facilities: café, toilets, shop, car park
Events: Nature trails in grounds
Public transport: Tube: Turnham Green (Disrict, Piccadilly) then bus. Rail: Chiswick then bus. Bus: 190, 415
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/04/2011
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

Site on The National Heritage List for England, Parks & Gardens, for Register Entry see

The Chiswick House and Gardens Trust was set up in April 2005 to oversee the restoration, management and protection of this important historic site in south west London. The Trust, a registered charity, was created jointly by English Heritage and LB Hounslow in order to integrate the management of Chiswick House and Gardens. Under the chairmanship of Mr Rupert Hambro, the Trust is dedicated to the protection and enhancement of this outstanding listed Grade I listed villa and registered Grade I gardens, which have been enjoyed as a public park since 1929.

Sources consulted:

See EH. David Pape, 'Nature Conservation in Hounslow' Ecology Handbook 15, London Ecology Unit, 1990; Richard Hewlings 'Chiswick House and Gardens', English Heritage, 1994 reprint
Grid ref: TQ210777
Size in hectares: 26.33
On EH National Register : Yes
EH grade: Grade I
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.
On Local List:
In Conservation Area: Yes
Conservation Area name: Chiswick House
Tree Preservation Order: Not known
Nature Conservation Area: Yes - Borough Importance I
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: Yes
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation: Borough Park. ENV 13. Historic Parks and Gardens

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