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Chiswick Square Hounslow

Summary

Chiswick Square is a paved square overlooked by houses of 1680 on two sides, which form a forecourt to Boston House, which was probably built for Henry d'Auverquerque, Viscount Boston, Earl of Grantham. There is a legend that it was haunted by the ghost of Lady Boston, murdered by her husband .The house was refronted in c.1740, and it became a boarding school in the C19th. It was divided into 4 dwellings in the 1980s when new houses were built in its grounds. The square is a simple paved area, the fourth side now a busy main road. Facing No. 7 Chiswick Square was the site of Chiswick Polish Company, Cherry Blossom Boot Polish, which was rebuilt as Flemming House in 1983-5.

Basic Details

Site location:
Chiswick Square/Burlington Lane

Postcode:
W4 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Square

Date(s):
1680

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: 2 and 6, 3, 4, 4B Chiswick Square, Railings to 6 Chiswick Square, Boston House railings and paving stones in garden to Boston house,

Borough:
Hounslow

Site ownership:
private

Site management:

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
visible

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Tube: Turnham Green (District) then bus. Bus: 190

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2005
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ214777

Size in hectares:

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

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:
No

In Conservation Area:
Yes

Conservation Area name:
Old Chiswick

Tree Preservation Order:
No

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Thames Policy Area

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner, 'The Buildings of England London 3: North West' (Penguin, 1999 edition); Ben Weinreb & Christopher Hibbert, 'The London Encyclopaedia' (Macmillan, revised ed. 1993)

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