Posts in Category: Local History

Open House 2020 – Exploring Spring Grove, Isleworth

Plans are afoot, subject to prevailing Covid-19 policy on the day, to conduct this walk as part of the Open House Project on Saturday 19th September at 2.30 – Meet at the forecourt of Isleworth station TW7 4BX

Lancaster House
Open House 2020 – Lancaster House
Although retaining its rural character until the early 20thC development was underway by the 1830s.  Centred around Spring Grove House, home of Sir Joseph Banks, botanist and explorer, the 1850-60s vision was for a grand Victorian suburb its villas designed by John Taylor Jnr inclining to an Italian influence.  Today’s wider variety of architecture includes a former college by John Norton & P E Massey and a swathe of quirky arts and crafts semi-detached properties, while the Crown Court was fashioned from a hostel for paraplegics built 1948, now with a 1990s addition.
Open House 2020 – 48 the Grove