A special walk as part of the ‘Open House’ event in September 2020, subject to the prevailing Covid-19 restrictions at the time. The walk will focus on Spring Grove, Isleworth and the surrounding area. Access to the house itself is not planned but the setting and associations are intruiging enough.
Booking essential : call Chris 07931567570 and leave contact details
- Saturday 19th September
- The tour is taken at a gentle pace will take approximately l ½ hours
- Meet: Forecourt, Isleworth Railway Station, London Road, TW7 4BX
- Time: 2.30 p.m.
- Buses: 237, 117, 235, H37
- Parking: limited parking in side roads, pay-and-display at railway station.
There is no charge for ‘Open House’ events.
Exploring Spring Grove Isleworth
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.