RichmondUponThamesNotableResidents

Sir William Jackson Hooker (1785-1865) & his son Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817-1911). English Botanists & plant explorers.Both became Directors of Kew Botanical Gardens,Kew,Richmond.

Sir Joseph Dalton Hooker was one of the most preeminent botanical explorers of the Victorian period,returning with many previously unknown species of plants,often to cultivate at Kew.Sir William & his son Sir Joseph were both influential in making Kew one of the foremost botanical gardens and plant conservation organisations that it is known today.

Lived at: 'The Director's House' 49 Kew Green,Kew TW9 3AA

Sir William lived and Died here from 1851 to 1865. His son,Sir Joseph lived here from 1865,on and off,to 1911,though he died at his home in Sunningdale,Berkshire.

Source: http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/

English Heritage BLUE PLAQUE

English Heritage Blue Plaque to Sir William & Sir Joseph Hooker

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House History: Grade II Listed. Built early 18th century.

Don Sharp (1921-2011). Anglo-Australian Film Director,best known for his collaboration and work with the British film studios Hammer films,on several cult 60’s Hammer Horror films..
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Don_Sharp
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0789033/
Lived at: 80 Castelnau,Barnes
Screen International Film & Television Year Book 1980
House History: No
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Don Sharp (1921-2011). Anglo-Australian Film Director,best known for his collaboration and work with the British film studios Hammer films,on several cult 60’s Hammer Horror films..

Lived at: 80 Castelnau,Barnes

Screen International Film & Television Year Book 1980

House History: No

Verity Lambert (1935-2007). British Film & Television Producer,visionary co-creator of the cult British sci-fi series Dr Who.

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verity_Lambert
  2. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0483324/
  3. http://www.screenonline.org.uk/people/id/550923/
  4. Entry in the Oxford DNB: Ref: 99233

Lived at: 5 Elm Road,East Sheen

Residence: ?

British Film & Television Year Book

House History: None

RUT CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISALS (PDF)

Shows the history & architectural character of certain buildings in each designated area of protected conservation.
INITIAL PDF Link: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/conarea1_a3_rgb.pdf
NOTE: This first web link is for the Barnes Green Conservation Area Appraisal statement. To access ther other area statements rather than having to download the PDF onto your computer,should you not wish to, the areas are from 1 to 72. Where it states in the weblink as /conarea1 ,change the highlighted number (i.e. 1) designated number, example : http://www.richmond.gov.uk/conarea24_a3_rgb.pdf and you will go to that PDF.
Opens new webpages in PDF format while on internet,rather than downloading"from" internet to computer.
RUT CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISALS (PDF)

Shows the history & architectural character of certain buildings in each designated area of protected conservation.

INITIAL PDF Link: http://www.richmond.gov.uk/conarea1_a3_rgb.pdf

NOTE: This first web link is for the Barnes Green Conservation Area Appraisal statement. To access ther other area statements rather than having to download the PDF onto your computer,should you not wish to, the areas are from 1 to 72. Where it states in the weblink as /conarea,change the highlighted number (i.e. 1) designated number, example : http://www.richmond.gov.uk/conarea24_a3_rgb.pdf and you will go to that PDF.

Opens new webpages in PDF format while on internet,rather than downloading"from" internet to computer.

Richmond Upon Thames Interesting Links: For the Richmond fan

RA = Residents Association websites.

Italics = Website highly recommended,my personal favourites

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Borough-wide: 

http://www.historyworld.net/ (Local/National History-Use search box for local historical interests)

Richmond: including Richmond Green,Richmond Hill and Richmond Park: 

http://www.richmondhistory.org.uk/ (Local History)

http://www.richmondarchaeology.org.uk/ (Local History)

http://www.thevineyardrichmond.info/ (Local History)

Petersham: 

http://www.petershamvillage.org/PV/Home/Home.html (Local History and more..)

http://petershamremembers.wordpress.com/ (Local History/Recollections)

http://www.hamandpetersham.com/ (RA)

http://www.londons-arcadia.org.uk/ (Conservation)

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/ham-house/

http://hamphotos.blogspot.co.uk/

Twickenham & St Margaret’s:

http://www.twicksoc.org.uk/ (RA)

http://www.twickenham-museum.org.uk/ (Museum & Local History)

http://www.yorkhousesociety.org.uk/ (RA)

http://www.tutrotary.org/ (RA)

http://botlhs.co.uk/ (Local History)

Strawberry Hill:

http://www.shra.org.uk/ (RA,with Local History)

http://www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk (Museum,RA)

http://www.popesgrotto.org.uk/ (Local History)

Teddington: 

http://www.teddingtonsociety.org.uk/teddsoc.htm (RA)

http://teddingtontown.co.uk/

http://www.fbhp.org.uk/

Barnes & Mortlake:

http://www.barnes-history.org.uk/

Hampton & Hampton Wick: 

http://thehamptonsociety.org.uk/ (RA)

http://www.hamptonwick.org.uk/ (RA,with Local History)

http://www.hamptonvillage.org.uk/ (RA and local traders)

http://www.taggs-island.com/index.html (RA & Local History)

East & North Sheen: Limited links,often covered by Barnes links

http://www.eastsheenvillage.co.uk/

Kew:

http://www.kewsociety.org/aboutkew

http://www.kew.org/heritage/

Tourism,Local News Media,Blogs:

http://www.totallyrichmond.co.uk/

http://www.richmondandtwickenhamtimes.co.uk/ 

http://www.sheengate.co.uk/richmond-and-barnes/

BLUE PLAQUES IN THE BOROUGH:

http://view.pagetiger.com/VisitRichmondGuide/Issue1/page24.htm

PDF documents of varied interests: opens new webpage: - http://www.richmond.gov.uk/local_history_dickens.pdf

Park House,Hampton Court Road,Hampton Court
Notable Resident(s): 1
W.E.Johns (1893-1968).English Children’s writer,creator of Biggles. Residence: Lived and died here. 1953 to 1968.
SOURCE: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.twickenham-museum.org.uk/detail.asp?ContentID=283
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Year Built: Date not available,but house is clearly Georgian,mid 18th century in date.
Grade Listed: Yes. Grade II   Style:
Fact Bites: Park House overlooks the Royal Paddocks of Bushy Park,and is located on its perimeter listed wall,along Hampton Court Road.

Park House,Hampton Court Road,Hampton Court

Notable Resident(s): 1

W.E.Johns (1893-1968).English Children’s writer,creator of Biggles. Residence: Lived and died here. 1953 to 1968.

SOURCE: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.twickenham-museum.org.uk/detail.asp?ContentID=283

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Year Built: Date not available,but house is clearly Georgian,mid 18th century in date.

Grade Listed: Yes. Grade II   Style:

Fact Bites: Park House overlooks the Royal Paddocks of Bushy Park,and is located on its perimeter listed wall,along Hampton Court Road.

(Source: knightfrank.co.uk)

W.E. (William Earl) Johns (1893-1968).English Novelist,creator of Biggles.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._E._JohnsOxford DNB Ref (34199)
Lived & died at: Park House,Hampton Court Road,Hampton Court. 1953 to 1968.
SOURCE: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography & Who’s Who 1967.
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W.E. (William Earl) Johns (1893-1968) was an English Novelist and a veteran fighter pilot of WWI. Later in his life,his experiences in WWI,led him to create the children’s character of Biggles,a World war I flying ace who regularly got into adventures and battles against various villains in a series of short novels.Though W.E.Johns wrote under the pen name of ‘Captain’ W.E.Johns,he had never held that commission. Some of us might remember the corny adventure film from 1986,Biggles:An Adventure in Time..featuring the character.!

W.E. (William Earl) Johns (1893-1968).English Novelist,creator of Biggles.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._E._Johns
Oxford DNB Ref (34199)

Lived & died at: Park House,Hampton Court Road,Hampton Court. 1953 to 1968.

SOURCE: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography & Who’s Who 1967.

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W.E. (William Earl) Johns (1893-1968) was an English Novelist and a veteran fighter pilot of WWI. Later in his life,his experiences in WWI,led him to create the children’s character of Biggles,a World war I flying ace who regularly got into adventures and battles against various villains in a series of short novels.Though W.E.Johns wrote under the pen name of ‘Captain’ W.E.Johns,he had never held that commission. Some of us might remember the corny adventure film from 1986,Biggles:An Adventure in Time..featuring the character.!

Some of W.E.Johns Biggles stories..

Bushy House, Bushy Park,Teddington

Notable Resident(s): 8

King William IV,formerly Duke of Clarence (Residency:1797 to 1837)

His consort,Queen Adelaide (Residency:1818 to 1849)

His mistress,the Theatre Actress,Dorothea Jordan (Residency:1797 to 1811)

British Prime Minister,Frederick North,Lord North (Residency: 1771 to 1792)

Prince Louis of Orleans,Duke of Nemours,French Royalty. (Residency:1866 to 1871,retained ownership till his death in 1896)

George Montagu-Dunk,2nd Earl Halifax,British statesman. (Residency:1737-1771)

Sir Richard Glazebrook (1854-1935),English Physicist (Residency and laboratories of NPL 1899 to 1919)

Edward Proger,member of royal household staff to King Charles II (Residency: 1685 to 1713).

Other less distinguished residents included 

George Montague,1st Earl of Halifax (1684-1739),from 1715 to 1737.

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Year Built: 1713-1715,in current form  Grade Listed: Yes. Grade II

Style: Georgian Mansion. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushy_House for further imformation.

Bushy House is now incorporated into the grounds of the National Physics Laboratory

Sir Richard Glazebrook (1854-1935) .English Physicist.Leading figure in the foundation of the National physics Laboratory.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_GlazebrookOxford DNB Ref (33422)
Worked and had private accomodations (when it became the National Physics Laboratory) at: 
Bushy House,Bushy Park,Teddington. 1899 to 1919
SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushy_House
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Sir Richard Tetley Glazebrook (1854-1935) was an English Physicist,though not widely known for any great discoveries,became the first Director of the National Physics Laboratory,when it was set up in Teddington in the 1890’s. During his tenure,he helped lay the foundations for establishing the NPL as a world leader in physics research.
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For further reading on Wikipedia: NATIONAL PHYSICS LABORATORY.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Physical_Laboratory_(United_Kingdom)
…and its importance as a world leading site on physics research.The Bouncing Bomb, the Atomic Clock,Metal Fatigue research,the ACE Computer,Radar,theromdynamics…and many other esearch and inventions,and many notable Physicists & scinetists worked here,including Alan Turing,Sir Barnes Wallis,Robert Watson-Watt,W.L.Bragg, H.J.Gough,Louis Essen and many others..

Sir Richard Glazebrook (1854-1935) .English Physicist.Leading figure in the foundation of the National physics Laboratory.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_Glazebrook
Oxford DNB Ref (33422)

Worked and had private accomodations (when it became the National Physics Laboratory) at:

Bushy House,Bushy Park,Teddington. 1899 to 1919

SOURCE: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushy_House

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Sir Richard Tetley Glazebrook (1854-1935) was an English Physicist,though not widely known for any great discoveries,became the first Director of the National Physics Laboratory,when it was set up in Teddington in the 1890’s. During his tenure,he helped lay the foundations for establishing the NPL as a world leader in physics research.

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For further reading on Wikipedia: NATIONAL PHYSICS LABORATORY.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Physical_Laboratory_(United_Kingdom)

…and its importance as a world leading site on physics research.The Bouncing Bomb, the Atomic Clock,Metal Fatigue research,the ACE Computer,Radar,theromdynamics…and many other esearch and inventions,and many notable Physicists & scinetists worked here,including Alan Turing,Sir Barnes Wallis,Robert Watson-Watt,W.L.Bragg, H.J.Gough,Louis Essen and many others..