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Inventory Site Record

Chiswick Square (Hounslow)

Brief Description

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.

Practical Information
Site location:
Chiswick Square/Burlington Lane
Postcode:
W4
Type of site:
Square
Borough:
Hounslow
Open to public?
No
Opening times:
visible
Special conditions:
Facilities:
Events:
Public transport:
Tube: Turnham Green (District) then bus. Bus: 190
Research updated:
01/11/2005
Last minor changes:
19/07/2023

Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Full Site Description

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)

Further Information (Planning and Conservation)
Grid ref:
TQ214777 (521440,177810)
Size in hectares:
Site ownership:
private
Site management:
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,
On National Heritage List for England (NHLE), Parks & Gardens:

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

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