Green Cottage in Park Road
Green Cottage in Park Road
Record No
163158
Title
Green Cottage in Park Road
Description
38 Park Road, originally known Green Cottage, was built in 1830 by Henry Walker, one of a family of the earliest property developers of Hampton Wick. It is located on the corner of a modern road Bennet Close, named after Timothy Bennet, a local cobbler commemorated for campaigning for public right of way across Bushy Park, which was once an access route to an iron and brass foundry on the site now occupied by the local public library. Like many of the houses and cottages in Park Road, number 38 is listed locally as a Building of Townscape Merit and is in the Hampton Wick conservation area of Richmond-upon-Thames. This photograph was taken when the house appears to have been in some state of dereliction, the windows all being boarded up. It also predates the construction of Bennet Close, which necessitated the removal of the south-eastern extension of the house to the right of this view. Number 36, seen here to the right of view across the access route to the foundry site, was built in 1850 by John Walker of the same family.
Date of execution
1975
Section
London Metropolitan Archives
Collection
LCC Photograph Library
Medium
photograph
Catalogue No
SC_PHL_01_688_75_6134
London picture map location
Exact
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