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  Chiswick House - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chiswick House is a Palladian villa in Burlington Lane, Chiswick, London W4, England.
In the 1750s Chiswick passed by marriage to the 4th Duke of Devonshire, who was the widower of Burlington's daughter.
The House and gardens are in the care of English Heritage, and the garden is open to the public without charge.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chiswick_House   (503 words)

  
 Chiswick - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chiswick (IPA pronunciation: [ˈtʃɪzɪk]) is an extensive district of West London, located within the eastern extremity of the London Borough of Hounslow and 5.9 miles (9.5 km) west of Charing Cross.
Chiswick is situated at the start of the North Circular Road and the M4 motorway, the latter providing a direct connection to Heathrow Airport and the M25 motorway.
Chiswick House was designed by the Third Earl of Burlington, and built for him, in 1726-9 as an extension to an earlier Jacobean house (subsequently demolished in 1788); it is considered to be among the finest surviving examples of Palladian architecture in Britain, with superb collections of paintings and furniture.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Chiswick   (1037 words)

  
 Chiswick House, London
Sometimes referred to as Burlington House after its builder Lord Burlington, the third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753), the house is a prime example of eighteenth century architecture in the Palladian style designed by architect William Kent, which emulated the great architecture of Ancient Rome being inspired by Lord Burlingtons’s travels in Italy.
Chiswick House is generally considered to be the first and one of the finest Palladian structures.
The house and surrounding landscape gardens were built between 1725 and 1729 and include a summerhouse built for Lord Burlington.
www.antiquefairs.co.uk /a-chiswick-house.html   (210 words)

  
 Chiswick Quay: Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chiswick Quay is a small estate of 68 town houses surrounding a marina on the river Thames.
Chiswick, on the north bank of the Thames, is a fashionable area with a wide variety of shops and restaurants.
Chiswick Quay was developed in 1974 around a lake and its banks which, like much of the rest of the Grove Park Conservation Area, was originally part of Lord Burlington's Chiswick House estate, but later owned by the Dukes of Devonshire.
www.chiswickquay.com   (250 words)

  
 Hounslow CIP. - Chiswick House Grounds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Chiswick House is considered to be the finest surviving example of Palladian architecture in Britain, with superb collections of paintings and furniture.
English Heritage are curators of the house and numerous artefacts in the grounds and the landscape is managed by CIP.
The house and grounds were formed in the mid 17th century by Sir Edward Seymour, and bought by the 1st Earl of Burlington in 1682.
www.hounslow.info /chiswickhouse.htm   (203 words)

  
 Chiswick House and Grounds
Scott Wilson was appointed by English Heritage and the London Borough of Hounslow to undertake historic restoration of the grounds of Chiswick House, London.
Chiswick House and its grounds are of international heritage significance.
The house itself is one of the most glorious examples of neoclassical architecture in the UK, and is complemented by its pioneering 18th century Italianate grounds.
www.scottwilson.com /Default.aspx?page=8937   (202 words)

  
 Chiswick House Grounds
CIP, whose management responsibility on behalf of Chiswick House Ground’s owner London Borough of Hounslow includes this Walled Garden area, are proposing to bring this area back into use as part of their overall project for the restoration of the Grounds.
Chiswick House Friends are very enthusiastic about the initiative to bring the Walled Garden back into use and are generally supportive of CIP’s Heritage Plant proposal.
We should all support the wider initiative to transform the Grade 1 listed Chiswick House Grounds from the dilapidated, run-down disgrace full of litter, vandals and pot holes into a destination to be proud of, well maintained and with features and attractions that are fitting to the place and worthy of a popular audience.
www.chiswickw4.com /info/echg6.htm   (692 words)

  
 Chiswick. Bedford Park. Chiswick House. (London Walks)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Their thirteen-year-old son, David, was struck in the face.†When razor blades began to drift around the house and a spanner thrown by an unseen hand smashed a window pane, the family called the police.
Chiswick House was a monument to the earl’s appreciation of art, and was used as a meeting place for artists, sculptors and influential politicians before becoming a home and an entertainment venue for various dukes of Devonshire.
The timbered walls of this quaint old house once echoed to the chatter of the tap room and the clink of beer tankards, but the building has long since been converted to a pleasant private house.
www.london-walks.co.uk /43/chiswick-bedford-park-chi.shtml   (2541 words)

  
 Wholething - Chiswick House and Gardens
Chiswick House and Gardens is England's first and one of the finest examples of neo-Palladian architecture set in a beautiful 65-acre estate.
Chiswick House and Gardens is considered to be the birthplace of the English landscape movement and a major environmental and recreational resource, receiving over 1 million visits every year.
The project is being led by Chiswick House and Gardens Trust which has been established between English Heritage and the London Borough of Hounslow to integrate the management of the House and Gardens.
www.chgt.org.uk   (334 words)

  
 Chiswick walk
The gardens of Chiswick House are free and the house is managed by English Heritage.
Kelmscott House of the 1780s was the home of author George MacDonald and later William Morris.
Chiswick House was designed by its owner Lord Burlington in the 1720s as a Palladian villa in which to display his art collection and entertain his friends.
www.london-footprints.co.uk /wkchiswickroute.htm   (862 words)

  
 The DiCamillo Companion - Database:  History, Gardens, Movies
Burlington was an enthusiastic promoter of the Italian Renaissance architect Palladio and put Palladio's principles to work in the design of Chiswick House, which Burlington designed between 1725 and 1729 as an adjunct to an earlier house of circa 1717, which stood to the southeast of today's villa.
Chiswick is one of 5 Palladian houses built in Britain based on Palladio's famous 16th century Villa Rotunda outside Vicenza (the others being Nuthall Temple, Nottinghamshire [demolished]; Mereworth Castle, Kent; Henbury Hall, Cheshire; and Foots Cray Place, Kent [demolished]).
Chiswick was one of the first Palladian villas in Britain, and is considered one of the finest examples of Palladian architecture in the UK.
www.dicamillocompanion.com /Houses_hgpm.asp?ID=448   (505 words)

  
 Hounslow CIP. - Hogarth's House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Hogarth's House in Chiswick, built around 1700, was the country home of the great painter, engraver and satirist William Hogarth (1697 - 1764) from 1749 until his death.
In Hogarth's time the house stood at the north-west edge of the old village of Chiswick, close to the Thames, so it would have been as easy for him to come to Chiswick by boat as by road.
After his death his widow Jane continued to live in the house for a further 25 years, until her own death in 1789.
www.hounslow.info /hogarthshouse   (181 words)

  
 Chiswick House Gardens, Burlington Lane, W4
Chiswick House is a wonderful example of an English Palladian villa.
One of the most glorious examples of 18th century British architecture, Chiswick House was designed by the third Earl of Burlington (1694-1753).
Chiswick House garden grounds are set to return to their former splendour after a charitable trust has been established to oversee the restoration, management and protection of the gardens and park.
www.guidetorichmond.co.uk /chiswick.html   (509 words)

  
 Virtual Chiswick Home Page
This is a picture gallery of Chiswick, a leafy, attractive, and expensive suburb about six miles west of central London.
The area is roughly circular, two miles across, with posh Bedford Park to the north and a long lazy loop of the river Thames to the south.
It's a mostly residential, villagey sort of place, awash with cafes, trees, artists, commuters, and estate agents, with architecture ranging from Palladian Chiswick House to elegant 1880's houses by Norman Shaw and swish twenty-first century offices by Richard Rogers.
www.virtual-chiswick.ukonline.co.uk   (248 words)

  
 Chiswick Farmers & Fine Food Market Dukes Meadows W4
Chiswick Farmers and Fine Food Market Dukes Meadows W4 Fresh wholesome food, including a range of organic produce, direct from the people who grew it.
is held in the in the Farmyard to the rear of the Grove Park Farm House.
is held in the farmyard setting of the Grove Park Farm House, adjacent to the Dukes Meadows recreational area, Chiswick House and Grounds and the River Thames.
www.dukesmeadowstrust.org /farmersmarket.html   (417 words)

  
 Cherry Blossom Boot Polish
At first the the polish was put into tins of their own manufacture by hand, but by the end of 1907 the mixing and filling had been mechanised.
However, Mr Mason's greatest work of all as far as Chiswick is concerned was, the establishment of the Hospital, which he later endowed.
Extensive grounds to Boston House were laid out for all types of games, including a bowling green, eight grass tennis courts and four all-weather courts, plus a well equipped sports pavilion.
chiswickpolish.homestead.com /cherryblossom.html   (747 words)

  
 Ivy Gate House, Chiswick in West London :: Places to Stay in the UK
The house is 5 minutes away from the beginning of the M4 Motorway and within easy reach of Heathrow Airport and Central London.
Chiswick Park Underground (District Line) and South Acton (Silverlink main line) stations are just a few minutes walk away.
Chiswick Park Station is 4 stops before Ealing Broadway.Ivy Gate House is a short walk from Chiswick Park Station.
www.placestostayintheuk.co.uk /docs/deluxedisplay.asp?id=2023   (646 words)

  
 Images of Chiswick House by Lord Burlington   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Unlike Palladio's Rotonda which is symmetrical with all facades identical, Chiswick House has three different elevations: the front and garden fronts are different, although the two side elevations are alike.
Hewlings himself provides an exhaustive catalog of Chiswick's numerous potential borrowings and quotations from ancient buildings, his thesis being that Burlington is much more indebted to ancient architecture than he is to Palladio's practice.
Harris comments that "identifying the sources of Chiswick's details has been criticized but with Burlington it does matter, for unlike any other architect of his time he was obsessed by the search for authority, delving into his antique and renaissance storehouse or paper museum of precedents" (115).
www.bluffton.edu /~sullivanm/england/london/chiswick/burlington.html   (967 words)

  
 Chiswick House Garden - a Gardens Guide review
The area between the house and the canal, occupied by a maze in 1730, was the first to be treated in this way.
Stage 3: by1733 William Kent was recognised as having introduced ‘the natural taste in gardening’, probably in the area between the house and the canal.
The maze was removed and the area treated in a manner which became famous as ‘the English style’.
www.gardenvisit.com /g/chis.htm   (422 words)

  
 Chiswick House at Chiswick House - Historic Houses - Around Town - Time Out London   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Richard Boyle, the third Earl of Burlington, designed Chiswick House, a romantic 18th-century villa and gardens, to evoke classical Italian themes.
The house was a show piece, used for entertaining and to display the Earl's collection of paintings, many of which remain.
Next door was an older house, now demolished, where the Burlington's actually lived although Lady Burlington did turn one room into a bedroom after the death of her husband.
www.timeout.com /london/aroundtown/events/171234/chiswick_house.html   (224 words)

  
 Chiswick Community School
Nicely located just next to Chiswick House Grounds with very good sports facilities, it doesn't set the world on fire academically but performs soundly enough given the composition of the in-take and has seen a strong improvement in recent years.
Where weaknesses are identified by inspectors, Chiswick has a track record of taking them on board and addressing them.
Chiswick is also very strong on addressing the concerns of parents.
nnet-server.com /server/common/community/schchiswick.htm   (307 words)

  
 Chiswick Guest House   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
From Sutton Court Road cross the railway bridge on right and turn left towards the Grove Park Pub, which is at the top of Spencer Road.
Chiswick Guest House is 40 Spencer Road the last house on the left.
Outside the station catch the E3 bus to Chiswick National rail train station.
www.chiswickguesthouse.co.uk /Area.htm   (199 words)

  
 Chiswick House, Chiswick - London - UK Attraction
Chiswick House, Chiswick - London - UK Attraction
Arguably one of the most glorious examples of 18th century British architecture, Chiswick House was designed by Lord Burlington to emulate the style and elegance of ancient Rome.
Sitting in acres of spectacular Italianate gardens filled with classical temples, statues and obelisks, it is home to the sumptuous interiors of William Kent including the Blue Velvet Room with its gilded decoration and intricate ceiling paintings.
www.ukattraction.com /london/chiswick-house.htm   (212 words)

  
 Grove Park Farm House Chiswick   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Joseph Jessop or namesake was listed as a market gardener in 1862 and was still at Grove Park Farm in 1887, it was one of the parish’s 17 agricultural holdings in 1900 and 5 in 1920, presumably the only one of more than 150.
is held in the in the yard to the rear of the Grove Park Farm House.
The farm building, used either as a fruit or grain store belonging to the Grove Park Farm is the last one remaining out of three.
www.homestead.com /fodm/groveparkfarm.html   (172 words)

  
 Chiswick on 43 Places   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
I have lived in Chiswick since I was 4, nearly 15 years and it is great.
I’m at University in Bedford at the moment but I miss Chiswick, it a very friendly place with everything you need and if it doesnt have something you need just jump on one bus and that will take you anywhere.
The name, Chiswick (don’t pronounce the w), comes from the Old English for Cheese Farm, as there was probably one of those in the area a long time ago.
www.43places.com /places/view/644082   (476 words)

  
 Devonshire House, Chiswick, London - pub details # beerintheevening.com
Chiswick (0.9 miles), Gunnersbury (1 mile), South Acton (1.1 miles)
Duke Of York, Chiswick (0.1 miles), Fox and Hounds, Chiswick (0.2 miles), Pickwicks Wine Bar, Chiswick (0.2 miles), George and Devonshire, Chiswick (0.2 miles), Mawson Arms, Chiswick (0.2 miles) - see more nearby pubs
There are far nicer restaurants and pubs with better service and food on Chiswick High Road, there really is not much point coming all the way down Devonshire Road to get to this place.
www.beerintheevening.com /pubs/s/46/4678/Devonshire_House/Chiswick   (529 words)

  
 CHISWICK GUEST HOUSE, London, Greater London, UK, England Bed and Breakfast
Chiswick Guest House is a comfortable family run Bed & Breakfast establishment, overlooking playing fields in a quiet pleasant area of Chiswick.
Welcome to Chiswick Guest House, located in West London, Chiswick.
Close to Chiswick Park tube and National Rail (direct to Waterloo in 20 minutes).
www.pillowsandpancakes.com /bnb/1000140/CHISWICK%20GUEST%20HOUSE   (254 words)

  
 A touch of elegance - Chiswick House and gardens, London - Reviews of A touch of elegance - Chiswick House and gardens ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Or alternately walk along the river from Hammersmith, Chiswick House is at the end of the Thames Walk.
The house itself was built as a "temple to the arts" and was where Lord Burlington used to entertain his friends Swift, Handel and Alexander Pope.
If you tire of the House and gardens, follow the north entrance out and walk east along the A4 for a few minutes and you will come to Hogarths house.
www.igougo.com /travelcontent/JournalEntryActivity.aspx?entryID=6900   (498 words)

  
 Chiswick House : Properties : Days Out & Events : English Heritage
Chiswick House is one of the most glorious examples of 18th-century British architecture.
The Classical gardens at Chiswick are a perfect complement to the house.
Chiswick House is available to hire for corporate and private events
www.english-heritage.org.uk /server/show/conProperty.100   (489 words)

  
 Hampton Court '2002 - ICanGarden.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
While the house was built chiefly as his residence, Lord Burlington was intent on creating a setting fit for his collection of art and books.
You can enjoy the charms of the house, including the lavish Blue Velvet Room, and then step outside to the perfect symmetry of the Italianate gardens with their statues, temples, obelisks and urns.
The area between the house and the canal, occupied by a maze in 1730, was
www.icangarden.com /Pix/hampton2002_1.cfm   (624 words)

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