Twickenham  Middlesex


In 1870-72, John Marius Wilson's Imperial Gazetteer of England and Wales described Twickenham like this:

TWICKENHAM, a village and a parish in Brentford district, Middlesex. The village stands on the river Thames, and on the London and Windsor railway, 1 mile SW of Richmond; was anciently called Twitnam and Twittnaham; was noted, in last century, as a place of fashionable resort; is associated with the names of very many distinguished men, by residence in or near it; and has a post-office‡ under London SW, a r. ...

station with telegraph, a hotel, two churches, three dissenting chapels, a literary and scientific institution, large schools, and fairs on Holy Thursday and 9 and 10 Aug. The parish contains also T.-Green, Whitton village, and a new suburb of Richmond. Acres, 2,249. Real property, £41,388. Pop. in 1851, 6,254; in 1861, 8,077. Houses, 1,536. The property is much sub-divided. Strawberry Hill, erected by Horace Walpole, is a chief residence. Pope's Villa, famous as the residence of the poet Pope, has been divided into several residences. Marble Hill is the seat of Gen. Peel. Mansions, villas, and ornate cottages are very numerous. Much of the land is disposed in market-gardens. An islet, called T. Ait, is a favourite holiday resort. Both the head living and that of Trinity are vicarages in the diocese of London. Value of the former, £800;* of the latter, £200. Patrons of the former, the Dean and Canons of Windsor; of the latter, the Bishop of London. The chapelry of Montpelier and the vicarage of Whitton also are separate benefices. Kneller Hall, for training soldiers as band-masters, and the London Carpenters, alms houses, are in the parish.

Twickenham through time

Twickenham is now part of Richmond upon Thames district. Click here for graphs and data of how Richmond upon Thames has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Twickenham itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Twickenham, in Richmond upon Thames and Middlesex | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 27th January 2023

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