Place:Chiswick, Middlesex, England

Alt namesChiswick St Nicholassource: Vision of Britain
TypeParish, Urban district
Coordinates51.486°N 0.251°W
Located inMiddlesex, England
See alsoBrentford and Chiswick, Middlesex, Englandurban district (then municipal borough) which it joined in 1927
Hounslow (London Borough), Greater London, EnglandLondon Borough into which the municipal borough was transferred in 1965
source: Family History Library Catalog

Chiswick, also known as Chiswick St Nicholas, was one of the ancient parishes of Middlesex. It became an Urban District in 1894 in 1927 and merged with the neighbouring Brentford Urban District to form the Brentford and Chiswick Urban District. This was made a Municipal Borough in 1932. Brentford and Chiswick Municipal Borough was abolished in 1965, becoming part of the London Borough of Hounslow in Greater London.

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Chiswick was historically an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, with an agrarian and fishing economy. Having good communications with London from an early time Chiswick became a popular country retreat, and as part of the suburban growth of London in the late 19th and early 20th centuries the population significantly expanded.

Chiswick is a district of west London, England, and part of the London Borough of Hounslow. It contains [[wikipedia:Hogarth's House, the former residence of the 18th century English artist William Hogarth; Chiswick House, a neo-Palladian villa regarded as one of the finest in England; and Fuller's Brewery, London's largest and oldest brewery. It occupies a meander of the River Thames which is heavily used for competitive and recreational rowing, and Chiswick itself is home to several rowing clubs. The finishing post for the Boat Race is just downstream of Chiswick Bridge.

The Hogarth Roundabout in Chiswick is the point at which the M4 motorway starts for the west--to Heathrow airport, and eventually Bristol and South Wales.

Chiswick has a number of named sublocalities: Grove Park, Strand-on-the-Green and those with tube stations named after them: Gunnersbury, Turnham Green, and Bedford Park. All but Bedford Park are now within the Borough of Hounslow; Bedford Park is in the London Borough of Ealing.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Chiswick.

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