Talk by Stephen Bartlett: John Hamilton, architect of Kew’s Parades

Date(s) - Monday 10 October 2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Duke Street Church

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The grand, red-brick Victorian parades to the west of Kew Gardens station will be a familiar sight to residents and to millions of visitors, but for the first quarter-century after the station opened there was just grass there. When they did get built, what appeared was not what their designer had first imagined…

Join us while Stephen Bartlett tells how architect John Hamilton and builder Harry Harper brought us the site sometimes known as “Kew Village” and also left their mark on Sandycombe Road – all once part of the estates of the Leyborne-Popham family.

Stephen Bartlett lives in Kew and is often to be seen peering at buildings round and about. He has previously given talks to the Richmond Local History Society about Royston House on the Selwyn estate, and on the building of Lawn Crescent.