Joint event with the Kew Society: Talk by Stephen Bartlett on The Priory Estate in Kew – when the developers moved in…

Date(s) - Monday 13 November 2023
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Duke Street Church

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In this talk, a joint event with the Kew Society,  Stephen Bartlett looks at how one of Kew’s previously hidden and rural estates was transformed after 1875 into the residential area we know today.

The process lasted more than 25 years and was driven by a number of individuals with strong characters and “colourful” lives. As a result, the estate is a time-capsule of late Victorian and Edwardian architecture, as even a short walk around this compact area makes evident.

Stephen Bartlett

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 and the Selwyn estate, on the building of Lawn Crescent, and on the architect who created the parades at Kew Gardens station. 

A videorecording of Stephen’s 2021 talk on Lawn Crescent in Kew is available on our YouTube channel,