Mon 14 January 2019
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Duke Street Church
In this talk, a joint event with The Kew Society, Stephen Bartlett tells the story of Royston House – one of the grand “lost houses” of Kew Road – and of its various occupants. His talk focuses on a fascinating area and epoch in the local history of Kew up to World War I, touching on Lichfield Road and neighbouring roads and on the builders of this part of the former Selwyn estate, who created the streetscapes we are familiar with today.
Stephen Bartlett has lived in Kew for more than 20 years and has become interested in its local history. His current research concerns previous residents of the Selwyn estate. He has written two article on Royston House and its neighbours, published in Richmond History 38 (2017) and Richmond History 39 (2018).