Print-friendly version of this page Petersham is a place in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames on the east of the bend in the River Thames.
Douglas Footpath is a road in the TW10 postcode area
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Petersham appears in Domesday Book as being held by Chertsey Abbey.
The village was the birthplace in 1682 of Archibald Campbell, later 3rd Duke of Argyll who went on to found the Royal Bank of Scotland in 1727. The explorer George Vancouver retired to Petersham.
In 1847 Queen Victoria granted Pembroke Lodge to John, Earl Russell, 1st Earl Russell. Lord Russell’s grandson, Bertrand Russell, spent some of his childhood there.