Mawson Lane, W4

Road is in an area which may have existed since the nineteenth century or before. Mainly Edwardian housing

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Mawson Lane is a road in the W4 postcode area



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Barnes

Barnes, with its 18th- and 19th-century buildings of exceptional quality, is noted for its historic village area centred on Barnes Pond.

Historically part of Surrey, Barnes appears in Domesday Book of 1086 as Berne. Its Domesday assets were: 8 hides, paying tax with Mortlake; 5 ploughs and 20 acres of meadow. The total value was £7.

The original Norman chapel of St Mary's, Barnes's village church, was built at some point between 1100 and 1150. It was subsequently extended in the early thirteenth century, and again c1485 and in 1786. After a major fire in 1978 destroyed the Victorian and Edwardian additions to the building, restoration work was completed in 1984.

Some of the oldest riverside housing in London is to be found on The Terrace, a road lined with Georgian mansions which runs along the west bend of the river. Construction of these mansions began as early as 1720. Gustav Holst and Ninette de Valois lived in houses on this stretch, both of which have corresponding blue plaques. The Terrace also has an original red brick police station, built in 1891. It has been remodelled as apartments but still preserves the original features.

The pink-fronted Rose House facing the area's pond dates to the 17th century, while Milbourne House facing The Green, the area's oldest, parts of which date to the 16th century, once belonged to Henry Fielding. The park of Barn Elms, formerly the manor house of Barnes, which was for long the parish's chief property, is now an open space and playing field.

The area between Castelnau and Lonsdale Road contains a 1930s council estate (including roads such as Nowell Road, Stillingfleet Road and Washington Road), mostly consisting of 'Boot Houses', constructed by the Henry Boot company.

The site of rock musician Marc Bolan's fatal car crash on Queen's Ride in 1977 is now Bolan's Rock Shrine. The memorial receives frequent visits from his fans, and in 1997 a bronze bust of Bolan was installed to mark the twentieth anniversary of his death. In 2007, the site was recognised by the English Tourist Board as a Site of Rock 'n' Roll Importance.

Barnes railway station was opened on 27 July 1846. The Grade II listed ticket office is adjacent to Platform 1. It was built by William Tite in 1846 and is the only survivor of a series of brick-built Tudor-style stations on the Richmond branch. It is now privately owned.
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