Merton Avenue, W4

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2017


Merton Avenue is a road in the W4 postcode area



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VIEW THE CHISWICK AREA IN THE 1750s
The 1750 Rocque map is bounded by Sudbury (NW), Snaresbrook (NE), Eltham (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE CHISWICK AREA IN THE 1800s
The 1800 mapping is bounded by Stanmore (NW), Woodford (NE), Bromley (SE) and Hampton Court (SW).
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VIEW THE CHISWICK AREA IN THE 1830s
The 1830 mapping is bounded by West Hampstead (NW), Hackney (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Chelsea (SW).
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VIEW THE CHISWICK AREA IN THE 1860s
The 1860 mapping is bounded by Brent Cross (NW), Stratford (NE), Greenwich (SE) and Hammermith (SW).
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VIEW THE CHISWICK AREA IN THE 1900s
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Chiswick

Chiswick: Cheese Farm.

Chiswick is a large suburb of west London. It contains Hogarth's House, the former residence of the 18th century English artist William Hogarth; Chiswick House, a neo-Palladian villa regarded as one of the finest in England; and Fuller's Brewery, London's largest and oldest brewery.

Chiswick is located on a meander of the River Thames which is heavily used for competitive and recreational rowing, and Chiswick itself is home to several clubs. The finishing post for the Boat Race is just downstream of Chiswick Bridge.

The area was historically an ancient parish in the county of Middlesex, with an agrarian and fishing economy. Having good communications with London from an early time Chiswick became a popular country retreat, and as part of the suburban growth of London in the late 19th and early 20th centuries the population significantly expanded. It became the Municipal Borough of Brentford and Chiswick in 1932 and has formed part of Greater London since 1965.

Chiswick was first recorded c.1000 as Ceswican; the name Chiswick is of Old English origin meaning 'Cheese Farm' and originates from the riverside meadows and farms that are thought to have supported an annual cheese fair on Dukes Meadows up until the 18th century.

Chiswick grew up as a fishing village around St Nicholas church on Church Street. The parish included Strand-on-the-Green, Little Sutton and Turnham Green. By the early nineteenth century the fishing industry in and around Chiswick was declining as the growth of industry and the invention of the flush toilet were causing pollution in the river. Fish began to die out and the river became unsuitable as a spawning ground. Locks upstream also made the river impassable by migratory fish such as salmon and shad. From the 18th century onwards the High Road became built up with inns and large houses.

The population of Chiswick grew almost tenfold during the 19th century, reaching 30,000 in 1901, and the area is a mixture of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian housing. Suburban building began in Gunnersbury in the 1860s and in Bedford Park, on the borders of Chiswick and Acton, in 1875.

The first V-2 rocket to hit London fell on Chiswick on 8 September 1944, killing three people, injuring 22 others and causing extensive damage to surrounding trees and buildings. Six houses were demolished by the rocket and many more suffered damage. There is a memorial where the rocket fell on Staveley Road. There is also a War Memorial at the east end of Turnham Green.


LOCATIONS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
Arts Educational School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 11 and 18.
Bedford Park:   Built between 1875 and 1886 in west London, Bedford Park is the first garden suburb and one of the most influential housing developments in Britain.
Belmont Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Chiswick:   Chiswick: Cheese Farm.
Chiswick and Bedford Park Preparatory School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Chiswick Children’s Centre:   This is a children’s centre.
Good Shepherd RC Primary School:   Voluntary aided school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
Gothick Cottage:   The address of Gothick Cottage was 372 Goldhawk Road, W6
Heathfield House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 11.
Hogarth's House:   Hogarth's House is the former country home of the 18th century English artist William Hogarth in Chiswick. The House now belongs to the London Borough of Hounslow and is open to visitors free of charge.
Orchard House School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11. Admissions policy: Non-selective.
Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital:   Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital is one of the oldest maternity hospitals in Europe, dating from 1739, and until 1998 occupied a site in Goldhawk Road.
Queensmill School:   Community special school which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 25.
Saint Peter’s Square Garden:   
Southfield Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.
The Harrodian School:   Other independent school which accepts students between the ages of 4 and 18.
Turnham Green:   
Wendell Park Primary School:   Community school (Primary) which accepts students between the ages of 3 and 11.


PHOTOS OF THE AREA
Fuller's, Chiswick:   This image depicts workers outside Fuller's Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, about 1900.


NEARBY STREETS AND BUILDINGS ON THE UNDERGROUND MAP
A316, W4 · Abinger Road, W4 · Acton Lane, W4 · Addison Grove, W4 · Agnes Road, W3 · Airedale Avenue, W4 · Airedale Road South, W4 · Albion Court, W6 · Alexandra Road, W4 · Alfred Close, W4 · Allied Way, W3 · Alwyn Avenue, W4 · Annandale Road, W4 · Annardale Road, W4 · Anstice Close, W4 · Antrobus Road, W4 · Arlington Gardens, W4 · Arnott Close, W4 · Ashbourne Grove, W4 · Ashchurch Park Villas, W12 · Ashchurch Terrace, W12 · Askew Crescent, W12 · Askew Road, W12 · Aylmer Road, W12 · Balfern Grove, W4 · Barley Mo Passage, W4 · Barley Mow Centre, W4 · Barley Mow Passage, W4 · Barrowgate Road, W4 · Bassein Park Road, W12 · Bath Road, W4 · Beaconsfield Close, W4 · Beaconsfield Road, W4 · Beardsley Way, W4 · Beaumont Road, W4 · Becklow Road, W12 · Bedford Corner, W4 · Bedford Park Corner, W4 · Bedford Park, W4 · Bedford Road, W4 · Beech Avenue, W3 · Belgrave Court, W4 · Belgrave Road, SW13 · Bell Industrial Estate, W4 · Belmont Grove, W4 · Belmont Road, W4 · Belmont Terrace, W4 · Bennett Street, W4 · Berestede Road, W6 · Berrymede Road, W4 · Beverley Road, W4 · Binden Road, W12 · Birkbeck Grove, W4 · Black Lion Lane, W6 · Black Lion Mews, W6 · Blandford Road, W4 · Blenheim Road, W4 · Bollo Lane, W4 · Bond Street, W4 · Boston Gardens, W4 · Brackley Road, W4 · Brackley Terrace, W4 · Bridge Street, W4 · Bridlington Lane, W4 · British Grove South, W4 · British Grove, W4 · British Grove, W6 · Broad Passage, W3 · Brookfield Road, W4 · Burlington Gardens, W4 · Burlington Road, W4 · Cambridge Road North, W4 · Canham Mews, W3 · Canham Road, W3 · Carelia Court, W4 · Castle Row, W4 · Cedars Road, W4 · Chapter Close, W4 · Chardin Road, W4 · Charlotte Court, W6 · Chaseley Court, W4 · Chiswick Bridge, W4 · Chiswick Common Road, W4 · Chiswick Health Centre Fishers Lane, W4 · Chiswick High Road, W4 · Chiswick Lane South, W4 · Chiswick Lane, W4 · Chiswick Mall, W4 · Chiswick Square, W4 · Chiswick Terrace, W4 · Church Path, W4 · Church Street, W4 · Clement Close, W4 · Cleveland Avenue, W4 · Clifton Avenue, W12 · Clifton Gardens, W4 · Clovelly Road, W4 · Cobbold Mews, W12 · Cobbold Road, W12 · Cobbold Road, W3 · Colonial Drive, W4 · Coombe Road, W4 · Copenhagen Gardens, W4 · Corney Reach Way, W4 · Corney Road, W4 · Cornwall Grove, W4 · Cosmur Close, W12 · Cowley Road, W3 · Cranbrook Road, W4 · Crofton Avenue, W4 · Cunnington Street, W4 · Curricle Street, W3 · Dartmouth Place, W4 · Davis Road, W3 · Devonhurst Place, W4 · Devonshire Road, W4 · Devonshire Street, W4 · Disraeli Close, W4 · Dolman Road, W4 · Dolphin Square, W4 · Dorchester Grove, W4 · Dordrecht Road, W3 · Du Cros Road, W3 · Dukes Avenue, W4 · Dukes Gate, W4 · East Vale, W3 · Eastbury Grove, W4 · Eastman Road, W4 · Edans Court, W12 · Edensor Gardens, W4 · Edensor Road, W4 · Elizabeth Gardens, W3 · Ellesmere Road, W4 · Elliott Road, W4 · Emlyn Road, W12 · Emlyn Road, W6 · Ennismore Avenue, W4 · Eridge Road, W4 · Esmond Road, W4 · Essex Park Mews, W3 · Essex Place Square, W4 · Essex Place, W4 · Evelyn Road, W4 · Evershed Walk, W4 · Eynham House, W4 · Eyot Gardens, W4 · Eyot Gardens, W6 · Fairfax Road, W4 · Fairlawn Court, W4 · Fielding Road, W4 · First Avenue, W3 · Fishers Lane, W4 · Fitzroy Crescent, W4 · Flanchford Road, W12 · Flanchford Road, W6 · Flanders Mansions, W4 · Flanders Road, W4 · Fletcher Road, W4 · Florence Road, W4 · Foster Road, W4 · Fromows Corner, W4 · Gainsborough Road, W4 · Galata Road, SW13 · Garden Court, W4 · Garth Court, W4 · Garth Road, W4 · Gayford Road, W12 · Gladstone Road, W4 · Goldhawk Road, W6 · Graham Road, W4 · Grange Road, W4 · Grantham Road, W4 · Grasmere Court, SW13 · Great Chertsey Road, W4 · Greenend Road, W4 · Grosvenor Road, W4 · Gunnersbury Avenue, W4 · Gunnersbury Mews, W4 · Gwynne Close, W4 · Hadley Gardens, W4 · Hamilton Road, W4 · Hammersmith Terrace, W4 · Hammersmith Terrace, W6 · Hardwicke Road, W4 · Hartswood Road, W12 · Harvard Road, W4 · Hatfield Road, W4 · Hawkshead Road, W4 · Heathfield Court, W4 · Heathfield Gardens, W4 · Hogarth Business Park, W4 · Hogarth Lane, W4 · Hogarth Roundabout, W4 · Holly Road, W4 · Homefield Road, W4 · Horticultural Place, W4 · Howsman Road, SW13 · Huntingdon Gardens, W4 · Invermead Close, W6 · Ivy Crescent, W4 · Jeddo Road, W12 · Kings Place, W4 · Kings Yard, E15 · Kingscote Road, W4 · Kingswood Road, W4 · Kinnear Road, W12 · Kirton Close, W4 · Land at Prebend Gardens, W6 · Landor Walk, W12 · Larch Avenue, W3 · Larch Drive, W4 · Larden Road, W3 · Linkenholt Mansions, W6 · London Stile, W4 · Lonsdale Road, SW13 · Lonsdale Road, W4 · Manor Way, W4 · Maple Avenue, W3 · Marlborough Crescent, W4 · Marlborough Road, W4 · Mawson Lane, W4 · Mayfield Avenue, W4 · Mayfield Road, W12 · Merton Avenue, W4 · Mills Row, W4 · Montgomery Road, W4 · Mulberry Place, W6 · Multi Way, W3 · Netheravon Road South, W4 · Netheravon Road Subway, W4 · Netheravon Road, W4 · Newton Grove, W4 · North Verbena Gardens, W6 · Oak Way, W3 · Old Burlington Lane, W4 · Old Oak Road, W12 · Oxford Court, W4 · Palgrave Road, W12 · Park Road North, W4 · Pavilion Studios The Pavilion, W4 · Paxton Road, W4 · Pleydell Avenue, W6 · Powell’s Walk, W4 · Power Road Studios, W4 · Power Road, W4 · Prebend Gardens, W4 · Prebend Gardens, W6 · Priory Avenue, W4 · Priory Gardens, W4 · Priory Road, W4 · Promenade Approach, W4 · Prospect Place, W4 · Pumping Station Road, W4 · Queen Anne’s Gardens, W4 · Queen Anne’s Grove, W4 · Queen Anns Grove, W4 · Ramillies Road, W4 · Ravenscourt Gardens, W6 · Ravenscourt Square, W6 · Ravensmede Way, W4 · Reynolds Road, W4 · Rock Lane, CR3 · Roman Road, W4 · Rothschild Road, W4 · Rugbey Road, W4 · Rupert Road, W4 · Russell Close, W4 · Russell Kerr Close, W4 · Rusthall Avenue, W4 · Rylett Crescent, W12 · Rylett Road, W12 · Saint Albans Avenue, W4 · Saint Elmo Road, W12 · Saint Peter’s Square, W6 · Salisbury Court, W4 · Saltcoats Road, W4 · Saville Road, W4 · Second Avenue, W3 · Seymour Road, W4 · Shirley Road, W4 · Silver Crescent · Silver Crescent, W3 · Silver Crescent, W4 · Somerset Road, W4 · South Black Lion Lane, W6 · South Parade, W4 · South Side, W6 · Southfield Road, W4 · Speldhurst Road, W4 · St Albans Avenue, W4 · St Elmo Road, W12 · St Georges Road, W4 · St Peter’s Wharf, W6 · St Peter’s Square, W6 · St. Albans Avenue, W4 · Stamford Brook Avenue, W6 · Stamford Brook Gardens, W6 · Stamford Brook Road, W6 · Stamford Court, W6 · Station Parade, W4 · Steele Road, W4 · Strand-on-The-Green, W4 · Strauss Road, W4 · Stronsa Road, W12 · Sutton Lane North, W4 · Sutton Road North, W4 · Swainson Road, W3 · Swanscombe Road, W4 · Sycamore Close, W3 · Temple Road, W4 · Thames Crescent, W4 · The Avenue, W4 · The Axis, W4 · The Gatehouse Hogarth Lane, W4 · The Meres, SW13 · The Orchard, W4 · The Power House, W4 · The Vale Acton, W3 · The Vale, W3 · The Wakefield Centre, W6 · Third Avenue, W3 · Thorney Hedge Road, W4 · Thornton Avenue, W4 · Town Hall Avenue, W4 · Turnham Green Terrace Mews, W4 · Turnham Green Terrace, W4 · Upham Park Road, W4 · Valetta Road, W12 · Valetta Road, W3 · Vanbrugh Road, W4 · Vaughan Avenue, W6 · Verdun Road, SW13 · Verona Court, W4 · Wadhurst Road, W4 · Warple Mews, W3 · Warple Way, W3 · Wavendon Avenue, W4 · Wellesley Road Bridge, W4 · Wellesley Road, W4 · Welstead Way, W4 · Welstead Way, W6 · Wendell Road, W12 · Westcroft Square, W6 · Western Terrace, W6 · Whellock Road, W4 · Whitehall Gardens, W4 · Wilkinson Way, W4 · Wilmington Avenue, W4 · Wilson Walk, W4 · Wilton Avenue, W4 · Windmill Passage, W4 · Windmill Road, W4 · Wood Street, W4 · Woodstock Road, W4 ·
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John Rocque Map of Ealing and Acton (1762)
John Rocque (c. 1709–1762) was a surveyor, cartographer, engraver, map-seller and the son of Huguenot émigrés. Roque is now mainly remembered for his maps of London. This map dates from the second edition produced in 1762. London and his other maps brought him an appointment as cartographer to the Prince of Wales in 1751. His widow continued the business after his death. The map covers an area from Greenford in the northwest to Hammersmith in the southeast.
John Rocque, The Strand, London

Environs of London (1832) FREE DOWNLOAD
Engraved map. Hand coloured. Relief shown by hachures. A circle shows "Extent of the twopenny post delivery."
Chapman and Hall, London

London Underground Map (1921).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1921.
London Transport

The Environs of London (1865).  FREE DOWNLOAD
Prime meridian replaced with "Miles from the General Post Office." Relief shown by hachures. Map printed in black and white.
Published By J. H. Colton. No. 172 William St. New York

London Underground Map (1908).  FREE DOWNLOAD
London Underground map from 1908.
London Transport

Ordnance Survey of the London region (1939) FREE DOWNLOAD
Ordnance Survey colour map of the environs of London 1:10,560 scale
Ordnance Survey. Crown Copyright 1939.

Outer London (1901) FREE DOWNLOAD
Outer London shown in red, City of London in yellow. Relief shown by hachures.
Stanford's Geographical Establishment. London : Edward Stanford, 26 & 27, Cockspur St., Charing Cross, S.W. (1901)
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