Forerunners of the existing Chiswick House, which was created by the earl of Burlington (d.
1753) and enlarged by his Cavendish heirs, the dukes of Devonshire, lay between Chiswick village and, to the northwest, Little Sutton and Turnham Green.
In 1979, after much intervening building had taken place, Old Chiswick and Strand-on-the-Green remained as accessible from Hammersmith and Brentford respectively as from each other, or even from Turnham Green.
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“Chiswick” has an Old English meaning, “Cheese Farm”, and originates from the farms and riverside meadows which are thought to have sustained an annual cheese fair up until the mid 18th century.
Over 100 skulls retrieved from the Thames, are believed to have been offerings to their Gods from river burials made by Iron Age people (650BC-43AD).
The Romans built two roads through Chiswick which converged at Turnham Green and Roman pottery and building material has been found by the river near St Nicholas Church.
‘It’s a really special part of London,’ he says, enthusing about the interesting food shops, butchers, greengrocers, even Chiswick House and the swimming pool around the corner from his new home, where he takes a daily dip.
Stein loves life by the water – whether it’s in his Cornish HQ of Padstow or now his falling for The Depot, where he explains one of the things he loves most is that ‘the views are almost more important than the food’.