Post by Recliner Post by Marland
ISTR there is a marker stone that marks the boundary between Hammersmith
A good many of the properties along there now belong to Russian oligarchs
I'm assuming that the oligarchs don't live in the flood-prone
low-lying properties close to the river? Judging by these household
flood barriers and glass walls, the river gets pretty high on a
The young couple who told us said they were rented out at high rents or in
the case of the one they were in they were living there as caretakers but
the owner had only visited once in over a year,the. The couple had Eastern
The river floods at high tides frequently, possibly you noticed vegetation
in the road that is often left at times of high tidal levels.
I don’t know if in the past the basements just got wet and people lived
Now a lot of those basements will be living space rather than a coal hole.
Surprising now but that bit of Chiswick became a bit of a backwater after
the LSWR routes were opened both the existing national rail over Barnes
bridge and what is now the District from Richmond to Hammersmith
moved focus away from the river as market gardens around Turnham Green and
Ravenscourt Court Park were built on, though the Hammersmith and Chiswick
which got there from the North London Route got stifled on the way and lost
its passenger service early having run a rail motor through cabbage fields
only to find that the new house owners that took over preferred the LSWR
As a backwater the riverside appealed to arty types.
One of those basements is a museum to William Morris the 19th century
designer of various things who lived in the house above in the 1870’s.