St Margarets, London


St Margarets, London

infobox UK place
country = England
map_type = Greater London
region= London
population=
official_name= St. Margarets
london_borough= Richmond
constituency_westminster= Twickenham
post_town= TWICKENHAM
postcode_district=TW1
postcode_area= TW
dial_code= 020
os_grid_reference= TQ168742
latitude= 51.46
longitude= -0.32

St. Margarets (or St Margaret's), Middlesex is a suburban area in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, about 9 miles west-southwest of central London. It is bounded by the River Thames to the east and the River Crane to the west and north; the northern limit, less well defined, has changed with local government boundary changes. St Margarets does not pass any further south than Richmond Road, Twickenham.

Character

There are some tree-lined residential roads and a range of shops and cafés.Twickenham Studios are in the middle of the area. Between St Margarets Road and the railway line (to the east of the "village") is a residential estate, "Twickenham Park".

St Margaret of Scotland Roman Catholic church on St Margarets Road was built to a modern design of the architect Austin Winckley and opened in 1969 In 1999 it became a Grade II listed building. A "village" atmosphere and a less transient population than some areas of London are key features.

The area closer to Richmond Bridge is known by its inhabitants as East Twickenham and is not generally regarded as part of St Margarets.

St Margarets Fair is held each July the public space, Moormead Park by the River Crane.

History

Modern St. Margarets dates from the arrival of the railway.

In 1814 the painter J.M.W. Turner built Solus Lodge in Sandycoombe Road. The house survives as Sandycoombe Lodge. Many Victorian houses remain.

Education

Neighbouring areas

Neighbouring districts include Richmond to the east (across Richmond Bridge or Richmond Lock), Twickenham to the southwest and Isleworth to the northwest (across the River Crane). Access to the east and south is prevented by the lack of a fixed river crossing between Richmond Lock and Kew Bridge; however a foot- and bicycle ferry carries passengers between the riverside near Ham House and the Marble Hill House bank.

Transport

Road

St. Margarets is cur through by the busy Chertsey Road (A316), which connects Central London to the M3 motorway.

Rail

The normal service from St. Margarets station is 4 trains per hour to and from Waterloo.

Bus

The H37 bus runs between Hounslow and Richmond. Other bus routes to Richmond run nearby.

External links

* [http://www.stmargarets-online.co.uk/ St Margarets Online]
* [http://www.stmargaretsrctwickenham.co.uk/ St Margarets Catholic Church]
* [http://www.stmgrts.org.uk/ St Margarets Community Website]
* [http://www.stmargaretsfair.org/ St Margarets Fair Website]
* [http://www.smera.co.uk/ St Margarets Estate Residents Association]
* [http://www.nsmra.co.uk/ North St Margarets Residents Association]
* [http://www.richmond.gov.uk/home/leisure_and_culture/local_history_and_heritage/local_studies_collection/local_history_notes.htm Library Local History Notes on houses mentioned.]


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