Turnham Green


Turnham Green

infobox UK place
country = England
map_type = Greater London
region = London
population =
official_name = Turnham Green
constituency_westminster =
post_town = LONDON
postcode_area = W
postcode_district = W4
london_borough = Hounslow
dial_code = 0208
os_grid_reference = TQ212786
latitude = 51.4918
longitude = -0.266512
static_

static_image_caption = Christ Church, Turnham Green

Turnham Green is a public park situated on Chiswick High Road, Chiswick, London. It is separated in two by a small road; Christ Church (George Gilbert Scott, 1843 [Robbins, Michael: "Middlesex", Phillimore & Co. Ltd, 2003, ISBN 1 86077 269 2, page 234 ] ) stands on the eastern half of the green. A war memorial stands on the eastern corner. On the south side is the old Chiswick Town Hall. Turnham Green is also the end of the London Buses route 27 running from Chalk Farm to Chiswick.

The green is the site of local community events, including a travelling fun fair and charity table-top sales. The Tabard Theatre is nearby.

History

Turnham Green was originally a village on the main road between London and the west. It was recorded as 'Turneham' in 1235 and 'Turnhamgrene' in 1369. [Clegg, Gillian: "The Chiswick Book", Historical Publications Ltd, 2004, ISBN 0948667 96 6.] On 13 November 1642, the Battle of Turnham Green was fought near here during the First English Civil War. As the area developed, it became part of Chiswick. Here, Ugo Foscolo died in 1827.

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