- Turnham Green
infobox UK place
country = England
map_type = Greater London
region = London
official_name = Turnham Green
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_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 27running from Chalk Farmto Chiswick.
The green is the site of local community events, including a travelling fun fair and charity table-top sales. The
Tabard Theatreis nearby.
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 Greenwas fought near here during the First English Civil War. As the area developed, it became part of Chiswick. Here, Ugo Foscolodied in 1827.
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