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History of The Green

Extract from The Twickenham Museum website:
Twickenham Green is not an ancient village green. It is the surviving fragment of the eastern section of Hounslow Heath, previously referred to as Twickenham Common or Little Common.

Contained on the north side by the road out to Hanworth and Sunbury, on the south side by the road to Hampton, its triangular shape was completed by the road later named First Cross Road, to the west.

The apex of the triangle may have been marked by a gate to the town and there was possibly a pest house in the area. (Pest house: a place of isolation for the holding of victims of infectious diseases such as smallpox or the plague, particularly during epidemics) In 1894 it was marked by a water pump given for the use of the poor by Countess Waldegrave. The pump may also have been used to draw water for the horse trough nearby.

If you know of, or have any photos that you would be happy for us to display in this section to help record The Green's history, we would be most appreciative. You will receive a photo credit to mark your contribution.

Please email us at:

For further information about the history of Twickenham Green and the surrounding areas, pay a visit to the Twickenham Museum:

25 The Embankment
Twickenham, TW1 3DU

Telephone: 020 8408 0070

The Green circa 1923 (Postcard courtesy of Adrienne Rowe)

Snow on Twickenham Green - photo undated but looking at the school uniforms and the size of the trees, we think the photo is about 100 years old (Photo kindly supplied by Heather and Geoffrey Morgan)

Mr Fred Randall the Butcher, stood outside his shop at 22 The Green. (Photo dated from 1923, kindly supplied by his great grand-daughter Rachel Cordell)

Fred Randall's grandaughter Beatrice visiting her old home address at 21 First Cross Road.


Jubilee on the Green 1887

The Green 2008

Almost the same view as the adjacent photo, taken in the snow on Twickenham Green 2009. Look at the size difference of the trees in both pictures.

The reverse of the photo - 'Xmas 1923 Twickenham 22 The Green'.
(Photo dated from 1923, kindly supplied by his great grand-daughter Rachel Cordell)

Gas comes to the Green (undated). (Photo supplied courtesy of Ronald Sim)


Watercolour of Archdeacon Church 1845