Blue Plaques in Richmond upon Thames
Blue Plaques are erected by the Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission on buildings in Greater London associated with famous people.
Unofficial plaques exist to Gustav Holst (Barnes), Alfred Lord Tennyson (Montpelier Row) and John Templeton (Hampton Hill). For more information contact Mrs Ann Sutton, 36 Gothic Road, Twickenham TW2 5EH. There are also Comedy Plaques inserted in the wall of Teddington Studios.
The Historic Building and Monuments Commission plaques are listed below chronologically in order of their unveiling.
Garrick's Villa, Hampton Court Road, Hampton. "David Garrick, 1717-1779. Actor, lived here."
Hogarth House, Paradise Road, Richmond. "Leonard and Virgina Woolf lived in this house 1915-1924 and founded the Hogarth Press in 1917"
40 Sandycoombe Road, Twickenham. "J.M.W. Turner, R.A., 1775-1851. Painter, designed and and lived in this house".
Milbourne House, Barnes Green, SW13. "Henry Fielding, 1707-1754. Novelist, lived here."
Grey Court, Ham Street, Ham. "In this house John Henry Newman 1801-1890, later Cardinal Newman, spent some of his early years."
39 Westmorland Road, Barnes. "Kurt Schwitters, 1887-1947, Artist lived here."
Hampton Branch Library, Rose Hill, Hampton. "John Beard c1717-1791, singer and William Ewart 1798-1869, promoter of public libraries lived here"
5 Montague Road, Richmond. "Sir Edwin Chadwick, 1801-1890, Public Health Reformer lived here."
Eastside House, 22 Kew Green, Richmond. "Arthur Hughes, 1832-1915, Pre-Raphaelite Painter lived and died here"
Clarence House, 2 The Vineyard, Richmond. "Bernardo O'Higgins, 1778-1842, General, Statesman and Liberator of Chile, lived and studied here.
South End House, Montpelier Row, Twickenham. "Walter De La mare 1873-1956, poet, lived here".
131 Waldegrave Road, Teddington. "Sir Noel Coward 1899-1973, actor, playwright and songwriter born here."
The Old Court House, Hampton Court Green. "Sir Christopher Wren, 1632-1723, architect, lived here."
Liberal MP and journalist (1831-1912), on Pope's Villa (St James' School), Cross Deep, Twickenham.
(1844-1896) Railway Engineer and Pioneer of Tunnelling: St Mary's Grove, Barnes
The Royal Hospital, Kew Foot Road, Richmond. "John Thomson (1700-1748), Poet, Author of Rule Britannia, lived and died here"
46 Richmond Hill, TW10, Richmond. "Dame Celia Johnson (1908-1982), Actress, was born here."