Hampton House, The Residence Of The Late Mrs Garrick (detail) 1824.
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Places in History

Hampton - Garrick's Villa

1754 - David Garrick, famous Shakesperian actor, leases and then buys what was known as Hampton House, now Garrick's Villa, as country retreat and place to entertain friends

1823 - After death of Eva Garrick, David Garrick's widow, in 1822 the contents of Garrick's Villa are auctioned and Roubiliac statue from the Temple goes to the British Museum

1865 - West wing added to Garrick's Villa by Sylvanus Phillips

1902 - The road outside Garrick's Villa is widened for the coming of the trams and the house is bought by London United Tramways and General Manager Clifton Robinson occupies villa

1922 - Garrick's Villa divided into seven flats by Flora Hutchinson

1969 - Garrick's Villa, now listed Grade 1, reconverted into nine flats

2008 - Huge fire at Garrick's Villa does enormous damage to building and several flats gutted


List of places

Hampton and Teddington timeline

Sources for this page   Twickenham Museum

Contributors to this page JS (BOTLHS)

External links
    Garrick's Villa Twickenham Museum
    Photographs Flickr