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The fishery at ‘Kaiho-juxta-Braynford’, which may be the origin of Kew Pond, first appears in the accounts of St Swithin’s Priory at Winchester See in Google maps   
c. 1500
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The manor of East Sheen and West Hall is carved out of the manor of Mortlake, including all that part of Kew that now lies between the river, the A316 and the District railway See in Google maps   
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A number of noblemen and wealthy merchants build their villas around Kew Green, including Robert Dudley Earl of Leicester, closely associated with Queen Elizabeth I. The only villa to survive from this period is the present Kew Palace built in the Dutch style for Samuel Fortrey. See in Google maps   
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King Henry VIII’s barge moors in the creek leading from the River Thames to Kew Pond See in Google maps   
c. 1631
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Samuel Fortrey builds a house with gables, in the Dutch style, in what is now Kew Gardens. See in Google maps   
c. 1675
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The house of West Hall is built for let, probably by Thomas Juxon, lord of the manor, to be followed by the house of Brick Farm See in Google maps   
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The first St Anne's church is built on Kew Green. See in Google maps   
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Queen Caroline leases 'the Dutch House' while her husband, George II, is extending Richmond Gardens. See in Google maps   
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Frederick, Prince of Wales, buys Kew Park, which with 19 acres is the only large estate in Kew not yet bought or leased by his parents. See in Google maps   
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Frederick Prince of Wales takes a lease of a house at the west end of Kew Green opposite Kew Palace and instructs William Kent to remodel it. It becomes known as the White House. See in Google maps