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Elliot Bishop buys the 8-acre estate in the south east corner of Ham Common (the site of the future Cassel Hospital) See in Google maps   
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Elizabeth, Countess of Pembroke, rents Hill Lodge (formerly the mole catcher’s cottage) from Thomas Hill, the gamekeeper of Richmond Park. See in Google maps   
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After centuries as a chapel of Kingston, and 22 years in which it shared a parish with Kew, St Peter’s is established as a parish in its own right. See in Google maps   
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Captain George Vancouver, who discovered Vancouver Island and retired to live in Petersham, is buried in St Peter’s See in Google maps   
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The family of John Henry Newman (later Cardinal Newman) move to Grove House (now Grey Court House), where they stay for five years See in Google maps   
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Charles Dickens rents Elm Cottage (later Elm Lodge) in Petersham, while working on Nicholas Nickleby See in Google maps   
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St Peter’s, in Petersham, is almost doubled in size, with new galleries and a much enlarged south transept See in Google maps   
St Peter's in its rural setting

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Dr Weiss, soon to be followed by Dr Ellis, establishes a hydropathy clinic at Sudbrook Park, which runs for twenty years despite accusations of manslaughter when patients die following the cold water-treatment See in Google maps   
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Queen Victoria leases Pembroke Lodge, as a country retreat, to her Prime Minister, Lord John Russell See in Google maps   
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Lord and Lady Russell of Pembroke Lodge found the Russell School in Petersham See in Google maps