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Hampton Wick: Brick by Brick Series


Hampton Wick lies in a strategic position on the River Thames. For five hundred years its bridge was the only fixed crossing between London and Staines. Its connections with the ancient town of Kingston on the opposite bank and the presence of the nearby Royal Palace of Hampton Court brought prosperity and the village grew from a hamlet of around 500 souls in 1750 to a peak of 3,400 in 1951. 


    Hampton Wick: Brick by Brick is a set of three books which explore this fascinating period of rapid urban development, each covering different areas of the village and is in two distinct parts: 


          • The first section recounts the history of the building of the village: who owned the land? who built the roads and houses? who lived in them? how have the buildings been altered and extended over time? 



          • The second section focuses on today's Hampton Wick and provides a set of walking guides to encourage readers to explore for themselves the wealth of interest in the more than six hundred buildings that now form the village. 


Volume 1 - East


Lower Teddington Road and environs

Volume 2 - West

Park Road and environs

Volume 3 - Central

High Street to

Hampton Court

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The High Street Traders of Hampton Wick

A fascinating study of Hampton Wick High Street which, although less than 400 metres long, has been host to more than seventy shops and pubs. In this comprehensive review of the period from 1826 to the current day, the author has traced every establishment, listing the shop-keepers and their trades and providing a series of reminiscences and anecdotes extracted from several sets of local memoirs as well as the more than twenty five interviews he has conducted during his research. Illustrated with over 500 photographs, maps and contemporary adverts.


178 pp (150 x 230 mm) perfect bound black and white £9.99


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150 Years of Hampton Wick on the Railway

On 1 July Hampton Wick 2013 celebrated 150 years of being connected to Britain’s railway network. Opened by the London and South Western Railway in 1863, the line between Twickenham and Kingston filled a gap in the company’s network and shaped the history of many of the towns and hamlets through which it passed; Hampton Wick was no exception.


16 pp (210 x 297 mm) Full Colour. Publication limited to 150 copies. £3.00



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A Hampton Wick Timeline - from Domesday to Current Day

A collection of thirty-one images, postcards, maps and news-cuttings telling the illustrated story of this historic village in south west London. Each picture is provided with a caption that sets the historic context and collectively provide a brief but thorough history of Hampton Wick.


Available in two editions:

-standard 66pp (150 x 230 mm) perfect bound black and white £5.99


- de luxe 40pp (250 x 200 mm) perfect bound full colour £19.99

Out of Print

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Down The Drain


Based on the original Minute Books of the Local Government Boards backed up by contemporary reports in the Surrey Comet, this book tells the fascinating and highly varied stories of how four local communities - Hampton Wick, Teddington, Twickenham and Hampton - each finally created their own communal solution for sewage disposal.

150pp (148 x 210 mm) full colour

Published by Borough of Twickenham Local History Society

Winner of the London and Middlesex Archeological Society Publications Award 2017