Gunnersbury House

Gunnersbury House

Gunnersbury Ave
W3

Residence built in 18th century, now local museum.

Grade I and II Statutory Listed.

On English Heritage “At Risk” Register.

In Gunnersbury Park Conservation Area.

English Heritage Listing

Gunnersbury Park House – Large Mansion (Grade II*)

Country house, now museum. 1801-28 by and for Alexander Copland; remodelled 1836 by Sydney Smirke for Nathan Rothschild. Stucco over brick; slate roofs; stuccoed brick stacks. Plan has service area to right of main body of house, centred around entrance hall and rear ante-room. Italianate style. Continue reading

Toll House

Toll House

Gauging Lock, Brentford, TW8

Built as a toll house in 1911, this is now a museum.

Grade II statutory listed

In Grand Union Canal & Boston Manor Conservation Area; Thames Policy Area

History

In the 18th century at the time of early canal travel, goods were carried from the Midlands to London covering 230 miles via the Oxford Canal and the Thames,  meeting hold ups of fishing weirs and often floods or droughts on the Thames.

In 1793/4 the Grand Junction Canal Company built a canal to cut down this distance  (as the crow flies it’s only 100 miles). Continue reading