Archive

Chiswick House has established its own archive maintained by volunteers.

Chiswick House and Gardens Trust has its own archive which holds a range of source material including:

  • Several hundred journal articles, mainly about the gardens and many dating from the 19th century.
  • Photocopies of early maps and plans
  • Documents associated with the restoration of the gardens from the 1980s onwards Unpublished research
  • Reproductions of historic paintings and 19th Century engravings
  • Photographs of the estate from various periods, most of which have been digitised

Purpose

The Chiswick House & Gardens archive supports the Trust in its work to understand, restore and maintain the estate. It was established thanks to generous funding from the Friends of Chiswick House.

A team of volunteer archivists manage the information and liaise with the Trust staff and our partner organisations. The Trust is extremely grateful to the volunteers for their outstanding support.

The archive is available to external researchers and our team is always happy to help with enquiries. To visit us, please make an appointment by calling 0203 141 3351.

Chiswick house and its gardens have a long, varied and exciting history and the information held on site is just a fraction of the documents, drawings and records that exist. The Chatsworth archive, English Heritage and the London Borough of Hounslow also hold substantial material.

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