Chiswick House and Gardens Restoration Project
Archaeological research & recording
Following completion of the on-site works at Chiswick, Historic England’s archaeological specialists have been engaged in analysing the data and studying the finds and samples recovered from the 2005-2010 excavations.
We have also had an opportunity to examine records of earlier archaeological excavations undertaken on the estate, in particular the excavations carried out by a team from the Museum of London in 1982-83.
Understanding the history of the Chiswick Estate
These works have allowed us to build up a picture of how the Chiswick estate developed from a manor house with a relatively small garden and orchard in the early 1600s through to Lord Burlington’s re-creation of a classical estate and villa in the 1700s and after considerable rebuilding and modifications, to the house and park that exists today. Work on a publication detailing the archaeological project is well advanced.
The Chiswick House and Gardens Regeneration Project has been funded from a variety of sources, including:
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