Archive

Chiswick House has established its own archive maintained by volunteers

Chiswick House and Gardens Trust has established its own archive holding a range of mostly secondary 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  • Unpublished research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

The primary purpose of the archive is to aid the Trust in researching, restoring and maintaining the estate, but it is also available to external researchers.
        
The archive is maintained by volunteers who are happy to help with enquiries. Enquiries can be made using the form below.  External researchers are welcome to visit the archive, but need to make an appointment.

Chiswick House and Gardens has a long and complex history, and the documents in the CHGT Archive represent only a small part of what exists. Chatsworth, English Heritage and the London Borough of Hounslow also hold substantial material.

The establishment of the CHGT Archive has been made possible by generous funding from the Friends of  Chiswick House.
 

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