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Strawberry Hill is an affluent area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in Twickenham. It is a suburban development situated 10.4 miles (16.7 km) west south-west of Charing Cross. It consists of a number of residential roads centred around a small development of shops and serviced by Strawberry Hill railway station. The area's ACORN (demographics) is characterised as well-off professionals, larger houses, and converted flats. St Mary's University College, Twickenham, the country's oldest Roman Catholic College is situated on Waldegrave Road. Its sports grounds were used as a training site for the 2012 Olympics.

Strawberry Hill House

The nineteenth-century development is named after "Strawberry Hill", the fanciful Gothic Revival architecture villa designed by author Horace Walpole between 1749 and 1776. It began as a small 17th century house "little more than a cottage", with only of land and ended up as a "little Gothic castle" in . The original owner had named the house "Chopped Straw Hall", but Walpole wanted it to be called something more distinctive and after finding an old lease that described his land as "Strawberry Hill Shot", he adopted this name.Calloway, Stephen, Snodin, Michael, and Wainwright, Clive, ''Horace Walpole and Strawberry Hill'', Orleans House Gallery, Richmond upon Thames, 1980. p. 7-22Warburton, Eliot. ''Memoirs of Horace Walpole and His Contemporaries''. Henry Colburn. London. 1851. p. 11-28

After a £9 million, two-year long restoration, Strawberry Hill House re-opened to the public in October 2010.[http://www.strawberryhillhouse.org.uk Strawberry Hill]. Strawberry Hill Trust. 28 March 2011. Strawberry Hill is an affluent area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in Twickenham. It is a suburban development situated 10.4 miles (16.7 km) west south-west of Charing Cross. It consists of a number of residential roads centred around a small development of shops and serviced by Strawberry Hill railway station. The area's ACORN (demographics) is characterised as well-off professionals, larger houses, and converted flats. St Mary's University College, Twickenham, the country's oldest Roman Catholic College is situated on Waldegrave Road. Its sports grounds were used as a training site for the 2012 Olympics.

Other attractions

Other local attractions include:
* St Mary's University College, Twickenham
* Radnor Gardens
* Strawberry Hill railway station, built in 1873, is an excellent local example of the Victorian era railway building boom. Strawberry Hill is an affluent area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in Twickenham. It is a suburban development situated 10.4 miles (16.7 km) west south-west of Charing Cross. It consists of a number of residential roads centred around a small development of shops and serviced by Strawberry Hill railway station. The area's ACORN (demographics) is characterised as well-off professionals, larger houses, and converted flats. St Mary's University College, Twickenham, the country's oldest Roman Catholic College is situated on Waldegrave Road. Its sports grounds were used as a training site for the 2012 Olympics.

Education

Strawberry Hill is an affluent area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in Twickenham. It is a suburban development situated 10.4 miles (16.7 km) west south-west of Charing Cross. It consists of a number of residential roads centred around a small development of shops and serviced by Strawberry Hill railway station. The area's ACORN (demographics) is characterised as well-off professionals, larger houses, and converted flats. St Mary's University College, Twickenham, the country's oldest Roman Catholic College is situated on Waldegrave Road. Its sports grounds were used as a training site for the 2012 Olympics.

References

*Jones, E. and Woodward, C. ''A Guide to the Architecture of London'', 1983, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, London Strawberry Hill is an affluent area of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in Twickenham. It is a suburban development situated 10.4 miles (16.7 km) west south-west of Charing Cross. It consists of a number of residential roads centred around a small development of shops and serviced by Strawberry Hill railway station. The area's ACORN (demographics) is characterised as well-off professionals, larger houses, and converted flats. St Mary's University College, Twickenham, the country's oldest Roman Catholic College is situated on Waldegrave Road. Its sports grounds were used as a training site for the 2012 Olympics.

External links

* [http://www.shra.org.uk The Strawberry Hill Residents' Association]
* [http://www.strawberryhill-online.co.uk/ Strawberry Hill Online]



Category:Areas of London
Category:Districts of Richmond upon Thames
Category:Twickenham