A report on Kew

The Caxton Name Plate Manufacturing Company's former premises can still be identified from Kew Bridge, with its name on the building.
1954 Dodge Kew lorry
West Hall is Kew's only surviving 17th-century building apart from Kew Palace
Sarah Kirby (née Bull) and Joshua Kirby by Thomas Gainsborough
A musical portrait of Frederick, Prince of Wales and his sisters by Philip Mercier, dated 1733, uses the Dutch House, the present-day Kew Palace, as its plein-air backdrop
Marianne North Gallery, Kew Gardens, interior
French painter Camille Pissarro's impression of Kew Green in 1892
Tomb of the painter Johan Zoffany at St Anne's Church
Cottages on Kew Green
Playwright Harold Pinter lived in Kew.
Krishnan Guru-Murthy lives in Kew.
Comedian Milton Jones was brought up in Kew.
TV presenter and former international gymnast Gabby Logan lives in Kew.
Kew Bridge
Kew Pier
Kew Railway Bridge stonework
Kew Gardens Station Footbridge
Kew Green
Japanese garden in Kew Gardens
The war memorial gate at Westerley Ware
Darell Primary and Nursery School
North Sheen Cemetery
Lilac in Kew Gardens
Tram to Kew and Richmond c.1900

District in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

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North Sheen Recreation Ground, now in Kew, viewed from Dancer Road

North Sheen

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Area of London, England in the former Municipal Borough of Richmond .

Area of London, England in the former Municipal Borough of Richmond .

North Sheen Recreation Ground, now in Kew, viewed from Dancer Road
North Sheen Cemetery, also now in Kew

It was incorporated into Kew in 1965 when the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames was created.

River Thames

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River that flows through southern England including London.

River that flows through southern England including London.

A statue of Old Father Thames by Raffaelle Monti at St John's Lock, Lechlade
Sculpture of Tamesis. Downstream keystone of the central arch of Henley Bridge
The marker stone at the official source of the River Thames named Thames Head near Kemble
The Seven Springs source
The Thames Barrier provides protection against floods
The Thames passes by some of the sights of London, including the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye
The Thames passing through the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
The Jubilee River at Slough Weir
St John's Lock, near Lechlade
The River Thames in Oxford
London Stone at Staines, built in 1285 marked the customs limit of the Thames and the City of London's jurisdiction
Waterstand of Thames at low tide (left) and high tide (right) in comparison at Blackfriars Bridge in London
London City Airport is on the site of a dock
European LGM refuges, 20,000 years ago. The Thames was a minor river that joined the Rhine, in the southern North Sea basin at this time.
A geological map of the London Basin; the London Clay is marked in dark brown
The confluence of the Rivers Thames and Brent. The narrowboat is heading up the River Brent. From this point as far as Hanwell the Brent has been canalised and shares its course with the main line of the Grand Union Canal. From Hanwell the Brent can be traced to various sources in the Barnet area.
Swan Upping – skiffs surround the swans
Fishing at Penton Hook Island
The Tower of London begun in the 11th century, with Tower Bridge, built 800 years later
A 1616 engraving by Claes Van Visscher showing the Old London Bridge, with St Mary's Overie (over-the-river), now Southwark Cathedral in the foreground
River Thames frost fair, circa 1685
Michael Faraday giving his card to Father Thames, caricature commenting on a letter of Faraday's on the state of the river in The Times in July 1855
Satirical cartoon by William Heath, showing a woman observing monsters in a drop of London water (at the time of the Commission on the London Water Supply report, 1828)
The Thames as it flows through east London, with the Isle of Dogs in the centre
Houseboats on the River Thames, in the St Margaret's, Twickenham district
Passenger service on the River Thames
The London Cable Car, over the River Thames
Pool of London looking west, from the high-level walkway on Tower Bridge. Click on the picture for a longer description
A container ship unloading at Northfleet Hope terminal, Tilbury
A ship heading downstream past Coryton Refinery
Rubbish traps are used on the Thames to filter debris as it flows through central London
Newbridge, in rural Oxfordshire
The Railway bridge at Maidenhead
The Millennium Footbridge with St Paul's Cathedral in the background
Cambridge cross the finish line ahead of Oxford in the 2007 Boat Race, viewed from Chiswick Bridge
Thames Raters at Raven's Ait, Surbiton
A seal in the river at St Saviour's Dock, London
The flooded Canvey Island sea front, amusements and residential areas in 1953
Houses of Parliament Sunlight Effect (Le Parlement effet de soleil) – Claude Monet
The first Westminster Bridge as painted by Canaletto in 1746.
The River Thames from Richmond House by Canaletto, 1747
Maidenhead Railway Bridge as Turner saw it in 1844
Monet's Trouée de soleil dans le brouillard, Houses of Parliament, London, Sun Breaking Through the Fog, 1904
Whistler's Nocturne in Blue and Gold: Old Battersea Bridge (c. 1872–1875)
Foggy Morning on the Thames – James Hamilton (between 1872 and 1878)
Boating on the Thames - John Lavery, circa 1890

Molesey faces Hampton, and in Greater London the Thames passes Hampton Court Palace, Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames, Teddington, Twickenham, Richmond (with a famous view of the Thames from Richmond Hill), Syon House, Kew, Brentford, Chiswick, Barnes, Hammersmith, Fulham, Putney, Wandsworth, Battersea and Chelsea.

St Anne's and the Kew war memorial in the spring

St Anne's Church, Kew

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St Anne's and the Kew war memorial in the spring
St Anne's Church in the snow
East end of the church. The small domed building is the cenotaph of Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge and his wife Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel
Interior of St Anne's
Memorial to George Engleheart, who is buried at the church
Tomb of Thomas Gainsborough
Hooker family grave
Tomb of Johan Zoffany
War memorial on Kew Green

St Anne's Church, Kew, is a parish church in Kew in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

Richmond, London

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Town in south-west London, 8.2 mi west-southwest of Charing Cross.

Town in south-west London, 8.2 mi west-southwest of Charing Cross.

Richmond Palace – a view published in 1765 and based on earlier drawings
Georgian houses at Old Palace Terrace on Richmond Green
The town's former fire station, built in the late 19th century, with a distinctive lantern clock tower
Aerial view of Richmond and East Twickenham from the north, August 2015
Map of the town of Richmond. Click to enlarge.
Richmond Park is a national nature reserve.
Asgill House and Richmond Railway Bridge viewed from a houseboat
The Thames riverfront north of Richmond Bridge. Click the image to access the full-size 12MB panoramic version.
Wide-angle view of the northern half of Richmond Green, showing Pembroke Villas and Portland Terrace
Old Palace Lane
Maids of Honour Row
The famous south western view from Richmond Hill, seen in early spring
Riverside view from Twickenham bank
The former Royal Star and Garter Home
Fallow deer in Richmond Park
Richmond's Old Town Hall, which now houses Richmond Reference Library, the Museum of Richmond and the Riverside Gallery
Richmond Lending Library and Richmond Theatre
The Cricketers on Richmond Green
Polo match at the Ham Polo Club
The main building at Richmond University's Richmond campus was formerly Richmond Theological College
A route 190 bus in Richmond
The A316 road in Richmond, near Old Deer Park
White Lodge in Richmond Park, home of the Royal Ballet School
The south corner of Richmond Green

In 1890, the town became a municipal borough, which was later extended to include Kew, Ham, Petersham and part of Mortlake (North Sheen).

This is a contemporary bust of Sir John Barnard who lived much of his adult life as MP in one of a few Georgian mansions built in Mortlake for London's upper class. It is kept at Stowe House, Buckinghamshire.

Mortlake

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This is a contemporary bust of Sir John Barnard who lived much of his adult life as MP in one of a few Georgian mansions built in Mortlake for London's upper class. It is kept at Stowe House, Buckinghamshire.
John Dee memorial plaque in the church of St Mary the Virgin Mortlake
Sir Richard Burton's tomb at St Mary Magdalen's Roman Catholic Church cemetery
The former Budweiser Stag Brewery
The Stag Brewery, Mortlake in 1989
123 Mortlake High Street, built in 1720 and, from 1895 until 1940, was the seat of local government for the Municipal Borough of Barnes (which was abolished in 1965).
The terminus of London Buses route 209 at North Worple Way, Mortlake

Mortlake is a suburban district of the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames on the south bank of the River Thames between Kew and Barnes.

Kew Gardens Temperate House from the Pagoda.

Kew Gardens

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Botanic garden in southwest London that houses the "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world".

Botanic garden in southwest London that houses the "largest and most diverse botanical and mycological collections in the world".

Kew Gardens Temperate House from the Pagoda.
The flagpole at Kew Gardens, which stood from 1959 until 2007
The Tea House at Kew Gardens after the arson attack in 1913 by suffragettes Olive Wharry and Lilian Lenton
The Nash Conservatory
The Palm House and Parterre
The disguised Palm House chimney, the "Shaft of the Great Palm-Stove", designed by Decimus Burton
Princess of Wales Conservatory
Inside the Temperate House
The Waterlily House
The Pagoda
The Japanese Gateway (Chokushi-Mon)
The Minka House
Queen Charlotte's Cottage
The Palace at Kew, with the sundial in the foreground
The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanic Art
The Marianne North Gallery of Botanic Art
Part of the "Tropical Extravaganza" for Kew's 250th anniversary in 2009
View of the Jodrell Laboratory across part of the grass collection
Elizabeth Gate
Victoria Gate
Kew Herbarium old wing
Kew Herbarium, storage in the old wing
Solanum cheesmaniae Kew herbarium sheet prepared by Charles Darwin, Chatham Island, Galapagos, September 1835
Kew Herbarium pressed and boxed specimens of Raphia australis

Kew consists mostly of the gardens themselves and a small surrounding community.

Domesday Book: an engraving published in 1900. Great Domesday (the larger volume) and Little Domesday (the smaller volume), in their 1869 bindings, lie on their older "Tudor" bindings.

Domesday Book

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Manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of William I, known as William the Conqueror.

Manuscript record of the "Great Survey" of much of England and parts of Wales completed in 1086 by order of William I, known as William the Conqueror.

Domesday Book: an engraving published in 1900. Great Domesday (the larger volume) and Little Domesday (the smaller volume), in their 1869 bindings, lie on their older "Tudor" bindings.
Domesday Book: an engraving published in 1900. Great Domesday (the larger volume) and Little Domesday (the smaller volume), in their 1869 bindings, lie on their older "Tudor" bindings.
A page of Domesday Book for Warwickshire
Great Domesday in its "Tudor" binding: a wood-engraving of the 1860s
HIC ANNOTANTUR TENENTES TERRAS IN DEVENESCIRE ("Here are noted (those) holding lands in Devonshire"). Detail from Domesday Book, list forming part of the first page of king's holdings. There are fifty-three entries, including the first entry for the king himself followed by the Devon Domesday Book tenants-in-chief. Each name has its own chapter to follow.
Domesday Counties showing Little and Great Domesday areas and circuits
The Domesday Chest, the German-style iron-bound chest of c.1500 in which Domesday Book was kept in the 17th and 18th centuries
Entries for Croydon and Cheam, Surrey, in the 1783 edition of Domesday Book
In 1986, memorial plaques were installed in settlements mentioned in Domesday Book

The manuscript is held at The National Archives at Kew, London.

The National Archives (United Kingdom)

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Non-ministerial government department.

Non-ministerial government department.

The National Archives building at Kew
A manuscript and seals being examined at the archives
UK Prime Minister William Gladstone's 19th-century "red box", held in the archives
Entrance gates to The National Archives from Ruskin Avenue: the notched vertical elements were inspired by medieval tally sticks.
Researchers at the archive
Researcher's point of view: Document open at assigned table, with foam supports to prevent binding from breaking
Moveable shelving in one of the more modern repositories
National Archives at the London University School of Advanced Studies History Day, November 2015.
A researcher at the archives
QRpedia codes at the archives

The National Archives is based in Kew in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames in south-west London.

Results of all deposit-keeping candidates in their bid to be the MP for Richmond Park (UK House of Commons)

Richmond Park (UK Parliament constituency)

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Parliamentary constituency in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

Parliamentary constituency in the House of Commons of the United Kingdom.

Results of all deposit-keeping candidates in their bid to be the MP for Richmond Park (UK House of Commons)

Richmond Park constituency stretches from Barnes in the north to Kingston upon Thames in the south, and includes the whole of East Sheen, Mortlake, Kew, Richmond, Petersham and Ham.

Facade of the former Post Office building in George Street, Richmond, showing the coat of arms of the former Municipal Borough of Richmond

Municipal Borough of Richmond (Surrey)

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Municipal borough in Surrey, England from 1890 to 1965.

Municipal borough in Surrey, England from 1890 to 1965.

Facade of the former Post Office building in George Street, Richmond, showing the coat of arms of the former Municipal Borough of Richmond

This soon expanded with consent from Surrey County Council in 1892 to cover the parishes of Kew, Petersham and most of Mortlake.