Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Chiswick, a village in Middlesex, standing on the N. bank of the Thames, 4-1/2 miles from Hyde Park Corner, on the South Western and District Railways. The neighbourhood has always been celebrated for gardens and orchards, the Royal Horticultural Society formerly being established there. Chiswick House, the seat of the Duke of Devonshire, where Fox died in 1806, and Canning in 1827, is chief among the many handsome suburban residences that were built here in the last century, but the ground is rapidly becoming covered by streets of humbler houses. The Chiswick Press, a well-known printing establishment, was started here by Whittingham in 1811.