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Talk by Stephen Bartlett: Royston House and the building of Victorian Kew
January 14 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
In this talk, a joint event with The Kew Society, Stephen Bartlett tells the story of Royston House – one of the grand “lost houses” of Kew Road – and of its various occupants. The talk focuses on a fascinating area and epoch in the local history of Kew up to World War I, touching on Lichfield Road and neighbouring roads and on the builders of this part of the former Selwyn estate, who created the streetscapes we are familiar with today.
Stephen Bartlett has lived in Kew for more than 20 years and has become interested in its local history. His current research concerns previous residents of the Selwyn estate. He is the author of “Royston House and its neighbours”, published in Richmond History 38 (2017).