Hounslow Heritage Walks

Chiswick Churchyard

2.30pm, Sunday 17 June

A good way to explore the rich history of the ancient towns and villages that make up the Borough of Hounslow is to take a tour with an accredited Hounslow Heritage Guide. Regular guided walks are held in Brentford, Chiswick and Isleworth from June to October. All are taken at a gentle pace and last around 90 minutes.

This walk will introduce you to the churchyard at St Nicholas church. For many centuries this was Chiswick’s only burial ground and many famous people are buried there including the artist William Hogarth, whose large tomb is hard to miss. The artist J.M. Whistler is also buried here, as is Henry Joy, who sounded the Charge of the Light Brigade and Frederick Hitch, who won the Victoria Cross at the battle of Rourke’s Drift during the Zulu wars. There is also a suggestion that the headless body of William Cromwell may be buried here alongside one of his daughters, Mary, who was married to the Earl of Fauconberg, but this has never been proven.

St Nicholas Church, Church Street, Chiswick, W4 2PH

£3 (Booking not required)

Further details can be found at Hounslow Heritage Walks

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