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4 November 2011

Visit the Hanger Hill Garden Estate

Built on the site of Acton Aerodrome, and a golf course, which had superseded eighteenth century Hanger Hill House, home of local landowners the Wood family, the Hanger Hill Estate was an experiment in the development of the interwar years, laid out between 1928 and 1936.

Where once there were country lanes and rolling fields, a suburb recognised as an important example of the Mock Tudor style was laid out, in a part of Greater London that apparently became especially popular with British Japanese families, many of whom still live in the area.

For more information, see http://www.hhgera.com/

^Picture © Copyright David Hawgood, reused under a Creative Commons Licence^


  1. Perfect timing, thank you :) I am doing a lot of writing about garden cities, esp at the end of the 19th century and the early 20th century. So now I will have to read further, asking why I don't know about Hanger Hill in particular and why some garden cities were being designed as late as the 1930s.

  2. Your blog is such a delight. Having lived in London for so long (my grandmother lives in Acton, so this post was a real shock), it's amazing how much one can have no clue about one's own hometown.

    Bookmarking your blog and taking heed whenever I need a nook or cranny to explore.


  3. I used to live on this estate!