Facelift for Hogarth's House
Wed 1 July 2015, 9:35 am
Hounslow Council has secured funding to renovate the grounds of a historic house.
The £90,000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant will be spent developing plans for a learning space and remodelled gardens at Hogarth’s House on Great West Road in Chiswick, which is now a museum commemorating artist William Hogarth and other residents of the house.
Working in partnership with the William Hogarth Trust, the council plans to build a learning space to help engage school groups, adult learners and visitors with the history of the house, gardens and their place in local history.
The project will cost a total of £1.7million.
Councillor Ed Mayne, cabinet member for public health and leisure, said: “Hogarth’s House is a historical treasure and a firm favourite with west Londoners. We are incredibly lucky to have Hogarth’s House in the borough but feel the grounds could be improved for visitors to enjoy.
"If the project goes ahead, we will be able to make it even more attractive while providing an invaluable learning space to help bring the 18th Century to life for visitors across the capital and further afield."
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