London Borough of Ealing self-guided walks 2020
For Open House Day 2020 we have assembled a number of self guided walks in different parts of the Borough which may be of interest to members of the Society and others.
Brentham Garden Suburb
Self-guided walk around the Brentham Garden Estate, Britain’s first co-partnership garden suburb built between 1900 and the First World War in mainly arts & crafts style. Details of the walk are available here on the Brentham Garden Suburb website.
Self-guided walk centred around Ealing Green to include notable landmarks, in particular the newly restored Pitzhanger Manor, Sir John Soane’s country house. [Download pdf here.]
Ealing Town Centre
A two-part self-guided walk starting at Haven Green. The first [download pdf here] will take in parts of Victorian North Ealing from St Stephen’s Church to the West and St Peter’s Church to the East; the second [download pdf here], south of Haven Green, will take in the Polish Church in the East and Walpole Park in the West ending at St Mary’s Church in South Ealing.
Self-guided walk across Ealing Common taking in a range of architectural styles with highlights: the home of a Wimbledon champion and the death mask of a prime minister. You can access the walk via their website here. [Note: no documented evidence has since been produced to substantiate the link between Sir Michael Balcon and 15 Elm Avenue as suggested on the website.]
Ealing Plaques walk
Self-guided walk around Ealing Town Centre showing the location of historic England, Ealing Civic Society and other plaques to well-known local people and places in the area associated with them. You can download a pdf of the walk here.
Hanger Hill (Haymills) Estate
Self-guided walk around the Haymills Estate – rare amongst 1930s London suburbs for a large number of modern movement residences in buildings designed by a single practice (Welch, Lander & Cachemaille-Day) as a series of concentric crescents. See also https://www.hhera.com/information/open-house-walking-tour
Open House leaflet c2005. [Note: the original Open House leaflet dating from c2005 reproduced here is out of date in several respects and “sticky notes” show updates to 2020.]
Hanger Hill Garden Estate
Self-guided walk around the Hanger Hill Garden Estate which was designated a conservation area in 1969 – one of the first in Britain. Built between 1928 and 1936 the Estate houses and flats are all in the Tudor half-timbered style of architecture within a formal landscape setting. Pevsner described it as “the beau ideal of romantic rural Metroland”. See also https://www.hhgera.com/about-the-estate-1
Open House leaflet c2005 [Note: the original Open House leaflet dating from c2005 reproduced here is out of date in several respects and “sticky notes” show updates to 2020]
Ealing Civic Society
14 September 2020