TQ2278 : Doorway in Hammersmith Terrace - and a coal-hole

taken 7 years ago, near to Chiswick, Hounslow, Great Britain

Doorway in Hammersmith Terrace - and a coal-hole
Doorway in Hammersmith Terrace - and a coal-hole
According to Pevsner, Hammersmith Terrace was built circa 1750, when the area was still rural - market gardening and orchards. The terrace has an odd plainness - the only architectural details to catch the eye are the doorways with their Tuscan columns, painted black in several cases.

The iron disc set in the pavement is a coal-hole cover. Many Georgian terraces were built so that their 'ground floor' was several feet above true ground level, leaving room for basements and coal cellars (see Sir John Summerson's book, 'Georgian London', chapter 5). In this case, at the front of the doorstep there is a row of little apertures - each the shape of a slice of melon - allowing light into the coal cellar.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 1 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 2 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Energy infrastructure  Historic sites and artefacts  Housing, Dwellings  Roads, Road transport  City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2207 7820 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.3748N 0:14.5903W
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OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2205 7823
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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