XXXIX.—COTTAGES IN TERRACE COURT
On the north side of Hammersmith Terrace is a little pathway leading
at right angles from the roadway and forming part, no doubt, of one of the
early footways with which Hammersmith has always been so well supplied.
A warple way (fn. 1) hereabouts is constantly mentioned in the entries in the
Court Rolls, and although its position has not been definitely ascertained,
it probably ran from the Highbridge to Chiswick, at some distance north
of the river-bank. Terrace Court would have led from the warple way
towards the river. The two cottages date from the 18th century, but have
no features of importance to record.
|| There are many "worple ways," generally so spelt, in the west and south-west portions of
Greater London, one across the river at Mortlake, another at Richmond, and several in this
parish. A writer in Notes and Queries, 8th Series, 1883, says: "At Isleworth we have a Worple Road,
also known as the Worples, and corrupted to the Whirlpools." The meaning of worple way, viz.
bridle-path, is given in Wright's Dialect Dictionary.