Cottages in Terrace Court

Page 97

Survey of London: Volume 6, Hammersmith. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1915.

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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.


  • 1. 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.