George Street, Richmond

street in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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George Street
UK road A307.svg
Bus in George Street, Richmond - geograph.org.uk - 670434.jpg
George Street in 1988
LocationRichmond, London, England, United Kingdom
Postal codeTW10
Nearest National Rail, London Overground, London Underground stationRichmond railway station
Other
Known forIt was one of the first streets to be developed in Richmond and is the town's high street

George Street, at the confluence of the A305 and A307 roads, is the high street in Richmond, London and was one of the first streets to be developed in the town.[1] Previously known as Great Street,[2] it was renamed after King George III in 1769.[1] Buildings on the street include the Grade II listed Greyhound House, formerly the Greyhound Hotel,[3] in a building dating from the 1730s.[2] The facade of the former General Post Office building at 70–72 George Street, now a retail store, incorporates the coat of arms of the former Municipal Borough of Richmond, which existed from 1890 to 1965.

The street is one-way eastbound. Westbound traffic uses Eton Street, Paradise Road and Red Lion Street.

Memorial plaque

At Barclays Bank a memorial plaque, relocated in 2014 from the bank's former branch in Ham,[4] commemorates Angela Woolliscroft, a bank teller who was murdered in 1976 during a bank robbery at the Ham branch. It reads: "In fond memory of Angela Woolliscroft who died on 10th November 1976. A member of staff of this branch who will always be remembered by her colleagues."

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References

  1. ^ a b The Streets of Richmond and Kew (Third ed.). Richmond Local History Society. 2019. p. 46.
  2. ^ a b "Riverside – south of the river, west of the Tower. Richmond – central and riverside". Edith's Streets. 14 June 2016. Retrieved 19 October 2019.
  3. ^ Historic England (10 January 1950). "Greyhound House (1080824)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 July 2020.
  4. ^ Dyduch, Amy (24 April 2014). "Murdered Chessington teller's memory to be honoured when bank moves out of Ham Parade". Richmond and Twickenham Times. Retrieved 30 June 2020.


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Coordinates: 51°27′37.44″N 0°18′18.72″W / 51.4604000°N 0.3052000°W / 51.4604000; -0.3052000

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