The Homestead, Barnes

house in Barnes, London

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The Homestead
The Homestead, Barnes, April 2014 01.jpg
The Homestead, Barnes is located in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
The Homestead, Barnes
Location within London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
General information
Location113 Church Road, Barnes, London SW13 in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
Listed Building – Grade II
Official nameThe Homestead Wall and Railings on Road Frontage
Designated25 October 1951
Reference no.1191889

The Homestead is a Grade II listed house at Church Road, Barnes, London SW13, built in about 1720.[1]

Notable residents

The Scottish physician, librarian, and medical historian Robert Willis lived and practised there from 1846 until his death in 1878.[2]

Sir Ralph Moor, high commissioner of the British Southern Nigeria Protectorate poisoned himself there in 1909. The coroner's jury determined that "the poison was deliberately taken whilst temporarily insane after suffering acutely from insomnia", having heard evidence that Moor had suffered for the last four years on his return from Africa with malarial and backwater fever that induced insomnia.[3]


  1. ^ Historic England (25 October 1951). "The Homestead Wall and Railings on Road Frontage (1191889)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 1 August 2020.
  2. ^ "People of Mortlake, Barnes and East Sheen: T–Z" (PDF). Barnes and Mortlake History Society. Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  3. ^ Hargreaves, John D. (2004). "Moor, Sir Ralph Denham Rayment (1860–1909)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/35086. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)

External links

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Coordinates: 51°28′31″N 0°14′28″W / 51.475155°N 0.241249°W / 51.475155; -0.241249

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