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Fulwell is a neighbourhood in the historic County of Middlesex and the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames encompassing the boundaries between South West Twickenham, North Teddington and Hampton Hill. The name is first mentioned c. 1450 and probably derives from Full or Foul Well.
|Population||10,131 (2011 Census. Fulwell and Hampton Hill Ward)|
|OS grid reference|
|Ceremonial county||Greater London|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||TWICKENHAM, TEDDINGTON or HAMPTON|
|Postcode district||TW2, TW11 or TW12|
The name survives as part of the local electoral ward name, Fulwell and Hampton Hill, and in the names of Fulwell railway station, Fulwell Golf Course, Fulwell bus garage. It is also part of two local street names, Fulwell Park Avenue and Fulwell Road.
Historically Fulwell formed the southern extent of Hounslow Heath and the underlying Taplow gravel that defined it. A reference to assarts at Fulwell dating from around 1200 are amongst the earliest records of the name. The area was progressively enclosed for agriculture and increasingly urbanised since the Victorian period of metropolitan expansion of outer London.
To the west of the common land and to the north of the Staines Road south-west of Twickenham stood a house; Fulwell Lodge. Formerly known as Yorke Farm it dated from the early 17th century. In 1871 Charles James Freake, a London property developer, purchased Fulwell Lodge and the surrounding estate. The boundary extended south from the A316 Chertsey Road and River Crane, included Twickenham Green and what became Strawberry Hill Golf Course, the area west along the Shepperton Branch Line encompassing what is now Fulwell Golf Course and returned north along the A312 Uxbridge Road to the A316. Freake named the area Fulwell Park. After Freake's death in 1884 the estate passed to his wife and, on her death in 1900, was held by Freake Estates until 1910. The exiled King Manoel II of Portugal acquired the estate and lived at Fulwell Lodge from after his marriage in 1913 until his death in 1932. The lodge was subsequently purchased by Wates, demolished and the surrounding land between the Staines Road and River Crane redeveloped for housing. The Portuguese connection was marked in road names such as Manoel Road, Lisbon Avenue, Augusta Road and Portugal Gardens.
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