London's Arcadia Phase 1 Projects (2005/2006)
Isleworth Promenade | St Margarets Riverfront and Promenade | Cholmondeley Walk | Water Lane | Bridge House Gardens | Richmond Hill Terrace | Richmond Terrace Fields | Old Deer Park | Kew Towpath | Chitty Hole | Petersham Meadows Towpath
Richmond Hill Terrace
Richmond Terrace Walk is listed as Grade II* in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest. Laid out in the 1700s, the Terrace Walk towards the end of the 20th Century was in need of upgrading. The famous View from Richmond Hill was protected by an Act of Parliament in 1902 and it was this Act which provided the catalyst for the development of the London's Arcadia project. Works carried out during Phase 1 include resurfacing and re-grading of the walk, restoration and repainting (though not repositioning) of the railings on the road side by contractors. The railings along the hedge side were restored over a six week period by prisoners on day release from Latchmere House Prison. Magnificent Lime trees have been planted to 'gap-up' the historic avenue of trees on the Terrace and at the top of Terrace Fields.