Bush Road, TW9

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Frank Whittaker Bush (January 8, 1825 – March 21, 1903), was an Oxford-educated barrister, who lived at 75 Kew Green between 1860 to 1890. He saw the lane, which ran from the green to the Limekiln Ferry, as his personal property – although older neighbours always insisted it was a right of way. The disputes ended when the lawyer moved to Fairfax House, in Mortlake. He served for sometime as a county magistrate in Richmond. When he died he was buried at St Anne churchyard, Kew, in a family plot with his wife Eleanor Charlotte Bush (nee Edgell) and their son William Methuen Bush, who died as an infant. The road was developed in 1928. After being used for a small fairground and two houses the area was substantially redeveloped as the Kew Park Estate in 1978.




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