"HESTON, a village and a parish in Brentford district, Middlesex. The village stands near the Grand Junction canal, 1½ mile S of Southall r. station, and 1½ N by W of Hounslow; is irregularly built, yet contains good houses and villas; and has a post office under Hounslow, London W, and a fair on 1 May. The parish contains also the hamlets of Sutton, Lampton, Cranford, Scrattage, and Spring Grove, and parts of the hamlet of North Hyde and the town of Hounslow. "
Located in Chiswick, the country house of painter and satirist William Hogarth is open to the public. For opening hours and more information, go to www.hounslow.info/arts-culture/historic-houses-museums/hogarth-house
Osterley Park - When the house was built it was surrounded by rural countryside. It was one of a group of large houses close to London which served as country retreats for wealthy families, but were not true country houses on large agricultural estates. Other surviving country retreats of this type near London include Syon House and Chiswick House.