The 5th and 6th dukes of St. Albans did the original build and finished in 1802. The Perkins family bought the house in 1840s and his son extended it with one of the wings and the clocktower.
The Lafone family took the House and was a family home to Alfred Lafone member of Parliament. He passed away at the house and is now in the family Tomb at St George’s Church Hanworth.
In the early 1900s It was used as a Red Cross military hospital during the First World War, as a flying club between the wars, a hotel from 1936 to 1953 and an old people’s home from 1953 to 1992.
It’s now been empty for 25 years and on historic England’s at risk register. In the 25 years it has had many failed attempts to save it and it was planned to be turned into a hotel but it never happened due to the high costs of restoration.
The current owner has plans to use a enabling project based on the 166 bedroom hotel footprint that has consent from LBH for a hotel but is now needed to change to residential to create the millions needed for restoration and landscaping.
The community support team/friends of HPH chaired by Richard Griffiths and others have started to sort out the community benefits with the owner Gary Cottle and Hounslow council.
The planning application has now been approved by the council planning committee and they are now waiting for the GLA to give the final say.
The plans are massively backed by the community and the results to progress to restoration will be known by the summer of 2023..
You can find out more by visiting the Friends of Hanworth Park House Website
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