Links to relevant sites of interest
British History Online
Read the Swakeleys entry from the Victoria County History series here.
English Heritage protects and promotes the historic environment and is the Government’s advisor on listing.
Hillingdon Council: Local History & Heritage
Find out about the history of the Hillingdon area here.
Using this site, you can search national and local records of England’s historic sites and buildings.
Read Samuel Pepys’ account of Swakeleys in full here.
Royal Institute of British Architects
The Royal Institute of British Architects holds important collections of architectural drawings and books and offers advice on careers in architecture.
Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain
Information on the society’s membership, events, awards and publications.
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings fights to save historic buildings from damage and gives advice on repair and restoration.
Fragment of hand-painted Chinese wallpaper uncovered at Swakeleys during works in the 70s, assessed to date from the early to mid eighteenth century, provided by Hamilton Weston (copyright reserved by them).