... Twickenham became a very fashionable place to live.
Twickenham became a very fashionable place to live, particularly in the 17th and 18th centuries, and country retreats lined the riverside. Market gardening was also very important during this period.
Following the coming of the railways in 1848 the population quadrupled, reaching 21,000 by 1901. A Local Board was formed in 1868 and this became an Urban District Council in 1895.
York Street was then built in 1899 to by-pass the very narrow Church Street. Church Street has been at the heart of the parish from earliest times, both as an access to St Mary's Church and as a route to Richmond. There has been a church on the site for most, if not all, of the previous millennium.
In 1926 Twickenham became a borough with a charter. In 1937 the borough was enlarged to bring in the neighbouring UDCs of Hampton, Hampton Wick and Teddington.