The Hermitage, Hanwell

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The Hermitage
The Hermitage -Hanwell W7.jpg
General information
Architectural styleCottage orné
LocationHanwell, London, England

The Hermitage is a cottage orné in Hanwell, London built by rector George Glasse in 1809 on the site of a previous house called the Elms. Nikolaus Pevsner described the house as "a peach of an early c19 Gothic thatched cottage with two pointed windows, a quatrefoil, and an ogee arched door, all on a minute scale. Inside, an octagonal hall and reception room."[1] It is Grade II listed building on Historic England's National Heritage List.[2]

Behind the cottage lies a spring, which may be the origin of 'well' being incorporated into the local place name of Hanwell. There is also a small lake and a barn. The barn was used in the mid 1960's by Pictorial Charts Educational Trust, for housing and shipping wall charts used by schools all over the country.


  1. ^ Pevsner, Nikolaus (1999). The buildings of England, London 3: North-West (New ed.). London: Pevsner Architectural Guides. ISBN 0-300-09652-6.
  2. ^ Historic England, "The Hermitage (1294382)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 12 September 2017

Coordinates: 51°30′51″N 0°20′43″W / 51.5142°N 0.3454°W / 51.5142; -0.3454