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Historic listed property goes on the market in Middlesex

1st December 2008 Print
Historic listed property goes on the market in Middlesex Berwick House, formerly part of Hawke House, is situated on the east side of Green Street on the northern edge of Sunbury Park. This Grade II listed building, once the home of Admiral Lord Hawke, is on the market with Townends in Sunbury, Middlesex.

The main block of the house was built in 1703, however according to research, there was a house on the site long before that. The first mention of the site itself is on 1st October 1683, when Anne Best, a widow, sold it to John Graves Senior, a winecooper in London.

There are many records after this stating the residents of Hawke House, but the purchaser on 11th May 1767 was none other than "the Right Honourable Sir Edward Hawke Knight of the most honourable Order of the First Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty and Rear Admiral of Great Britain." He does not appear to have moved to Sunbury until 1771 when he retired from the Admiralty, and was there till he died in 1781.

The estate, including the house, outbuildings, stabling, all gardens and meadow land, was valued in 1896 at £12,000, not an inconsiderable price in those times.

During the Second World War the house was used as the local food office before becoming the local headquarters of the W V S (Women's Voluntary Service), and then later a guest house. It then fell vacant and was brought for re-development.

Eventually permission for development as offices was granted and a new northern wing was built. The building was used for office purposes from the 1970's and then in 2006 it was fully converted and refurbished, to how it stands today, into three residential properties.

Berwick House, Green Street, Lower Sunbury, Middlesex is on the market for £950,000. The four bedroom, three bathroom period property offers a wealth of features including landscaped front and rear gardens, private gated parking, high ceilings and large sash windows. Further details are available through Townends in Sunbury -

The property is well situated and has excellent transport links with Sunbury mainline station under a mile away offering a direct line into London Waterloo within 50 minutes. The M3 is also nearby for car travel providing easy access to the M25.

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Historic listed property goes on the market in Middlesex