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The Bird Family The Bird Family

Credit for this entry to:
Alan Patient of

Plaque: The Bird Family

Erection date: 2002


{Beneath a coat of arms with a damaged date of 18(7?)2:}
This building stands on the site of 190 Shepherds Bush Road, home of George Bird and his family in the 19th century, as West London builders and brick makers they were responsible for many local buildings, including the earliest parts of Nazareth House and the Sacred Heart School, the stonework of the first Hammersmith Bridge (the present, second, bridge is built on the original Bird piers), and Holy Trinity Church on Brook Green. The Birds were also active in civic development and public welfare and founded the West London Hospital in Hammersmith Road, the coat of arms was formerly placed above the gateway of 190 Shepherds Bush Road.
Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group

2019: The Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group tell us that this plaque was installed in 2002/3 before they had established the standard HBG plaque design.

Site: The Bird Family (1 memorial)

W6, Shepherds Bush Road, 190, Hammersmith Fire Station

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Hammersmith Bridge

The original bridge was designed by William Tierney Clark, and was the first ...

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Holy Trinity Church Brook Green

Designed by William Wardell, its foundation stone was laid by Cardinal Wisema...

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Nazareth House

In 1850, Dr. Nicholas Wiseman became concerned about the plight of the aged, ...

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Sacred Heart School, Hammersmith

The origins of the school date back to a nunnery in 1609. In 1869, Cardinal M...

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West London Hospital

It was saved from demolition by the Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings...

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Hammersmith and Fulham Historic Buildings Group

Founded to focus attention on the historic environment of the borough and to ...

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