7 Hammersmith Terrace
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Closed for refurbishment until early 2017
Seven Hammersmith Terrace is the former residence of Sir Emery Walker – printer, collector and friend and mentor to William Morris – and is open for visitors from April to September. Boasting a remarkably well preserved interior in the Arts and Crafts style, 7 Hammersmith Terrace has been kept much as it was when Walker moved in in 1907. Morris wallpapers and textiles give the house its distinctive character, and the garden, overlooking the river, is also laid out in the way it was during the owner’s lifetime, with fragrant jasmine, roses and wisteria, and contains furniture and glass by Philip Webb, ceramics by William de Morgan, and furniture by Ernest Gimson. Entry is by pre-booked tour only (groups are limited to eight people). The tour includes the beautiful Kelmscott Press book, 'The Floure and the Leafe, & the Boke of Cupide', a nineteenth birthday present from Emery Walker to his daughter Dorothy in 1897. A decorative wooden chest by Cotswold Arts and Crafts artist Ernest Gimson is on display after restoration. Work continues to restore the original garden layout based on Dorothy Walker’s planting notes and photographs from the 1920s and '30s.