Peg Woffington was a popular actress who was romantically linked with another local famous actor David Garrick who lived in Hampton Hill. Their plans to marry never materialised and in 1744 she moved to Teddington.
The cottages were almshouses built in the 1750’s and it is thought that Peg gave these to the poor of the parish. She is buried in nearby St Mary’s Parish Church.
Photos courtesy of Duncan Shuttleworth (Teddington Society).