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    1785-1865 creator and first director of The Royal Botanical Gardens at Kew Sir William Jackson Hooker RH FRS LLD CDL the great botanist lived here

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    The Drill Hall. This was built in 1868 as a training hall for the Royal Garrison Artillery and the Chester Rifle volunteers. The cost of £2,500 was...