Loft conversion — Strawberry Hill
In subsequent centuries, Teddington enjoyed a prosperous life due to the proximity of royalty, and by 1800 had grown signiﬁcantly. But the “Little Ice Age” had made farming much less proﬁtable and residents were forced to ﬁnd other work. This change resulted in great economic change in the 19th century. The ﬁrst major event was the construction of Teddington Lock in 1811 with its weir across the river. This was the ﬁrst (and now the biggest) of ﬁve locks built at the time by the City of London Corporation.