Chiswick Town was a place of retreat in the late 19th century. Chiswick Roundabout in Chiswick Town is situated at the start of the North Circular Road. Chiswick in Chiswick Town means Cheese Farm. Chiswick Town has St Nicholas Church that dates back to 1181. In 1864 Chiswick Town had a ship yard at Church Wharf to the west of Chiswick Mall now known as Chiswick Pier. Chiswick House built in Chiswick Town in 1726 is a great example of Palladian architecture.