Barnes falls under the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames; it is a riverside London suburb in southwest London. Barnes is well known for its historic village area centered on the pond, it has a various amount of 18th and 19th century buildings of exceptional class.
In the Doomsday Book of 1086 Barnes appears as “Berne”, its doomsday assets were: 5 ploughs, 20 acres (81,000 m2) of meadow, 8 hides, paying tax with Mortlake, It rendered (in total): £7. The Canons of St Paul of London held this.
Between 1100 and 1150 the Norman chapel of St Mary’s, Barnes village church was built. In the early 13th Century it was extended, and again in 1485 and 1786. In 1978 there was a fire that destroyed the Edwardian and Victorian additions to the building, it was later refurbished in 1984.
Marc Bolan had a deadly car crash in 1977 on Queen’s Ride it is now Bolan’s rock Shrine. As a result of his death a twenty-fifth anniversary took place and a bronze bust of Bolan was installed in 2002, his fans regularly visit the memorial. The site was known in 2007 as a ‘Site of Rock ‘n’ Roll Importance’ by the English tourist Board, in their guide ‘English Rocks’.