"my honoured uncle, bought a cottage at Twickenham"

 Today, Twickenham is a large suburban town situated about 10 miles southwest of central London in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

In the 18th century, it was a pleasant Thames-side village, and a popular residential area for the wealthy. The poet Alexander Pope lived in Twickenham from 1719 until his death in 1744.

 

Lithograph of Orleans House, Twickenham (1844)
Public DomainLithograph of Orleans House, Twickenham (1844) - Credit: Adolphe Bayot after Édouard Pingret