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Ham House

A Grade I Listed Building in Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside, London

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Latitude: 51.4443 / 51°26'39"N

Longitude: -0.3141 / 0°18'50"W

OS Eastings: 517262

OS Northings: 173046

OS Grid: TQ172730

Mapcode National: GBR 76.PJ9

Mapcode Global: VHGR2.HYTP

Entry Name: Ham House

Listing Date: 10 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1080832

English Heritage Legacy ID: 205337

Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, TW10

County: London

District: Richmond upon Thames

Electoral Ward/Division: Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Petersham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text


Ham House
TQ 1773 21/61 10.1.50

I (AM)

1610 and 1672-1675.
Important Jacobean Mansion, 3 storey brick. Originally H-plan. North (river) front
with entrance mainly original. Space between wings on south front built in 1672-1675,
when hipped roof and modillion cornice were substituted for original gables. Full-
height splayed bays were also added to the ends of the wings on the north front, and
niches with lead busts inserted along this front at the first floor. Very fine and
sumptuous unspoilt interior with furniture fittings etc.
Historical Associations. "Cabal Room". Originally built for Sir Thomas VaVasour.
Date 1610 carved on door. Passed to Elizabeth Murray, who became Countess of Dysart
and later Duchess of Launderdale, and who was responsible for the late C17 alterations.
Has since remained in the Dysart family. Approached from Petersham and Ham along fine
avenues of trees through park. Side walls to forecourt decorated with busts in niches.

Listing NGR: TQ1726273046

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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