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Hampton Court Palace

A Grade I Listed Building in Hampton, London

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Latitude: 51.4034 / 51°24'12"N

Longitude: -0.3375 / 0°20'14"W

OS Eastings: 515739

OS Northings: 168461

OS Grid: TQ157684

Mapcode National: GBR 6G.9LF

Mapcode Global: VHGR8.3ZFK

Plus Code: 9C3XCM37+92

Entry Name: Hampton Court Palace

Listing Date: 2 September 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1193127

English Heritage Legacy ID: 205384

Location: Hampton Court, Richmond upon Thames, London, KT8

County: London

District: Richmond upon Thames

Electoral Ward/Division: Hampton

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Esher

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Tagged with: Palace Theatre Historic house museum

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Hampton Court Palace
The grade shall be amended to read I



Hampton Court Palace
TQ 1568 32/10 2.9.52


1514 onwards. Walls of brick, with freestone dressings. Roofs covered with lead,
tiles and slates. Begun by Cardinal Wolsey, much of whose work survives particularly
the ranges around the Base Court, the Clock Court and the Kitchen Court.
King Henry VIII made extensive alterations between 1529-40, including the rebuilding
of the Great Hall from 1532 the remodelling of the Chapel (1535-6) and building of
Chapel Court. The extension of the kitchens and the addition of the projecting,
turretted side wings to the west facade. Queen Elizabeth made some changes including
the building of the privy kitchen but in 1689 William III began a major building
campaign with Sir Christopher Wren as architect. This consists chiefly of the
Fountain Court, to the south-east corner of the old palace, on site of Tudor Cloister
Green Court, and the Colonnade in Clock Court. A little work was done under George II,
including the remodelling of the Tudor range, between Clock and Fountain Court by
William Kent who also completed the decorations of Queen's Staircase.
The Tudor ranges are generally 2-3 storeys with mullioned windows usually of 2-4-lights.
Those by Wren have 4 storeys with arched windows or arcades to the ground floors, tall,
square headed windows with moulded surrounds and sometimes pediments to the first floors,
round windows to the second and almost square windows to top storey, treated as an attic
above a stone cornice. Further cornice and balustraded parapet above. Many surviving
interiors, Tudor and later.

Listing NGR: TQ1573968461

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