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Kew Palace

A Grade I Listed Building in Kew, Richmond upon Thames

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Latitude: 51.4838 / 51°29'1"N

Longitude: -0.2951 / 0°17'42"W

OS Eastings: 518482

OS Northings: 177474

OS Grid: TQ184774

Mapcode National: GBR 7Z.890

Mapcode Global: VHGQW.TYWW

Plus Code: 9C3XFPM3+GX

Entry Name: Kew Palace

Listing Date: 10 January 1950

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263073

English Heritage Legacy ID: 433275

Location: Kew, Richmond upon Thames, London, TW9

County: Richmond upon Thames

Electoral Ward/Division: Kew

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Kew St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10/10/2017

TQ 1877

Kew Palace

(Formerly listed as Kew Palace, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS)


1631. Built by Samuel Fortrey a Flemish merchant whose initials with those of his wife are above the door. Square red brick mansion with Dutch Gables and classical cornices, and classical Orders on entrance front, all in cut and moulded brickwork. Pantile roof.

Three storeys and dormers. Entrance facade is seven bays wide, with the outer two on either side slightly advanced. Central entrance. Windows replaced in the C18. Entrance front altered in the C19. The interior is mainly C18 and early C19, with some earlier panelling. A Royal Residence from 1754 until 1818, at the death of Queen Charlotte. It was the home of Augusta, Princess of Wales, who had the garden laid out, during her widowhood. After her death the home of the Royal Princes. George III and Queen Charlotte lived here while waiting for the Wyatt Palace to be built.

Listing NGR: TQ1848077469

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