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Rose Hill (Council Offices)

A Grade II Listed Building in Hampton, Richmond upon Thames

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Latitude: 51.4139 / 51°24'49"N

Longitude: -0.3705 / 0°22'13"W

OS Eastings: 513416

OS Northings: 169577

OS Grid: TQ134695

Mapcode National: GBR 5L.M87

Mapcode Global: VHFTS.JQHH

Plus Code: 9C3XCJ7H+HQ

Entry Name: Rose Hill (Council Offices)

Listing Date: 2 September 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1263301

English Heritage Legacy ID: 432625

Location: Hampton, Richmond upon Thames, London, TW12

County: Richmond upon Thames

Electoral Ward/Division: Hampton

Built-Up Area: Richmond upon Thames

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Mary Hampton

Church of England Diocese: London

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Rose Hill (Council Offices)
TQ 1369 29/3 2.9.52


Mid C18.
(Now Hampton branch of public library and flats: Borough Property). Said to have
been built for John Beard, the celebrated Covent Garden tenor who sang MacHeath in
the "Beggars' Opera", and who died here in 1791.
Various later additions and alterations including one-storey library wing to west.
Original part 3 bays, 3-storeys with 2-bay coach-house wing to east. Stock brick
parapet fronts with stone bands between the storeys and separate hipped slate roofs.
Cupola on central roof in shape of small round Tuscan temple with ogee lead roof.
The roof of the coach-house block is tiled. Mainly C18 sashes but some windows altered
and blocked.
North front: entrance on Rose Hill. Centre bay has semi-circular window on top floor
and sunk panels on either side of first floor windows. Large solid brick projection
on ground floor containing glazed entrance and flanking windows. Various other minor
alterations. Coach-house wing has 2 segmental arched openings, now blocked and modern
windows inserted. South front: overlooking Upper Sunbury Road to river from high bank.
Central full height 3-window splayed bay is dominating feature on this front which is
the more impressive. One window either side and that on ground floor to west modernised
Coach-house wing appears as 2 storeys and attic on this front with slightly projecting
centre containing arched recess now partly filled by small window. Interior:
Contemporary staircase and panelled staircase hall and landings. For entrance lodge
and gates see Upper Sunbury Road.

Listing NGR: TQ1341669577

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