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Marble Hill House

A Grade I Listed Building in Richmond upon Thames, Richmond upon Thames

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Latitude: 51.4495 / 51°26'58"N

Longitude: -0.3134 / 0°18'48"W

OS Eastings: 517296

OS Northings: 173627

OS Grid: TQ172736

Mapcode National: GBR 76.HMX

Mapcode Global: VHGR2.JT5P

Plus Code: 9C3XCMXP+QJ

Entry Name: Marble Hill House

Listing Date: 2 September 1952

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1285673

English Heritage Legacy ID: 205555

Location: Twickenham Riverside, Richmond upon Thames, London, TW1

County: Richmond upon Thames

Electoral Ward/Division: Twickenham Riverside

Built-Up Area: Richmond upon Thames

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Stephen Twickenham

Church of England Diocese: London

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Marble Hill House
TQ 1773 21/16 2.9.52

Built 1724-29 to the designs of Lord Herbert and Roger Morris for Henrietta Howard,
mistress of George II. An unusually instructive exemplar of the architectural ideas
of the English Palladian School. The setting of the house was the work of the poet
Alexander Pope and Charles Bridgeman, the royal landscape gardener.
Rectangular on plan, with the main elevations facing north and south; stucco faced
with stone dressings; 3 main storeys (the lowest treated as an architectural basement);
modillion cornice with lead-covered blocking course pyramidal roof covered with blue-
black pantiles and with a lead-covered ball finial at the apex. The north and south
fronts of 5-bays with the centre 3 bays projecting and pedimented; projecting plain
string course and sill band at principal floor level.
On the north front, the projecting centre is enriched with a rusticated basement and
a pilastered giant Ionic order with stepped architrave and pulvinated frieze; tetra-
style; a cartouche in the tympanum of the pediment; the south front is more plainly
treated with a rusticated arched door at the centre. Low wing walls on either side
of the north front.
Fine interiors including the Great Room (a cube of 24 ft) and a mahogany staircase.
The building had been altered externally and internally but was restored to its
original design by the GLC in 1965-66.
(See: M P G Draper and W A Eden: Marble Hill House and its Owners.)

Listing NGR: TQ1729673627

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