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Lincoln House melcombe House wessex House

A Grade II Listed Building in Richmond upon Thames, London

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Latitude: 51.4499 / 51°26'59"N

Longitude: -0.3169 / 0°19'0"W

OS Eastings: 517055

OS Northings: 173665

OS Grid: TQ170736

Mapcode National: GBR 76.GS4

Mapcode Global: VHGR2.GTBD

Entry Name: Lincoln House melcombe House wessex House

Listing Date: 2 September 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357727

English Heritage Legacy ID: 205565

Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, TW1

County: London

District: 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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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

No 26 (Melcombe House)
No 27 (Wessex House)
No 28 (Lincoln House)

GV 2.9.52 II

The description shall be amended to read:-

Terrace of three houses. Early 1720's as a speculation by a Captain John Gray. Brown
brick with red dressings, tiled roofs with tall stacks. All houses three bays wide under
M-shaped roofs and two rooms deep with a projecting rear closets and some later
additions. All windows with glazing bars and exposed sash boxes, flat-headed to front
under gauged brick heads. No. 26 with C1840's door, door-surround and fanlight; No.
27 with moulded door surround, bracketed cornice hood and Gothic style fanlight; No.
28 with similar door-surround and bracketed cornice-hood, with rectangular top light.

Interiors survives remarkably completey, with shallow moulded panelling with dado
rails and cornices to all floors of nos. 27 and 28. Many original fireplaces, set in
corners in rear rooms. Original closed-string staircases with turned balusters. No. 26
also with original panelling, with more delicate turned balusters of early C19 pattern
to its staircase; the panelling of some rooms simplified at that time.

No. 26 with original railings and torch-holder, no. 27 with square brick gatepier with
stone ball top; a similar pier to no. 28 which also retains original railings.

Nos. 26,27 and 28 Montpelier Row form part of an important terrace of the 1720's.



No 26 (Melcombe House)
No 27 (Wessex House)
No 28 (Lincoln House)
TQ 1775 21/10 2.9.52


All 3 storeys, 3 window bays wide. Brown brick, red dressings.
No 26 has a round-headed late C18 doorway with fanlight.
No 27 has a moulded door surround and Gothick fanlight similar to No 10's.
No 28 has wood doorcase with bracketted cornice hood.
Interiors of houses not seen; some are known to have very fine surviving details,
notably Nos 15, 26 and 28.

Listing NGR: TQ1705573665

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

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