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Ham House Gatehouse and Attached and Associated Gatepiers

A Grade II Listed Building in Richmond upon Thames, London

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Latitude: 51.445 / 51°26'42"N

Longitude: -0.3036 / 0°18'13"W

OS Eastings: 517987

OS Northings: 173146

OS Grid: TQ179731

Mapcode National: GBR 81.L51

Mapcode Global: VHGR2.PYB4

Entry Name: Ham House Gatehouse and Attached and Associated Gatepiers

Listing Date: 7 August 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1389381

English Heritage Legacy ID: 488039

Location: Richmond upon Thames, London, TW10

County: London

District: Richmond upon Thames

Electoral Ward/Division: Ham, Petersham and Richmond Riverside

Built-Up Area: Richmond upon Thames

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Petersham St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

22/21/10129 155 AND 155A
07-AUG-01 Ham House Gatehouse and attached and
associated gatepiers


Gatehouse to Ham House and attached and associated gatepiers. Dated 1900 designed by R D Oliver for the Dysart Family. Jacobean manner. Red brick in English bond, stone dressings, tile roof. Symmetrical on two storeys, three bays with central archway rising through two storeys. Deep moulded stone plinth; flush stone quoins overlaid at the angles by continuous moulded cornices and storey bands; stone parapet mouldings and balustrades. Stone arch with strapwork spandrels and two orders of raised panels, panelled frieze and enriched cornice. Flanking two storey canted bays, at each storey five -light stone mullioned window each with iron casements with rectangular leaded panes. Iron window stays. Moulded storey band forming cornice at each level. Stone parapet, alternating balustrades and shafts, those at the angles surmounted by finials. Central shaped gable in stone, carrying large coat of arms to the Dysart family and dated MCM, and flanked by parapet finials. The rear is similar but simpler. Central archway rising through two storeys; moulded arch with scroll keystone and strapwork spandrels, plain frieze and cornice. Raised panelled linings to arch. To left and right, to each storey, three-light stone mullioned casements with rectangular leaded panes in iron frames, iron window stays. Moulded storey bands forming cornice at each level. Shaped gable in brick with stone copings surmounted by a finial, flanked by finials set on stone shafts rising from cornice; central two-light casement with rectangular leaded panes. Similar shafts and finials at the angles. Returns each with shaped gable with stone copings, surmounted by triple brick stacks set diagonally on chamfered stone bases and with deep moulded stone caps. Continuous moulded storey bands; added small single storey flat roofed extension to each return is not of special interest. To north, stretch of stock brick walling with chamfered copings attaching gate pier to gatehouse. To south, link is hidden under ivy.
Central flat roofed passage with moulded stone cornice. Pair of opposing doors each in moulded stone doorcase, with shallow four centred arch on pair of moulded shafts; tall raised panelled frieze and moulded cornice. Doors with studded and moulded stiles and muntins.

Pair of gatepiers to north and south, the inner gatepier attached to the house. Pier attached to house presumed to be c 1900, that to north appears earlier. Those to south too hidden to describe. Alternating red brick and stone bands, the stone bands treated as banded rustication. Moulded stone plinths and deep cornices. Outer face of each pier to north has offset shaft also in red brick and stone, capped with an inverted scroll.

B,Cherry and N.Pevsner, London 2: South, 1983, p. 516.

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