HAM HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1080832
Date first listed:
10-Jan-1950
Statutory Address:
HAM HOUSE, HAM HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
HAM HOUSE, HAM HOUSE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Richmond upon Thames (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 17262 73046

Details

2. 5028 HAM HOUSE

Ham House TQ 1773 21/61 10.1.50

I (AM)

2. 1610 and 1672-1675. Important Jacobean Mansion, 3 storey brick. Originally H-plan. North (river) front with entrance mainly original. Space between wings on south front built in 1672-1675, when hipped roof and modillion cornice were substituted for original gables. Full- height splayed bays were also added to the ends of the wings on the north front, and niches with lead busts inserted along this front at the first floor. Very fine and sumptuous unspoilt interior with furniture fittings etc. Historical Associations. "Cabal Room". Originally built for Sir Thomas VaVasour. Date 1610 carved on door. Passed to Elizabeth Murray, who became Countess of Dysart and later Duchess of Launderdale, and who was responsible for the late C17 alterations. Has since remained in the Dysart family. Approached from Petersham and Ham along fine avenues of trees through park. Side walls to forecourt decorated with busts in niches. A.M.

Listing NGR: TQ1726273046

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
205337
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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