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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1261987



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Richmond upon Thames

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 02-Sep-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 436168

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5028 TQ 1572 17/10 2.9.52

WALDEGRAVE ROAD Strawberry Hill (St Mary's Training College)


1749-76. Built by Horace Walpole, with William Robinson and later James Essex as executive architects, with some interiors designed by Richard Bently, John Chute, Thomas Pitt, and Robert Adam. The chief facades are to the south and east. Stuccoed, of 2 to 3-storeys. Extending southward to the left on the south facade are C19 additions by Lady Waldegrave, which now encase the base of the circular tower (1759), containing kitchens and Round Room Tudor windows. Turret behind, (1777) with steep conical roof covered by fishscale slates. To the right, a 5-bay range, 2-storeys high, with painted 2-light windows and buttresses between (Great Cloister to ground floor, Gallery above). Single bay to right, set back, and to right of this a triple angled bow window, 2-storeys high, with trefoil-headed ogee windows on each facet. (Contains Little Parlour and Blue Bed Chamber). Single bay to corner, with similar return to east, of 3 storeys, with ogeed 2-light windows to ground, and first floors and quatrefoils above. To the right, along the east facade, a 3-facetted bow with ogee heads to first floor, above which a rectangular oriel with 5 painted lights, under stepped gable. To the right, a single bay contains the Great Parlour, and above, the Library. Square headed oriel to Parlour, ogeed cinquefoil headed window within intersecting tracery library, flanked by quatrefoils. Battlemented parapets through- out, with pinnacles at intervals. Inside, many notable interiors, including: Staircase, (Bentley); Library, with Gothic arches for bookcases; fireplace inspired by that of Edmund Crouchback in Westminster Abbey, and elaborate ceiling (1754, Chute), Holbein Chamber, triple-arched screen, tracered ceiling, elaborate niched fireplace, (Bentley); Gallery, fan-vaulted with elaborate canopied (Pitt); Round Drawing Room, and Beauclerc Room (Adam); Tribune, elaborate domed and traceried ceiling (1763 mostly Chute); Great Bedchamber (1772).

Listing NGR: TQ1581072308

Selected Sources

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

National Grid Reference: TQ 15817 72315


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