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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: 1263073



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: 10-Jan-1950

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 433275

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Kew Palace TQ 1877 9/42 10.1.50


2. 1631. Built by Samuel Fortrey a Hemish merchant whose initials with those of his wife are above the door. Square red brick mansion with Dutch Gables and classical cornices, and classical Orders on entrance front, all in cut and moulded brickwork. Pantile roof. Three storeys and dormers. Entrance facade is 7 bays wide, with the outer 2 on either side slightly advanced. Central entrance. Windows replaced in the C18. Entrance front altered in the C19. The interior is mainly C18 and early C19, with some earlier panelling. A Royal Residence from 1754 until 1818, at the death of Queen Charlotte. It was the home of Augusta, Princess of Wales, who had the garden laid out, during her widowhood. After her death the home of the Royal Princes. George III and Queen Charlotte lived here while waiting for the Wyatt Palace to be built (VCH Surrey Vol III p485). (Country Life, April 12, 1930).

Listing NGR: TQ1848077469

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Malden, H E, The Victoria History of the County of Surrey: Volume III, (1911), 485
'Country Life' in 12 April, (1930)
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

National Grid Reference: TQ 18482 77474


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