KEW PALACE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1263073
Date first listed:
10-Jan-1950
Statutory Address:
KEW PALACE, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW, KEW GREEN, RICHMOND UPON THAMES, TW9 3AB

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Location

Statutory Address:
KEW PALACE, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW, KEW GREEN, RICHMOND UPON THAMES, TW9 3AB

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 18482 77474

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10/10/2017

TQ 1877 9/42

ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS KEW Kew Palace

(Formerly listed as Kew Palace, ROYAL BOTANIC GARDENS)

10.1.50

I 1631. Built by Samuel Fortrey a Flemish 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 seven bays wide, with the outer two 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.



Listing NGR: TQ1848077469

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
433275
Legacy System:
LBS

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)
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.

End of official listing

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Date: 27 Aug 2001
Reference: IOE01/05359/15
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