MARBLE HILL HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1285673
Date first listed:
02-Sep-1952
Statutory Address:
MARBLE HILL HOUSE, MARBLE HILL PARK

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Location

Statutory Address:
MARBLE HILL HOUSE, MARBLE HILL PARK

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 17296 73627

Details

1. 5028 MARBLE HILL PARK

Marble Hill House TQ 1773 21/16 2.9.52 I

2. Built 1724-29 to the designs of Lord Herbert and Roger Morris for Henrietta Howard, mistress of George II. An unusually instructive exemplar of the architectural ideas of the English Palladian School. The setting of the house was the work of the poet Alexander Pope and Charles Bridgeman, the royal landscape gardener. Rectangular on plan, with the main elevations facing north and south; stucco faced with stone dressings; 3 main storeys (the lowest treated as an architectural basement); modillion cornice with lead-covered blocking course pyramidal roof covered with blue- black pantiles and with a lead-covered ball finial at the apex. The north and south fronts of 5-bays with the centre 3 bays projecting and pedimented; projecting plain string course and sill band at principal floor level. On the north front, the projecting centre is enriched with a rusticated basement and a pilastered giant Ionic order with stepped architrave and pulvinated frieze; tetra- style; a cartouche in the tympanum of the pediment; the south front is more plainly treated with a rusticated arched door at the centre. Low wing walls on either side of the north front. Fine interiors including the Great Room (a cube of 24 ft) and a mahogany staircase. The building had been altered externally and internally but was restored to its original design by the GLC in 1965-66. (See: M P G Draper and W A Eden: Marble Hill House and its Owners.)

Listing NGR: TQ1729673627

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
205555
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Draper, M P G, Eden, W A , Marble Hill House and its Owners
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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