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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: 1285673



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: 205555

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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

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Draper, M P G, Eden, W A , Marble Hill House and its Owners
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

National Grid Reference: TQ 17296 73627


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