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Walpole House, Hounslow

Description: Walpole House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 11 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 202497

OS Grid Reference: TQ2186478061
OS Grid Coordinates: 521864, 178061
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4884, -0.2462

Location: Chiswick Mall, Hounslow, Greater London W4 2QH

Locality: Hounslow
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: W4 2QH

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Listing Text

Walpole House
TQ 2178 SE 2/160 11.7.51.


Late C17 and early C18. Brown brick with red dressings. 5 storeys, 1:2:
3:2 double-hung sashes with flat arches. Projecting wings recessed left
hand centre. Excellent porch: Corinthian pilasters on plinths supporting
entablature and enclosing panelled Tuscan pilasters, elliptical arch with
keystone, side arches round-headed; 6-panel door with architrave and fanlight.
lst and 2nd floor bands, modillion cornice, old tile roof. Interior -
fine original panelling in hall and ground and 1st floor main rooms; staircase
has turned balusters and panelled dado with miniature Corinthian fluted
pilasters; ground floor South East room has excellent Adam style mantelpiece.
Vide CL LXXIX pl42 and RCHM. NMR. Fine wrought iron gate and screen,
gateposts with ball finial. Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland, may
have lived here, 1707-9. Daniel O'Connell lodged here for a few years
when a law student. Thackeray was educated at a school here, and Miss Pinkerton's
Academy in "Vanity Fair" may have been taken from Walpole House.

Morton House, Railings of Morton House, Strawbery House, Railings and gate
to Strawbery House, Walpole House, gates and screen to Walpole House form
a group.

Listing NGR: TQ2186478061

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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