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Ham House, Richmond upon Thames

Description: Ham House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 10 January 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 205337

OS Grid Reference: TQ1726273046
OS Grid Coordinates: 517262, 173046
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4443, -0.3141

Location: Richmond, Greater London TW10 7RS

Locality: Richmond upon Thames
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: TW10 7RS

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Listing Text


Ham House
TQ 1773 21/61 10.1.50

I (AM)

1610 and 1672-1675.
Important Jacobean Mansion, 3 storey brick. Originally H-plan. North (river) front
with entrance mainly original. Space between wings on south front built in 1672-1675,
when hipped roof and modillion cornice were substituted for original gables. Full-
height splayed bays were also added to the ends of the wings on the north front, and
niches with lead busts inserted along this front at the first floor. Very fine and
sumptuous unspoilt interior with furniture fittings etc.
Historical Associations. "Cabal Room". Originally built for Sir Thomas VaVasour.
Date 1610 carved on door. Passed to Elizabeth Murray, who became Countess of Dysart
and later Duchess of Launderdale, and who was responsible for the late C17 alterations.
Has since remained in the Dysart family. Approached from Petersham and Ham along fine
avenues of trees through park. Side walls to forecourt decorated with busts in niches.

Listing NGR: TQ1726273046

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Source: English Heritage

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