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Lincoln House Melcombe House Wessex House, Richmond upon Thames

Description: Lincoln House Melcombe House Wessex House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 2 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 205565

OS Grid Reference: TQ1705573665
OS Grid Coordinates: 517055, 173665
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4499, -0.3169

Location: Montpelier Row, Richmond, Greater London TW1 2NQ

Locality: Richmond upon Thames
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: TW1 2NQ

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

No 26 (Melcombe House)
No 27 (Wessex House)
No 28 (Lincoln House)

GV 2.9.52 II

The description shall be amended to read:-

Terrace of three houses. Early 1720's as a speculation by a Captain John Gray. Brown
brick with red dressings, tiled roofs with tall stacks. All houses three bays wide under
M-shaped roofs and two rooms deep with a projecting rear closets and some later
additions. All windows with glazing bars and exposed sash boxes, flat-headed to front
under gauged brick heads. No. 26 with C1840's door, door-surround and fanlight; No.
27 with moulded door surround, bracketed cornice hood and Gothic style fanlight; No.
28 with similar door-surround and bracketed cornice-hood, with rectangular top light.

Interiors survives remarkably completey, with shallow moulded panelling with dado
rails and cornices to all floors of nos. 27 and 28. Many original fireplaces, set in
corners in rear rooms. Original closed-string staircases with turned balusters. No. 26
also with original panelling, with more delicate turned balusters of early C19 pattern
to its staircase; the panelling of some rooms simplified at that time.

No. 26 with original railings and torch-holder, no. 27 with square brick gatepier with
stone ball top; a similar pier to no. 28 which also retains original railings.

Nos. 26,27 and 28 Montpelier Row form part of an important terrace of the 1720's.



No 26 (Melcombe House)
No 27 (Wessex House)
No 28 (Lincoln House)
TQ 1775 21/10 2.9.52


All 3 storeys, 3 window bays wide. Brown brick, red dressings.
No 26 has a round-headed late C18 doorway with fanlight.
No 27 has a moulded door surround and Gothick fanlight similar to No 10's.
No 28 has wood doorcase with bracketted cornice hood.
Interiors of houses not seen; some are known to have very fine surviving details,
notably Nos 15, 26 and 28.

Listing NGR: TQ1705573665

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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