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Templeton Wandsworth

Summary

Templeton was built in the late C18th with a new east range added to the house between 1865-94, and later alterations to the south front undertaken for Lady Wimborne, who owned the house in the early C20th. It was built on land of the former estate of Roehampton Park, which was broken up by Thomas Parker, and got its name from its first occupant, Lady Elizabeth Templetown. It had a number of illustrious private owners and in 1930 became a hall of residence for the Froebel Institute. The grounds were once more extensive but in 1932 Roehampton Gate and Roedean Crescent were built over part of the estate. It has a carriage drive to the entrance and formal gardens to the rear.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Templeton House

Site location:
118 Priory Lane, Roehampton

Postcode:
SW15 5JL ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Private Garden

Date(s):
c.1786

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: Templeton House

Borough:
Wandsworth

Site ownership:
Templeton Estates Ltd

Site management:
Templeton Estates Ltd

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
private

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Barnes then bus

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/06/2005
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.templetonestate.co.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ213744

Size in hectares:
c.1.62

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
No

Tree Preservation Order:
Yes

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Archaeological Priority Area

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999; Dorian Gerhold 'Villas and Mansions of Roehampton and Putney Heath' (Wandsworth Historical Society, Wandsworth Paper 9, 1997)

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