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Richmond Terrace Garden Westminster
Summary: Richmond Terrace is an elegant range of terraced houses built in 1822-24 by Henry Harrison, with his brother George as speculative builder, on the site of Richmond House, which was demolished in 1796. The Portland stone balustraded parapet wall adjacent to No.1 Richmond Terrace, which terminates in a pier surmounted by a Coade stone urn, was also designed by Harrison as part of the overall scheme. Of the original garden layout only the balustraded terrace and a strip of lawn survive, the remainder of the garden now set with cobbles and used as a car park. The terrace was gutted and rebuilt behind the fa├žade in 1984-86, and the railings were reinstated in the 1990s. The entire terrace is now Government offices.
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Site location: Richmond Terrace, Westminster
Postcode: SW1 > Google Map
Type of site: Private Garden
Date(s): 1822
Designer(s): Henry Harrison and George Harrison
Listed structures: LBII*: 1-8 Richmond Terrace; Richmond Terrace balustrade with 5 lamps/ LBII: Richmond Terrace East
Borough: Westminster
Site ownership: HM Government
Site management:
Open to public? No
Opening times: Private
Special conditions:
Public transport: Tube: Westminster (District, Circle, Jubilee)
The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/11/2007
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news.

Fuller information:

An early C19th plan for the front garden by J.B. Papworth is in the RIBA Drawings Collection.

Sources consulted:

Ben Weinreb & Christopher Hibbert, 'The London Encyclopaedia' (Macmillan, revised ed. 1993), p.649; Survey of London vol. xiii, 249
Grid ref: TQ302798
Size in hectares:
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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:
In Conservation Area: Yes
Conservation Area name: Whitehall
Tree Preservation Order: No
Nature Conservation Area: No
Green Belt: No
Metropolitan Open Land: No
Special Policy Area: No
Other LA designation:

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