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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.

Basic Details

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:

Facilities:

Events:

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.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ302798

Size in hectares:

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:
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:
None

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

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