Asgill House

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Asgill House
Richmond 009 Asgill House TT.JPG
General information
TypeResidential
Architectural stylePalladian
LocationRichmond, London, England
Coordinates51°27′37″N 0°18′44″W / 51.46028°N 0.31222°W / 51.46028; -0.31222Coordinates: 51°27′37″N 0°18′44″W / 51.46028°N 0.31222°W / 51.46028; -0.31222
Construction started1757–58
Design and construction
ArchitectSir Robert Taylor
Awards and prizesListed as Grade I by Historic England[1]

Richmond Place, now known as Asgill House, is a Grade I listed[1] 18th-century Palladian villa[2] on Old Palace Lane in Richmond, London (historically in Surrey), overlooking the River Thames. The house is on the former site of the river frontage and later the brewhouse for the medieval and Tudor Richmond Palace. It is 8 miles (13 km) from Charing Cross and was built in 1757–58 by Sir Robert Taylor as a summer and weekend parkland villa beside the River Thames for Sir Charles Asgill, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1761–62.[2] It has been described as a "among the last villas of importance to be erected on the banks of the Thames".[3]

It was returned to its original appearance in a restoration of 1969–70 by Donald Insall Associates. This included removing the Victorian extensions.[2]

Asgill House is now leased from the Crown Estate as a private residence.[3]

The rear garden contains a 200-year-old Copper beech tree, one of the Great Trees of London.

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  1. ^ a b Historic England. "Asgill House (1180412)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 24 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b c Bridget Cherry and Nikolaus Pevsner (1983). The Buildings of England – London 2: South. London: Penguin Books. p. 524. ISBN 0 14 0710 47 7.
  3. ^ a b "Asgill House". Local History Notes. London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Retrieved 9 January 2015.