Marble Hill Park

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Coordinates: 51°26′58″N 0°18′48″W / 51.44944°N 0.31333°W / 51.44944; -0.31333

Marble Hill House is at the centre of Marble Hill Park

Marble Hill Park is an area of 66 acres (270,000 m2) of parkland in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. It is an English Heritage site that surrounds Marble Hill House, a Palladian villa originally built for Henrietta Howard, the mistress of King George II in 1724–29.[1]

From 2004 to 2006 the park was a venue for open-air music events organised by the Jazz Cafe.[2] On 26 August 2006, Irish vocal pop band Westlife held a concert for their Face to Face Tour supporting their album Face to Face.

The park is Grade II* listed on the Register of Historic Parks and Gardens.[3]

In 2015–2016 Historic England carried out a programme of research into the development of the park, including examining the early and mid 18th-century garden designs.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Marie P. G. Draper and W. A. Eden, Marble Hill House and its Owners 1970.
  2. ^ "Jazz Cafe Picnics". www.efestivals.co.uk. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  3. ^ Historic England, "Marble Hill (1000400)", National Heritage List for England, retrieved 19 November 2017
  4. ^ Alexander, Magnus (2017). "'Marble Hill House, Twickenham, Greater London', Research Reports Series 5/2017". Historic England. Retrieved 10 January 2018.

External links[edit]

'Reconstructing the Parkland at Marble Hill House' online article by Magnus Alexander in Latest Research section of Historic England website.