Twickenham Park

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Twickenham Park House

Twickenham Park is an estate in Twickenham in South West London.


New Park of Richmond, now called Twickenham Park, passed to Edward Bacon in 1574 and to the English philosopher, Francis Bacon, in 1593.[1] In 1608 the property passed to Lucy Russell, Countess of Bedford.[1] In 1618 she gave it to a relative, Sir William Harrington, Member of Parliament for Hertford. Harrington sold it to Mary Home, Countess of Home in 1621.[1]

The property was acquired from the Countess of Home by Sir Thomas Nott, a Royalist Army officer, in 1640.[2] Nott remained there until 1659 when he sold it to a Mr Henry Murray.[1] In 1668 Murray sold it to John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton, another Royalist Army officer, who died in 1678.[3]

In 1685 the Berkeley family sold the property to Robert Brudenell, 2nd Earl of Cardigan.[1] The property was then bought by Sir Thomas Vernon, Member of Parliament for Whitchurch, in 1698[4] and by the Algernon Coote, 6th Earl of Mountrath in 1743.[1]

In 1766 the property passed to the Harriet Pelham-Holles, Duchess of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who set about mixed farming in the park,[5] and in 1788 it passed to Lord Frederick Cavendish, a British Army officer.[6]

Following Cavendish's death in October 1803 the house passed to Sir William Abdy, 7th Baronet.[7] Abdy sold the house at auction to Francis Gosling who in turn demolished it in 1809.[7]


  1. ^ a b c d e f "Twickenham, The Environs of London: volume 3: County of Middlesex". 1795. p. 558-604. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Sir Thomas Nott". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "John Berkeley, 1st Baron Berkeley of Stratton". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Sir Thomas Vernon of Twickenham Park". History of Parliament. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  5. ^ "Twickenham Park: A Brief History". Twickenham Park. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "Lord Frederick Cavendish". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 
  7. ^ a b "Obituary: Lord Frederick Cavendish". The Leeds Intelligencer. 31 October 1803. Retrieved 22 June 2014. 

Coordinates: 51°27′28″N 0°19′50″W / 51.45769°N 0.33069°W / 51.45769; -0.33069