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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ORLEANS HOUSE THE OCTAGON ROOM AND SERVICE WING ADJOINING

List entry Number: 1250280

Location

ORLEANS HOUSE THE OCTAGON ROOM AND SERVICE WING ADJOINING, RIVERSIDE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityRichmond upon ThamesLondon BoroughNon Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 02-Sep-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 432569

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Summary of Building

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History

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Details

In the entry for 21/58 RIVERSIDE

Orleans House The Octagon Room and Service Wing adjoining The grade shall be mended to read I

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1. 5028 RIVERSIDE

Orleans House The Octagon Room and service wing adjoining TQ 1673 21/58 2.9.52

II

2. All that survives of Orleans House is the Octagon Room (with its adjoining service wing); the rest having been demolished in 1927. Orleans House was built in 1710 for James Johnston, Queen Anne's Secretary of State for Scotland. Louis Philippe lived here 1800-14 and 1815-17. In 1720 Johnston employed James Gibbs to add the Octagon for the entertainment of Queen Caroline (George II's wide). Red brick with stone dressings and rubbed brick pilasters at the angles. Large round-arched windows with blocked surrounds and round windows above. Fine Roman baroque interior with plaster figures on pediments of fireplace and doors and busts in round niches above by G Artan and J Bagutti. Illustrated in Gibb's 'Book of Architecture', plate 71. Service wing is a long 2-storey brick range adjoining the Octagon to the west. Door with pediment and rusticated surround. Also to the north a re-built 2-storey wing.

Listing NGR: TQ1687473348

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Author: Gibbs, J - Title: Book of Architecture - Date: 1728 - Page References: 71

National Grid Reference: TQ1690673379

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