List entry

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: WALPOLE HOUSE

List entry Number: 1358321

Location

WALPOLE HOUSE, CHISWICK MALL W4

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityHounslowLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 11-Jul-1951

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 202497

Asset Groupings

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

1. CHISWICK MALL, W4 4419 Walpole House TQ 2178 SE 2/160 11.7.51. I GV

2. Late C17 and early C18. Brown brick with red dressings. 5 storeys, 1:2: 3:2 double-hung sashes with flat arches. Projecting wings recessed left hand centre. Excellent porch: Corinthian pilasters on plinths supporting entablature and enclosing panelled Tuscan pilasters, elliptical arch with keystone, side arches round-headed; 6-panel door with architrave and fanlight. lst and 2nd floor bands, modillion cornice, old tile roof. Interior - fine original panelling in hall and ground and 1st floor main rooms; staircase has turned balusters and panelled dado with miniature Corinthian fluted pilasters; ground floor South East room has excellent Adam style mantelpiece. Vide CL LXXIX pl42 and RCHM. NMR. Fine wrought iron gate and screen, gateposts with ball finial. Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland, may have lived here, 1707-9. Daniel O'Connell lodged here for a few years when a law student. Thackeray was educated at a school here, and Miss Pinkerton's Academy in "Vanity Fair" may have been taken from Walpole House.

Morton House, Railings of Morton House, Strawbery House, Railings and gate to Strawbery House, Walpole House, gates and screen to Walpole House form a group.

Listing NGR: TQ2186478061

Selected Sources

  1. Book  Reference - Title: Inventory of London II West - Date: 1937
  2. Article  Reference - Title: Country Life - Journal Title: Country Life
  3. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 17 Greater London - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

National Grid Reference: TQ 21864 78061

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