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Col. Stewart's House in Richmond Park

Col. Stewart's House in Richmond Park

Medium: Watercolour with pen and ink

Date: 1770

Shelfmark: KTop XLI

Item number: 15-e-1.

Genre: Topographical Drawing

View of a large house belong to a Colonel Stewart in the grounds of Richmond Park. Richmond Park consists of over 2,000 acres of land to between Richmond Hill , Ham and Wimbledon Common. It was first enclosed in 1637 on the orders of Charles I. It was a favourite hunting ground, being well stock with deer and also there were fish ponds added in the 18th century. A number of lodges were built here in the 18th century. This house has three storeys, the middle of which has double height windows. Like many 18th century classical mansions it is symmetrical.

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