Marble Hill Park

parkland in Twickenham, in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

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Marble Hill Park
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Marble Hill House is at the centre of Marble Hill Park (January 2012)
TypeMunicipal
LocationEast Twickenham, London
Operated byEnglish Heritage
StatusOpen all year
Listed Building – Grade II*
Official nameMarble Hill
Designated1 October 1987
Reference no.1000400

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

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 2015–16 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]

See also

References

  1. ^ Draper, Marie P G and Eden, W A (1970).Marble Hill House and its Owners, Greater London Council.
  2. ^ "Jazz Cafe Picnics". www.efestivals.co.uk. 25 September 2014. Retrieved 27 September 2014.
  3. ^ Historic England (1 October 1987). "Marble Hill (1000400)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 February 2021.
  4. ^ Alexander, Magnus (2017). "'Marble Hill House, Twickenham, Greater London', Research Reports Series 5/2017". Historic England. Retrieved 10 January 2018.

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