Walpole House is an exquisite Grade I listed house with spectacular views over the River Thames, standing in approximately 0.65 acres of historic walled gardens.
Walpole House is one of the finest and most interesting Grade I listed Georgian residences in London, set in a truly magical and unique location on Chiswick Mall, within the Old Chiswick Conservation Area. The house provides glorious river views to the front with river garden access and an enchanting vista over the expansive Grade II listed walled gardens to the rear. Of C16th Tudor origin, the property was re-fronted in 1730 and is the largest and most complex house on the Mall.
There have been many notable owners of Walpole House. It was the last home of Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland and Mistress of King Charles II. The Irish Politician Daniel O'Connell lived here and the Hon. Thomas Walpole, 1727-1803 Nephew of Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole, owned and named Walpole House accordingly.
William Thackeray Makepeace was educated within the house during the time it was a boarding school - as stated in Miss Pinkerton's Academy in "Vanity Fair" this was surely inspired by his time at Walpole House! Sculpted by one of Britain's most celebrated artists, Thomas Thornycroft, Boadicea and Her Daughters, lived in plaster for years in Boadicea House' in the gardens of Walpole House. The statue was finally cast in Bronze by Singer & Sons (Frome) and placed at Westminster Bridge, across from Parliament Square.
John Isaac Thornycroft, Sculptor and Ship Builder (son of Thomas Thornycroft), who also once owned Walpole House, built Britain's first steam-powered, road-going commercial vehicle in the workshop at Boadicea House' within the gardens.
In more recent years the renowned Conservation Architect Jeremy Benson, lived and worked from Walpole House.
The historic house is well maintained and offers exceptional scope for further interior and garden design development to further enhance this amazing home.
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A country house sitting on the banks of Thames riverside with spectacular views. Standing in approximately 0.65 acres of historic walled gardens with ornamental ponds, greenhouse, garaging and gated parking to the rear and river fronted garden.Christopher BramwellProperty agent