Ham House :: Shared Description

This large house on the south bank of the Thames at Petersham was built in 1610 for Sir Thomas Vavasour but its most famous occupant was Elizabeth Murray, Countess Dysart (later Duchess of Lauderdale).

The interior of the house and the layout of the gardens are relatively unchanged since the 17th/18th centuries, making it one of the most important historical buildings in the area. It was given to the National Trust in the 1940s - see LinkExternal link

The whole park and garden is listed grade 2* (Heritage asset number 1000282) and the house itself listed grade 1 (listed building number 205337 or Heritage asset number 1080832 from 2011).
by Stephen Craven
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TQ1772 : Ham House: the Orangery by Stephen Craven
TQ1773 : Ham House: avenue alongside the Cherry Garden by Stephen Craven
TQ1773 : Ham House by Richard Croft
TQ1773 : Ham House: the Cherry Garden by Stephen Craven
TQ1773 : The Grounds of Ham House by N Chadwick
TQ1773 : Great Staircase by Richard Croft
TQ1773 : Ham House: water tank by Stephen Craven
TQ1773 : The Great Hall by Richard Croft
TQ1773 : Lead cistern by Richard Croft
TQ1773 : Ham House: front by Stephen Craven
TQ1773 : Ham House: west elevation by Stephen Craven
TQ1773 : Garden terrace by Richard Croft
TQ1773 : Ham House by Paul Gillett
TQ1772 : Ham House: boundary wall by Stephen Craven
TQ1773 : Ham House: lavender beds by Stephen Craven
TQ1773 : The Long Gallery by Richard Croft
TQ1772 : Ham House: the Wilderness by Stephen Craven
TQ1773 : Ham House: urn (Detail) by Stephen Craven
TQ1772 : Ham House gazebo by Richard Croft
TQ1773 : The Library by Richard Croft
TQ1773 : Ham House: row of urns by Stephen Craven
TQ1773 : Ham House by Richard Croft
TQ1772 : Grounds and Driveway at Ham House by Philip Cornwall
TQ1773 : Ham House by N Chadwick
TQ1773 : Ham House by Richard Croft

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Created: Mon, 5 Apr 2010, Updated: Wed, 4 May 2011

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