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Asgill House (Richmond Place)

  • Earlier Houses: The current house was built on the former site of the Brewhouse for Richmond Palace.

    Built / Designed For: Sir Charles Asgill

    House & Family History: Asgill is based on Palladio's pediment-within-a-pediment style and was built as a weekend and summer country villa retreat for Sir Charles Asgill. The House was altered over the years and was returned to its original appearance during the restoration of 1969–70.

  • Architect: Robert Taylor

    Date: 1761-64
    Designed: House for Sir Charles Asgill, Bt.

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  • Vitruvius Britannicus: C. IV, pl. 74, 1767.

    John Bernard (J.B.) Burke, published under the title of A Visitation of the Seats and Arms of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland, among other titles: Vol. I, p. 154, 1852.

    Country Life: XCV, 992 plan, 1944.

  • Title: Sir Robert Taylor: From Rococo to Neo-Classicism
    Author: Binney, Marcus
    Year Published: 1984
    Publisher: London: George Allen & Unwin
    ISBN: 0047200286
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Buildings of England: Buckinghamshire, The
    Author: Pevsner, Nikolaus; Williamson, Elizabeth
    Year Published: 1994
    Reference: pg. 373
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710620
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir Charles Asgill, 1st Bt., 18th century. Keene family, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: The Crown Estate

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: Owned by The Crown Estate and let as a private home.

  • House Open to Public: No

    Historic Houses Member: No