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Eltham Lodge

  • Built / Designed For: Sir John Shaw

    House & Family History: Built on the site of a former lodge to Eltham Palace, Eltham Lodge is a triple-pile brick house that was the first Dutch-style house in England (it also sports the first hipped roof in England). The best surviving example of the work of Hugh May, Eltham Lodge ultimately became the prototype of the Georgian country house. The House is today occupied by the Royal Blackheath Golf Club (the oldest golf club in England) on a long-term lease from the crown. At Caumsett, the Marshall Field II estate on New York's Long Island, architect John Russell Pope designed, in the 1920s, the north façade of the main house (facing Long Island Sound) in emulation of Eltham's façade.

  • Architect: Hugh May

    Date: 1663-65
    Designed: House for Sir John Shaw

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  • Country Life: XLVI, 168, 210, 1919.

  • Title: John Russell Pope: Architect of Empire
    Author: Bedford, Steven McLeod
    Year Published: 1998
    Reference: pg. 92
    Publisher: New York: Rizzoli International Publications, Inc.
    ISBN: 0847820866
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Glory of the English House, The
    Author: Esher, Lionel
    Year Published: 1997
    Publisher: London: Barrie & Jenkins
    ISBN: 0752904434
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: Sir John Shaw, 17th century.

    Current Ownership Type: The Crown / Royal Family

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Club

    Ownership Details: Today The Royal Blackheath Golf Club

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 02088-501-795

    Email: [email protected]

    Website: http://www.royalblackheath.com

    Historic Houses Member: No