DiCamillo Companion
England

Mount Clare

  • Built / Designed For: George Clive

    House & Family History: In the early 19th century Mount Clare was the seat of the chemist Charles Hatchett, who discovered the element niobium. In 1945 the House was requisitioned by Wandsworth Borough Council; in 1963 Mount Clare became a hall of residence for Garnett College, later Woolwich Polytechnic, then Thames Polytechnic, and finally the University of Greenwich. Today Mount Clare is a hall of residence for the University of Roehampton.

  • Architect: Robert Taylor

    Date: 1772
    Designed: House for George Clive

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    Architect: Placido Columbani

    Date: 1780
    Designed: Enlarged House and added portico

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    Architect: Lancelot Brown

    Date: 18th century
    Designed: Garden

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  • Country Life: LXXVII, 90, 118, 304 [Furniture], 1935.

  • House Listed: Grade I

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: George Clive, 1772-79. Sir John Dick, British Consul at Leghorn, 1780–1804. Charles Hatchett, 1807–19. Humphrey St. John-Mildmay, 1830–32. Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles Ogle, 2nd Bt., 1840–46. Hugh Colin Smith, Governor of the Bank of England, 1874–1908; Smith family here until 1945.

    Current Ownership Type: School

    Primary Current Ownership Use: School

    Ownership Details: Today a residence hall for the University of Roehampton

  • House Open to Public: No

    Website: http://www.roehampton.ac.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No

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