The House from a 19th century engraving
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 TaylorDate: 1772
Architect: Placido ColumbaniDate: 1780
Architect: Lancelot BrownDate: 18th century
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
Historic Houses Member: No