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Doughty House - Richmond - March 2016

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History:
Doughty House is a large house on Richmond Hill in Surrey, England, built in the 18th century, with later additions. It has fine views down over the Thames, and both the house and gallery are Grade II listed buildings.

The house was named after Elizabeth Doughty, who lived there from about 1786, and built St Elizabeth of Portugal Church in The Vineyard, Richmond. It was the residence of the Cook baronets from when it was bought in 1849 by the first baronet until after World War II. A 125-foot-long-gallery (38 m) was added in 1885 for the very important family art collection. The house was damaged by bombing in the Second World War and the 4th baronet moved to Jersey with 30 paintings from the collection.

In 2012 the house was on the market with an asking price of £15,000,000.

Future:
C18 house with C19 alterations made by the Cook family. Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent have been granted to retain the main property as a single dwelling and to convert the gallery to ancillary accommodation, along with re-instating Doughty Cottage as the link between the house and gallery.


The explore:
So we spent basically all day in traffic jams to get there and back...
The explore itself was surprisingly easy too; I must admit, that from what I have seen of it, I was expecting the place to be a little bigger than it was, but I guess thats the art of the wide angle lens!
Anyway, great explore, would definitely revisit providing there are no traffic issues!
























 

AndyK!

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Nice job there man, loving the ironwork detail shot

 

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Nicely shot! Agree with Andy, the ironwork shot is great. Liking the history too.

Thanks for sharing (y)  

 

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Excellent stuff, have a feeling we will be seeing a lot more of this place :D  

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Good stuff mate, once again I'm also especially liking the iron gates shot :-D

 

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The ironwork on those railings are pretty fucking nice (y)

Nice account of the place Alex 

 
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