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Report - Doughty House - Richmond - March 2016

Discussion in 'Residential Sites' started by Urban Diaries, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. Urban Diaries

    Urban Diaries 28DL Regular User
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    So after seeing @AndyK's fantastic report on this place I had to get myself down there.
    This 125 foot, derelict art gallery was once home to an Elizabeth Doughty and the Cook baronets of Doughty!

    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 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!

    Visited with @slayaaaa and a few other non forum members.


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    Thanks for reading!
     
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    Looks great!
     
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    How easy it to access mate ?
     
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    Nice pics, went here last night but they have fresh security boards up surrounding it with planning notice stating product removal date 12 August 2016 so don't think it will be in its glory much longer,for the more experienced you will probably find a way in but I unfortunately couldn't
     
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    I went here today and they have new hoardings but if you're clever you can find a way around.
     
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