The History of Richmond in London

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Richmond History

Historic Richmond

Richmond through History
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Henry VII built Richmond Palace in the 16th C; situated on the Southwest side of Richmond Green, explore the remaining Outer Gateway, the Old Palace, the Palace Gatehouse and the Wardrobe, set in a peaceful courtyard. Pembroke Lodge is a beautiful Georgian mansion, located at the top of Richmond Park.

Royal Star and Garter Homes were established in 1916 by Queen Mary and the British Red Cross; it provided care for ex-service men. Marble Hill House on Richmond Road in Twickenham, in the borough of Richmond upon Thames, was built between 1724 and 1749, a Palladian villa it is now owned by the English Heritage, and there are many other listed buildings in the area to explore.

History of Richmond

The railway station opened in Richmond in 1846, at this time Richmond was still in the ancient parish of Kingston upon Thames, in 1890 it became a borough. Richmond grew considerably in size from 1933 and became part of Greater London after 1965.

Richmond itself came into existence after Richmond Palace was built for Henry VII in the 16th C, it was named due to the fact he was the Earl of Richmond in the Yorkshire region, due to its late creation Richmond was not mentioned in the Domesday Book. Elizabeth I spent her last living days in Richmond, the area has strong ties with royalty.


Modern Day Richmond

The elite, affluent and successful today inhabit Richmond, this leafy well-to-do area has an allure that is irresistible for those who can afford to live here. With fantastic transport links, it is a friendly neighbourhood with great boutiques and shops, bars and cafes. It has a varied history and heritage; it is a lovely place to raise a family.