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Marble Hill House

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Marble Hill House
Richmond-upon-Thames, Surrey, England
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Set in an attractive park on the north bank of the River Thames, looking across towards Ham House and Richmond Park on the south shore is the pretty Palladian villa known as Marble Hill House. Marble Hill was begun in 1724 fas a gift for Henrietta Howard, mistress of George II. The original design was by Colen Campbell, but the final result is a collaboration between the 9th Earl of Pembroke and architect Roger Morris. The house is administered by English Heritage, and has fairly limited opening hours, but you can always view the exterior from the park or, indeed, from the Thames Path on the far side of the river.

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