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Ham House and Garden

Listed under Houses in London, United Kingdom.

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When Richmond Park was a deer park for the king, Ham House was the very height of Restoration chic, and one of the centres of courtly life – this is around 1670 we're talking. It's unusual that the building has survived in pretty much its original state, but it's not changed much since the vision of it was conceived by the Countess of Dysart, one of the key figures in the English Civil War. The interiors and gardens are also impressively kept.

Written by  Emilie Stokes.

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