Richmond Palace was a royal residence on the River Thames in England which stood in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Situated in what was then rural Surrey, it lay upstream and on the opposite bank from the Palace of Westminster, which was located nine miles (14 km) to the north-east.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richmond_Palace
Richmond Palace was a royal residence on the River Thames in England which stood in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Situated in what was then rural Surrey, it lay upstream and on the opposite bank from the Palace of Westminster, which was located nine miles (14 km) to the north-east.
Palace in Richmond, Kew & Hampton Court Just off Richmond Green, the attractive remains of Richmond Palace – the main entrance and red-brick gatehouse – date to 1501. Henry VII’s arms are visible above the main gate: the monarch built the Tudor additions to the edifice, although the palace had been in use as a royal residence since 1125.
In pale lettering it informs you that this is the site of the former Richmond Palace, where Queen Elizabeth I spent many of her days and where she died in 1603. Sadly, most of the Palace was demolished after Charles I was executed and the plans for its later rebuilding, designed by Sir William Chambers, never came to fruition.
Richmond Palace was built on the site of the old royal residence of Sheen (named from the Old English word for a 'beauty spot') in Surrey along the banks of the Thames.
Richmond Palace was built by Henry VII in the early 1500s. It was built on the site of a former palace. It is located on the south bank of the River Thames in London, upstream of the Palace of Westminster. In 1502, at Richmond Palace, Henry’s daughter, Princess Elizabeth, became betrothed to King James IV of Scotland.
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All along the stretch of the River Thames, traces of history can be found around every turn. After all, in the area close to St Paul’s Cathedral and Shakespeare’s Globe, little fragments dating back millennia can be found along the Thames foreshore. From the remains of clay pipes to Roman coins, and even fossils of creatures who lived millions of years ago can all be found along the water’s edge.For more information on combing the foreshore, or ‘mudlarking’ as Londoners so fondly refer to it,...
Once occupying the space between Richmond Green and the River Thames, Richmond Palace was constructed at the beginning of the 16th-century by Henry VII. Prior to ascending to the throne, Henry was known as the Earl of Richmond, a title he had won following the Battle of Bosworth. This means that Henry VII actually named Richmond Castle after himself!The palace was built on the site of a much older palace by the name of Sheen. Unfortunately, the majority of this castle was destroyed, or at the...
Although there are sketches and drawings of the palace, our knowledge about Richmond Castle is limited at best. Sadly the Tudor palace was all but demolished in the 17th-century, leaving behind the smallest number of ruins, few of which survive to this day.Following the execution of Charles I, the Commonwealth Parliament sold off the palace for the princely sum of £13,000. This was the case with many of the other Royal residence and buildings up and down the country. The once ornate palace fi...
When visiting London, should you find yourself with a spare half day or so, then I highly recommend leaving the hustle and bustle of the city and heading to the South West area where Richmond can be found. Once there, a deer park, the allegedly haunted Ham House, and plenty of independent boutiques are there to be explored.While in the area, you may also want to make time to visit Richmond Green, which is located a couple of hundred metres from the High Street. While the park itself has littl...
Richmond Palace had the first rensissance-influenced garden in England and the term 'knot garden' is first recorded in an account of the palace garden. The land on which the palace stood is now occupied by private houses, of considerable magnificence.
Richmond Palace Richmond Palace was home to Henry VII, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I (who died there) between 1497 and 1649. The palace is long gone, and today the area is an elegant residential area just off The Green in Richmond Upon Thames, west London.