Marble Hill Revived

The outstanding location of Marble Hill Park reconnects both the Grade I listed Neo-Palladian Marble Hill House and its Grade II* registered landscape through a scholarly programme of repair, restoration and enhancement works to reveal hidden narratives and enhance everyday enjoyment of the park.


Marble Hill is one of a collection of gardens that forms London’s celebrated Arcadian landscape. It provides some of the most significant formal landscape structure as seen from the protected view from Richmond Hill, the only view in England to be protected by an Act of Parliament. To secure a future for the park the proposals balance the historic significance and design poetry of the place, including revival of the grotto, icehouse, avenues and meandering pathways originally designed by Charles Bridgeman in conversation with Alexander Pope, with long-term strategies for sustainable water management and woodland stewardship.




PROJECT INFO

Client English Heritage
Location
London Borough of Richmond
Date
2015 – ongoing
Area
26ha
Trees planted/proposed
352


CREDITS

Landscape Architect J & L Gibbons
Architect 
Acanthus Clews, VHH
Structural and Civil Engineer
TMP
M&E Engineer
MTA 
Interpretation Designer
Skellon Studio
Transport Consultant
Vectos
Quantity Surveyor
Firmingers
Historic Landscape Consultant
Mark Laird
Access Consultant
Earnscliffe
Soil Scientist
Tim O’Hare Associates
Photography © J & L Gibbons

Image 2: Historic survey plan © Norfolk Record Office, MC184/10/1 (rights reserved)