Strawberry Hill (Twickenham) Reviews
Description:Historic gothic house located in Twickenham / Address: 268 Waldegrave Road / Twickenham / TW1 4ST / Tel: +44 (0)20 8744 ... more
Newest Review: ... Fund Watch list of the world's 100 Most Endangered Sites. Saved by money raised by The Strawberry Hill Trust, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, a £9 million repair and restoration has transformed the building during a renovation project that lasted two years and included painstaking conservation of the renaissance glass. Every aspect of its restoration was the result of in-depth ... more
Customer Strawberry Hill (Twickenham) Reviews (1)
by - written on 04/05/11, updated on 04/05/11 (Very useful, 168 readings)
Although I had often heard of Strawberry Hill house, near Richmond, it was not until I heard an enthusiastic report on Radio 4 singing the praises of the new renovation, that I decided to arrange a visit. The house has been variously described as a fairytale castle, a gothic fantasy and one of England's most elegant and eccentric ancient buildings. It has just re-opened in April 2011, after a fantastic and lengthy renovation which was mainly due to a 9 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund in 2005. ~~History~~ Strawberry Hill is an amazing example of extravagant Georgian folly. It was built in 1698 as a fairly ordinary and modest house but ... Read the complete review
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