Victorian London - Publications - History - The Queen's London : a Pictorial and Descriptive Record of the Streets, Buildings, Parks and Scenery of the Great Metropolis, 1896 - Buccleuch House, Richmond

Buccleuch House, Richmond - photograph


The most attractively situated house on the river-side, even in highly favoured Richmond, is Buccleuch House, the residence of Sir Whittaker Ellis. It lies on the right bank, below the famous Terrace, a little way above Richmond Bridge. Built by the Duke of Montagu, it came to the Duke of Buccleuch at the end of the last century; and here in 1842 her Majesty the Queen and Prince Albert were magnificently entertained. The estate was acquired in 1886 by the Richmond Vestry, who r&sold the house and part of the grounds, and converted the remainder into "The Terrace Gardens." Sir Whittaker Ellis, it may ha added, was made a baronet after serving as Lord Mayor of London in 1881-2. He has taken a lively interest in the affairs of Richmond, and was the first Mayor of the borough.