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Doughty House

The view from Richmond Hill, from close to the house

Doughty House is a large house on Richmond Hill in Surrey, England, built in the 18th century, with later additions. It has fine views down over the Thames, and both the house and gallery are Grade II listed buildings.[1]

The house was named after Elizabeth Doughty, who lived there from about 1786,[2] and built St Elizabeth of Portugal Church in The Vineyard, Richmond. It was the residence of the Cook baronets from when it was bought in 1849 by the first baronet until after World War II. A 125-foot-long gallery (38 m) was added in 1885 for the very important family art collection. The house was damaged by bombing in the Second World War and the 4th baronet moved to Jersey with 30 paintings from the collection.

In 2012 the house was on the market with an asking price of £15,000,000.[3]

Doughty House in art

Awaiting the Arrival of Christopher at Doughty House, Richmond: Bishop and George Bellamy, March 1938 (1938) and Airing Curtains, The Garden, Doughty House, Richmond (1946) by Francis Ferdinand Maurice Cook (1907–78) are held at the Sir Francis Cook Gallery.[4][5]


  1. ^ Listed buildings entry
  2. ^ Weinreb, Ben: Hibbert, Christopher; Keay, Julia and Keay, John (1983). The London Encyclopaedia. Macmillan. p. 245.  
  3. ^, accessed, April 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "Awaiting the Arrival of Christopher at Doughty House, Richmond: Bishop and George Bellamy, March 1938". Your Paintings. BBC. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "Airing Curtains, The Garden, Doughty House, Richmond". Your Paintings. BBC. Retrieved 30 May 2013. 

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