Sudbrook House, now Richmond Golf Club

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Places in History

Ham and Petersham – Sudbrook Park

1715 - John Campbell, Duke of Argyll, defeats the Old Pretenderís troops at the battle of Sherrifmuir, for which he is rewarded with an estate in Petersham, carved out of Richmond Park. Here in the 1720s James Gibbs builds the Palladian villa of Sudbrook Park, with a famous cube room.

1844 - Dr Weiss, followed by Dr Ellis, establish a hydropathy clinic at Sudbrook Park, which runs for twenty years, despite accusations of manslaughter when patients died following the cold water-treatment

1898 - Richmond Golf Club is established at Sudbrook Park.


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Ham and Petersham timeline

Sources — for this page McEwen1, 4 and Latham1, 59-60, Richmond Golf Club

Contributors — to this page DB (RLHS)