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A 'chapelry' exists by now in Petersham, probably occupying the same site as a Saxon church mentioned in the Domesday Book See in Google maps   
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St Peter’s is rebuilt, retaining some Norman work in the chancel from the original ‘chapelry’ See in Google maps   
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Sir Thomas Vavasour builds Ham House See in Google maps   
Ham House

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Ham House is expanded by William Murray, former ‘whipping boy’ to Charles I, and later created Earl of Dysart See in Google maps   
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Ham House is inherited by William Murray’s daughter, Elizabeth, and her husband, Sir Lyonel (later Earl) Tollemache See in Google maps   
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Elizabeth Tollemache, now a widow and owner of Ham House, marries the Earl (later Duke) of Lauderdale, member of the Cabal that ruled England under Charles II See in Google maps   
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On the death of Elizabeth, Duchess of Lauderdale, Ham House is inherited by her Tollemache descendants who manage the estate for the next 250 years See in Google maps   
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John Campbell, Duke of Argyll, defeats the Old Pretender’s troops at the battle of Sherrifmuir, for which he is rewarded with an estate in Petersham, carved out of Richmond Park See in Google maps   
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In the Duke of Argyll's Petersham estate James Gibbs builds the Palladian villa of Sudbrook Park, with a famous cube room See in Google maps   
Sudbrook House

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Grove House is built in Ham Street, Ham See in Google maps