Richmond Hill

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place and street in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames

Geographical coordinates: 51.452916666 -0.299361111

Wikipedia

English Richmond Hill, London

Richmond Hill in Richmond, London is a hill that rises gently on its northern side from the ancient Thames meadowlands around the site of Richmond Palace up to and slightly beyond the Richmond Gate entrance to Richmond Park, the former royal deer park 'emparked' or enclosed by Charles I. The descent southwestwards from this point back down to the upstream meadows is noticeably steeper, although the down gradient is less marked on its southerly and easterly progress through the park itself. Richmond Hill is also the name of the road (now classed as the B321) that runs from Richmond town centre to the top of the hill, and is one-way up the hill along its northern part.

This renowned hill offers the only view in England to be protected by an Act of Parliament—the Richmond, Ham and Petersham Open Spaces Act passed in 1902—to protect the land on and below Richmond Hill and thus preserve the fine foreground views to the west and south. Immortalised in paintings by Sir Joshua Reynolds and J. M. W. Turner, it was described by Sir Walter Scott as "an unrivalled landscape". It was this view that inspired the name of Richmond, Virginia, after colonial city founder William Byrd II noticed a curve in the James River that remarkably resembled this meander of Thames.

The scenic panorama may be viewed from Terrace Walk, laid out near the top of the hill in the 18th century. This promenade surmounts the Terrace Gardens and both are Grade II* listed in Historic England's Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England.

As the town of Richmond developed from its founding in the early 16th century, after Henry VII had established Richmond Palace, the attributes of the hill naturally attracted desirable residential and commercial development – with the result that many substantial properties came and went on the hill over the centuries, some of them with famous or notable persons as owners or occupiers. That situation is still in vogue today.

The original homes on Richmond Hill were built in what is now The Vineyard, including Clarence House, Halford House, Michel's Almshouses and Vineyard House.

Source: Richmond Hill, London

German Richmond Hill (London)

Richmond Hill in Richmond, London ist ein Hügel, der sich an seiner Nordseite sanft von der Themse erhebt. Er erstreckt sich vom Ort des Richmond Palace bis zum Richmond Gate des Richmond Park, dem ehemaligen königlichen Jagdgebiet, das Charles I anlegte. Der Hügel fällt in südwestlicher Richtung deutlich zum Fluss ab, in südlicher und östlicher Richtung ist die Erhebung weniger ausgeprägt.

Der Hügel besitzt den einzigen Ausblick in England, der nach dem umstrittenen Verkauf von Glover’s Island von einem Gesetz, dem Richmond, Petersham and Ham Open Spaces Act aus dem Jahr 1902 geschützt wurde. Das Gesetz schützt das Land des Hügels und seine unmittelbare Umgebung, um den Ausblick nach Westen und Süden zu erhalten. Der Blick wurde von Joshua Reynolds und J.M.W. Turner gemalt. Walter Scott beschrieb ihn als eine unübertroffene Landschaft.

Das Panorama kann man vom Terrace Walk aus sehen, der nahe der Kuppe des Hügels im 18. Jahrhundert angelegt wurde. Der Weg führt oberhalb der Terrace Gardens entlang, die genauso wie der Weg Grade II* geschützte Baudenkmäler sind.

Nachdem Henry VII. den Richmond Palace gebaut hatte, entwickelte sich der Ort Richmond. Richmond Hill zog durch seine Lage viel Aufmerksamkeit auf sich und wurde mit eindrucksvollen Häusern bekannter Eigentümer bebaut.

Die ersten Häuser, wurden auf dem Hügel dort gebaut, wo sich heute The Vineyard erstreckt. Zu diesen Häusern gehören Clarence House, Halford House, Michel’s Almshouses und das Vineyard House.

Eine Straße welche von Richmond nach Südosten bis zum Gipfel des Hügel führt auch hat der Name Richmond Hill.

Source: Richmond Hill (London)

French Richmond Hill (Londres)

Richmond Hill est une colline de Richmond, en banlieue de Londres.

Source: Richmond Hill (Londres)

Wikivoyage

English Richmond Hill

The view from the top of the hill (between Friar Stile Road and Nightingale Lane) is protected by an act of parliament and takes in the river, the meadows at the bottom of the hill. Much painted by JMW Turner. Well worth the short walk up the hill and it is on the way to Richmond Park if you are walking from the town.

SourceLondon/Richmond-Kew (en.wikivoyage.org)

Italian Richmond Hill

La vista dalla vetta della collina (tra Friar Stile Road e Nightingale Lane) è protetta da un atto del parlamento e comprende il fiume, i prati e la parte sottostante della collina. JMV Turner ha dipinto molto qui.

Directions Dal centro città si cammina su Hill Rise, che diventa poi Richmond Hill

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