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Royal Star and Garter Home, Richmond

 

Royal Star and Garter Home, Richmond

The Royal Star and Garter Home
The Royal Star and Garter Home
Location Richmond, London, UK
Coordinates
Built 1921–24
Architect Sir Edwin Cooper, based on a 1915 plan by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott[1]

The Royal Star and Garter Home, Richmond on Richmond Hill, in Richmond, London was built between 1921 and 1924 to a design by Sir Edwin Cooper,[2] based on a 1915 plan by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott,[1] to provide accommodation and nursing facilities for 180 seriously injured servicemen.

The Royal Star and Garter Homes, the charitable trust running the home, announced in 2011 that it would be selling the building as it did not now meet modern requirements and could not be easily or economically upgraded.[3] The building, which is Grade II listed,[1] was sold in April 2013 to a housing developer, London Square, for £50 million.[4] London Square has since submitted a planning application to undertake the restoration and conversion of the building into apartments.

The trust opened a new home in Solihull, West Midlands, in 2008[4] and the remaining residents at the Richmond home moved in August 2013[5] to a new purpose-built building in Langley Avenue, Surbiton in the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.[3][6][7] The trust intends to open a third home on a site in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.[8]

History

Riverside view from Twickenham bank
The Royal Star and Garter Home

During World War I an old hotel on this site, the Star and Garter, which had been a popular place of entertainment in the 18th and 19th centuries but had closed in 1906, was taken over and used as a military hospital, known as the Star and Garter Home for Disabled Sailors and Soldiers.[9]

The site was then donated to

  • The Royal Star and Garter Homes website

External links

  1. ^ a b c "Royal Star and Garter Home, Richmond upon Thames". British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 11 April 2013. 
  2. ^  
  3. ^ a b Paul Teed (18 February 2011). "Royal Star and Garter home in Richmond Hill could be transformed into luxury hotel or student accommodation".  
  4. ^ a b Amy Dyduch (9 April 2013). "Developer buys Royal Star and Garter for £50m".  
  5. ^ Jon Sharman (29 August 2013). "Residents move into new Royal Star and Garter home in Surbiton".  
  6. ^ Hana Hausmeister (11 June 2013). No all-night parties': Royal Star and Garter reassures residents"'".  
  7. ^ Amy Dyduch (16 May 2013). "Richmond's final farewell to Royal Star and Garter".  
  8. ^ The Royal Star & Garter Homes (2012/13). Annual Review. p. 1. 
  9. ^ a b "Royal Star and Garter Home". Lost Hospitals of London. Retrieved 14 May 2014. 
  10. ^ Coming of Age of Star and Garter Home, Local News (England and Wales), 190 JA-4. 23, British Medical Journal, 190, 23 January 1937
  11. ^ a b "Introduction to records". Royal Star and Garter Home for Disabled Sailors, Sailors and Airmen Archive.  
  12. ^ "Archery Day in Richmond". Connections: 7. Spring 2013. 
  13. ^ "Frederick Jeremiah Edwards". Victoria Cross holders buried in the borough.  
  14. ^ "Nancy Wake". London:  
  15. ^ Maria Anthony (13 August 2011). "World War Two spy and inspiration for film 'Charlotte Gray' dies".  
  16. ^ "Memorial held for WWII legend".  

References

The Star and Garter Home received its royal charter in 1979, adding the prefix "Royal" to its name.[11] Since the opening of the second home at Solihull in 2009 the charity has used a plural form of the name, as "The Royal Star and Garter Homes".

Famous residents included:

In 1948 residents of the home took part in a forerunner of the Ludwig Guttmann.[12]

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