Doughty House is a beautiful abandoned town house in Richmond Surrey which was built in the 18th century.
High up on Richmond hill Doughty House has stunning views looking over the River Thames.
The house is named after Elizabeth Doughty who lived here late in the 18th century. It was later the home of the Cook baronets.
There were later additions by Sir Francis Cook to the property including a gallery in 1880 with a beautiful 125 foot corridor. This was added to house a fine collection of family art. This included works by Rubens, Rembrandt and Van Dyck. The prize piece in the collection here though, was Leonardo Da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi which sold for $450 million in 2019.
During WWii the house was damaged during bombing and a number of works of art were moved to the Cook home in Jersey.
In 2013 planning permission was granted for turning the gallery into a single dwelling and minor alterations to the main house. It seems as though this project has been put on hold. Hopefully it will continue soon.
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