Thursday, 31 July 2014

Marble Hill House, Stables

These elegant stables were built for Jonathon Peel between 1825 and 1827. Captain Peel  had bought Marble Hill House overlooking the River Thames at Twickenham in 1825 for £9 298 3s. His army career culminated in the rank of Lieutenant-General and later he went on to serve under his brother the Prime Minister, as Secretary of State for the War Department. General Peel demolished the old stables and had these stables built on the west side of the park. He was a racing enthusiast and a successful breeder of racehorses, one of his horses, Orlando, won the Derby in 1844.

The horses have long since bolted leaving their stables used as a cafe.