London Borough of Richmond upon Thames
SURREY - Hampton, East Molesey, England, KT8 9AU
Hampton Court Palace is a royal palace in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London; it has not been inhabited by the British royal family since the 18th century. The palace is located 11.7 miles (18.8 km) south west of Charing Cross and upstream of Central London on the River Thames. It was originally built for Cardinal Wolsey, a favourite of King Henry VIII, in 1529, as Wolsey fell from favour, the palace was passed to the King, who enlarged it.
The following century, William III's massive rebuilding and expansion project intended to rival Versailles was begun. Work halted in 1694, leaving the palace in two distinct contrasting architectural styles, domestic Tudor and Baroque. While the palace's styles are an accident of fate, a unity exists due to the use of pink bricks and a symmetrical, albeit vague, balancing of successive low wings.
Today, the palace is open to the public, and a major tourist attraction. It is cared for by an independent charity, Historic Royal Palaces which receives no funding from the Government or the Crown.
The palace's Home Park is the site of the annual Hampton Court Palace Festival and Hampton Court Palace Flower Show. Another favourite attraction here is the famous Hampton Maze, depicted on one of the pennies.
After a couple of years of trying, Pennymangle have finally placed a machine in Hampton Court Palace. It is one of their frame designs. It is located outside the barracks shop, you pass the machine as you go buy your tickets for the palace.
Machine and penny design details:
Each penny costs £1 and each design has a solid ring border and has Hampton Court Palace.. in text.
1) ... The Great Gatehouse img (The Great House in text)
2) ... Tudor Rose (Tudor Rose)
3) ... The Maze (The Maze 1690)
4) ... King Henry V111 (Henry V111 1491 - 1547)
[Collector's Tip] With all Pennymangle machines it is better to have the 'head' of the coin in contact with the design die, the tail design could spoil the design after rolling.
Each year a temporary ice rink is erected at the Palace, this is usually from the last weekend in November until the first week in January. there is a 3 die Lucoba.nl machine in the booking tent.
The designs are:
1) ... Family (Ice At The Palace)
2) ... Ice At The Palace
3) ... Img of Hampton Court
Each penny costs £1 plus the penny
Machine details updated by David Miller, ukpennies.co.uk
May 16 2013- just inside the door where you buy tickets into the palace rolled well