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The Salt Box

A Grade II Listed Building in Leatherhead, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2897 / 51°17'22"N

Longitude: -0.3532 / 0°21'11"W

OS Eastings: 514927

OS Northings: 155789

OS Grid: TQ149557

Mapcode National: GBR 5V.KMP

Mapcode Global: VHFVC.TVM7

Entry Name: The Salt Box

Listing Date: 23 November 1973

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1028664

English Heritage Legacy ID: 290443

Location: Mole Valley, Surrey, KT22

County: Surrey

District: Mole Valley

Town: Mole Valley

Electoral Ward/Division: Fetcham West

Built-Up Area: Leatherhead

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Fetcham

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

TQ/15/NW (north side)

23.11.73 The Salt Box


Small house. c.1700; altered and enlarged in 1924. Handmade red brick in
Flemish bond, red tile roof. Two-unit plan, now double-depth by addition to the
rear (perhaps replacing a smaller rear extension). Two storeys and 3 bays, with
cellar and attic; the symmetrical facade has a gabled centre breaking forwards
slightly, a plinth, and a 3-course band to each bay; an added gabled porch in
matching style and materials, with a board door and a lunette above; 2 windows
at ground floor and 3 above, all with gauged brick heads, those at 1st floor with
recessed panels below the sills, and all furnished with C18 12-pane sashes which
have very thick glazing bars and are not counter-balanced (the upper leaves
dropping onto retaining catches in the frame); a central gable with an oculus,
brick coping and kneelers, and a weathervane on the apex; and at the left end
of the facade an unusual rainwater head with a prominent horizontal spout in the
centre. Both gables have brick coping with kneelers, and chimneys at the rear
corners, but the coping of the right-hand gable has a flat top run into the
chimney stack (giving a profile like a salt-box). Attached to the left return wall
is a modern conservatory, and the 1924 addition projects behind this. This rear
addition is in matching style and materials. Interior: exposed beams and joists at
ground floor (undecorated), and an exposed timber-framed partition wall to the
staircase; central doglegged staircase winding round a newel, with closed string,
square newels, and turned balusters; at 1st floor, a fireplace with bolection-
moulded wooden surround and cast-iron ducks-nest grate.

Listing NGR: TQ1492755789

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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