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Ashtead House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ashtead Park, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.3119 / 51°18'42"N

Longitude: -0.2856 / 0°17'8"W

OS Eastings: 519583

OS Northings: 158370

OS Grid: TQ195583

Mapcode National: GBR 8B.4NN

Mapcode Global: VHGRW.09B4

Entry Name: Ashtead House

Listing Date: 7 September 1951

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1028691

English Heritage Legacy ID: 290414

Location: Mole Valley, Surrey, KT21

County: Surrey

District: Mole Valley

Electoral Ward/Division: Ashtead Park

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Epsom

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Ashtead

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

TQ 1358-1958 (east side)

7.9.51 Ashtead House (Nos.1,2,and 3)


Large house, now 3 dwellings. Mostly earlier C18, but with a nucleus of C17 or
earlier, and late C19 additions; altered. Handmade red brick with some burnt
headers, mostly in Flemish bond; slate roof. Approximately rectangular double-
depth plan formed by early C18 additions to the east and south sides of an
earlier single-depth building; with later additions at both ends. The principal
element is 3 storeys and 5x5 bays; its west front has an added 3-bay bow (in
header bond) offset slightly left of centre, and in the outer bays a 3-course
band over the 1st floor and a similar band and a parapet over the 2nd floor, all
carried round; the bow has segmental-headed sashed windows of 12, 12, and 4
panes on successive floors, all with flat-arched heads; the narrow bay to the left
contains an internal porch (entrance to No.2) which has an outer doorway with
pilasters and entablature of moulded brick, above this a 12-pane sashed window
with exposed box in a segmental-headed recess, and a segmental-headed 9-pane
sash at 2nd floor; the wider bay to the right has a glazed lean-to addition at
ground floor, a modern 3-light window at 1st floor, and a segmental-headed 9-
pane sash at 2nd floor; and the roof is hipped on a square plan, with one
chimney on the right-hand ridge. Set-back at the left (north) end is the altered
facade of the earlier building, of 2½ storeys and 3 narrow bays, with a modern
flat-roofed wing covering the 1st bay, a glazed lean-to addition at ground floor,
2 windows at 1st floor (like that over the porch), and a continuation of the 1st-
floor band above these. The south front (No.1) has 2 extruded chimney stacks
which divide it into 2:2:1 bays, but the centre and left at ground floor is
covered by a large C19 flat-roofed 3-bay addition (said to have been a ballroom)
with French windows in the 1st bay and 15-pane sashes in the others; otherwise
the windows are mostly 12-pane sashes with exposed boxes. The east side
(entrance front to No.1) is of 4 bays, with a doorway inserted in the 3rd bay,
12-pane sashes to the left and above, and narrow 8-pane sashes in the 4th bay.
Continued to the north is a 2-storey former service wing (No.3) which is not of
special interest. Interior: No.2 contains remains of a former timber-framed range
on a north-south axis: chamfered axial beams at ground and 1st floors, a king-
post roof truss at the top floor with tie-beam terminating approx. 2 metres
inside the present front wall, and the upper 2 flights of a C17 staircase with
closed string and turned balusters; No.1 contains a fine C18 open-well staircase
with carved brackets and 2 fluted balusters per tread.

Listing NGR: TQ1957658379

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

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