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Latitude: 51.2807 / 51°16'50"N
Longitude: -0.2435 / 0°14'36"W
OS Eastings: 522600
OS Northings: 154972
OS Grid: TQ226549
Mapcode National: GBR JHC.R6X
Mapcode Global: VHGS2.Q2MJ
Entry Name: Pinfold Manor
Listing Date: 4 January 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1029018
English Heritage Legacy ID: 289594
Location: Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, KT20
District: Reigate and Banstead
Town: Reigate and Banstead
Electoral Ward/Division: Tadworth and Walton
Built-Up Area: Ewell
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Walton-on-the-Hill
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
This list entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 05/06/2018
TQ 25 SW
WALTON ON THE HILL
(Formerly listed as Pinfold)
House 1912-13. Designed by P Morley Horder (1870-1944) for David Lloyd George (1863-1945). Two storeys of silver-grey brick with red brick dressings. Roof of clay tiles.
The entrance front faces north with a service wing running off; this was extended northwards and eastwards slightly, apparently soon after 1912. Entrance framed by residual pilasters in red brick and flanked by sash windows under shallow curved brick heads, characteristic of this front; staircase expressed as a block in the angle of entrance and service wings; broad tile-hung gable punctuated by one small window. South or garden front: the roof sweeps down to a loggia with two tile-hung gables above; the roof is supported on columns of brick, square in plan, with tiles inset at the top. To the east a gabled bay faced in silver grey and red brick with two large casement windows with side sashes. The east front has a gabled wing at the south end with a handsome canted expressed chimney stack, and a free disposition of windows on the rest of the elevation; the single-storey part at the north end is a part of the post-1912 addition. Neither the planning nor the decoration of the interior are of exceptional interest but good fireplaces survive in the study, dining room and westernmost bedroom upstairs
Pinfold Manor was being built for David Lloyd George, then Chancellor of the Exchequer in Asquith’s Liberal government. This made it an obvious target, given Asquith’s perceived vacillation over the issue of women’s suffrage, for the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU), which was formed by Emmeline Pankhurst in 1903. From 1905 the Union’s members, known as suffragettes, used forms of direct action in their campaigns. These began with civil disobedience and escalated to include serious criminal damage. On 19 February 1913 a new tactic was trialled: two bombs were left secretly in the house, which was still under construction. One failed to ignite, but the other caused serious damage. The actual perpetrators were not caught but Emmeline Pankhurst took personal responsibility for the act on behalf of the WSPU at a public meeting that evening.
This list entry was amended in 2018 as part of the centenary commemorations of the 1918 Representation of the People Act.
Listing NGR: TQ2260054972
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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