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The Baron's

A Grade II* Listed Building in Reigate, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.238 / 51°14'16"N

Longitude: -0.203 / 0°12'10"W

OS Eastings: 525542

OS Northings: 150287

OS Grid: TQ255502

Mapcode National: GBR JJ0.9GZ

Mapcode Global: VHGS9.F4JT

Entry Name: The Baron's

Listing Date: 19 October 1951

Last Amended: 31 March 1977

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1029142

English Heritage Legacy ID: 289291

Location: Reigate and Banstead, Surrey, RH2

County: Surrey

District: Reigate and Banstead

Town: Reigate and Banstead

Electoral Ward/Division: Reigate Central

Built-Up Area: Reigate

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Reigate

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

(South Side)
No 46 (The Baron's)
[formerly listed as No 20]
TQ 2550 SE 13/30 19.10.51.


This house was erected by Richard Devon in 1721 and the rainwater head had "R
Devon 1721" on it. But it is called after Frances Maseres, Cursitor Baron of
the Exchequer, who lived there from 1774-1824. He was an eccentric character
who was born during the reign of George II and who continued to the end of his
life to wear the costume of that period. It was later used as a dower house by
the Somers family when they owned Reigate Priory. Lady Henry Somerset lived here
after she had made the Priory over to her son until her death in 1921. 2 storeys
and attic. Original portion 5 windows, 3 dormers. Red Brick. Cornice and panelled
parapet. Hipped tiled roof. The centre window bay projects slightly. Windows
in moulded architrave surrounds are sashes with glazing bars. Gauged flat brick
arches above and aprons below. Door of 6 fielded panels, with patterned fanlight,
in Ionic doorcase with modillioned cornice and pediment. Good wrought iron area
railings. To the east is a recessed portion of 3 windows probably added in the
late C19, though it has the rainwater head with 1721 on it. To the east of this
is a still further recessed modern addition of 2 windows.

Listing NGR: TQ2554450287

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