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Limnerslease, the Great Studio and the West Wing

A Grade II Listed Building in Compton, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2217 / 51°13'17"N

Longitude: -0.631 / 0°37'51"W

OS Eastings: 495699

OS Northings: 147829

OS Grid: SU956478

Mapcode National: GBR FCN.99M

Mapcode Global: VHFVM.0KRB

Entry Name: Limnerslease, the Great Studio and the West Wing

Listing Date: 14 June 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1029544

English Heritage Legacy ID: 288323

Location: Compton, Guildford, Surrey, GU3

County: Surrey

District: Guildford

Civil Parish: Compton

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Compton

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text


3/66 Limnerslease, the
14.6.67 Great Studio and
the West Wing


House, now divided. 1891 by Sir Ernest George for G F Watts. Snecked
Bargate stone below, half timbered above with pebbledashed infill.
Plain tiled roofs, hipped and sweeping down to ends. Roughly L-shaped
with projecting studio wing to right end. Two storeys and attic under
hipped-roof casement dormers. Tall stack to front right with corbelled
top, arcaded rear ridge stacks to left and right. Casement fenestration,
the majority leaded, one window to first floor left in projecting half
hip and gable break in re-entrant angle. Three windows to centre, one in
hipped break to right and one ground floor window in extension to left.
Single storey wing to right with one large wood framed mullioned and
transomed window. Ribbed door in re-entrant angle under flat roofed
porch on bracket. Half glazed door to left end of wing in porch recess.

C20 brick and weatherboarded gable end extension to left end. Weather-
boarded porch to left end. Weather-boarded porch to right hand return
front with two dormers and a further door.

Listed for historical reasons as the home of George Frederick Watts,
OMRA, painter and sculptor until his death in 1904. After his death his
widow, Mary Seton Watts, continued to live there until her death in 1938.

Listing NGR: SU9569947829

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

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