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Peper Harow House

A Grade I Listed Building in Peper Harow, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.1867 / 51°11'12"N

Longitude: -0.6625 / 0°39'45"W

OS Eastings: 493570

OS Northings: 143904

OS Grid: SU935439

Mapcode National: GBR FD0.FBP

Mapcode Global: VHFVS.GFMM

Plus Code: 9C3X58PP+MX

Entry Name: Peper Harow House

Listing Date: 9 March 1960

Last Amended: 2 January 1986

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1044443

English Heritage Legacy ID: 291584

Location: Peper Harow Park, Waverley, Surrey, GU8

County: Surrey

District: Waverley

Town: Waverley

Civil Parish: Peper Harow

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Shackleford and Peper Harow

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 04/11/2019

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Peper Harow House

(formerly listed as Peper Harow Mansion)


Country house, later an approved school, subdivided into apartments. Designed 1765-68 by Sir William Chambers for the Third Viscount Middleton, completed by the Fourth Viscount in 1775-77. North porch added in 1843 by C.R. Cockerell, third storey and north wing added in 1913 by the First Earl of Middleton. Yellow stock brick with stone window dressings, balustraded parapet and rusticated angle quoins. Roofs obscured by parapets but probably low pitch, hipped slate.

Original house: cube of five by seven bays, wing to right. Entrance front: two storeys over basement with attic over stone cornice. Balustraded parapet, brick parapet raised higher over originally central three bays, which project slightly. Four pilaster strips to parapet with crowning urns and central cartouche. Five sixteen-pane glazing-bar sash windows to attic floor, four twelve-pane glazing bar sash windows to first floor. Two "Venetian" windows to ground floor with projecting entablatures over side lights. Glazing bar sash windows left and right of centre flanking a two storey stone porch with balustraded parapet above. One first floor window on porch in between angle pilasters. Doric columns to ground floor with triglyph frieze. Coronets and rosettes to metopes of cornice frieze, arched windows to sides. Double doors of four fielded panels with projecting hood over console brackets. Three bay C20 range to right with three windows on first and attic floors, one Venetian window to ground floor. Single storey service wing to right.

Left hand return front (south): seven bays with quoined angles. Architrave surrounds to first floor windows, glazing bar sash windows to ground floor under architrave hoods. In the centre of the roof balustrade is a cartouche with human figure supporters dressed in armour.

Garden front (west): central three bays project under brick parapet with crowning urns, balustraded parapet to flanking bays. Five glazing bar sash windows to each floor, Venetian windows to outer bays of ground floor. Central three windows to ground floor under projecting hoods, centre window pedimented.

Interior: hall - six doorways, doors of fielded panels in egg and dart mouldings. Adam style fireplace, marble, with festoons etc. Ox skulls and drapery swags with three portrait medallions to chimney breast. Simple iron staircase, top lit by lunettes in narrow wall. Two plaster ceilings by Chambers, to south east and south west corner rooms with fine chimney pieces designed by Chambers and carved by Wilton. Drawing Room ceiling oval with Greek key and entwined rose pattern. Painting on dining room ceiling possibly by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin.

Listing NGR: SU9357043904

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