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A Grade II Listed Building in Bramley, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.162 / 51°9'43"N

Longitude: -0.5535 / 0°33'12"W

OS Eastings: 501241

OS Northings: 141303

OS Grid: TQ012413

Mapcode National: GBR FDJ.4VR

Mapcode Global: VHFW1.C270

Entry Name: Wintershall

Listing Date: 13 May 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1119740

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469263

Location: Bramley, Waverley, Surrey, GU5

County: Surrey

District: Waverley

Civil Parish: Bramley

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Grafham

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text



House, originally manor house. Manor dates back to time of Edward I and Court Rolls date to c1240 but earliest part of existing building is probably mid to late C14. This comprises a one bay solar and two bays of a three bay open hall, the low end missing. One bay early C17 crosswing built on at west solar end. Low end of hall to east demolished when brick building was built on before 1765. This was altered and extended c1820 and c1927 when the open hall was discovered and a stone fireplace inserted, staircase built and much of the walls replaced in brickwork. Further alterations took place in late C20. Earliest part is west wing which contains open hall, formerly timberframed but walls mainly replaced in brick c1927. Tiled roof with two brick chimneystacks. C20 casements, including tall four-light window of three tiers and first floor square bay. To east of this is T-wing of early C17 date of two storeys in Bargate stone with brick dressings and tiled roof and south gable retaining early C17 carved wooden bargeboards. Ground floor altered in C20 by insertion of pointed arches to turn ground floor into a garden room. To the west are large c1765 and c1820 wings altered and refenestrated in c1927 and subsequently, tile hung to east and red brick to west with tiled roofs and clustered brick chimneystacks. These are of three storeys with large casement windows, some with leaded lights. There is an attached c1820 red brick wall about ten feet high and a low brick garden wall with stone coping, srear railings, two sets of gates and garden gate. Interior has possible mid to late C14 open hall of which three of the four bays remain, the solar and two open hall bays, the service end missing. The end truss and end of hall have plain crownposts with jowls and central truss and the lower central truss has a highly ornate, octagonal crownpost. There is a moulded dais beam and moulded wallplate. The stone fireplace in Jacobean style and staircase were inserted c1927. The solar at the west end has a fine c1500 panelled ceiling decorated with wooden straps and bosses with carved decoration. The roof to the early C17 wing has queenstrut and side-purlins. The later wings to retain the C18 wine cellar with wine bins and two round-headed alcoves but the staircase was replaced c1975 and a number of fireplaces have been inserted in the C20, some C20 reproductions but also including an C18 French grey marble fireplace, C18 green and white marble fireplace with pilasters and central panel with urn and C18 fireplace of brown marble with central panel of cherub in chariot drawn by lion and cherub paterae. Several C18 doors also survive.
[See report by Kenneth Gravett (not dated) "Wintershall - Its architecture".
DBRG Report no 4567 by G E Howard January 1998 VCH Surrey pp84-85. ]

Listing NGR: TQ0124141303

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