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Latitude: 51.403 / 51°24'10"N
Longitude: -0.4888 / 0°29'19"W
OS Eastings: 505216
OS Northings: 168194
OS Grid: TQ052681
Mapcode National: GBR 1F.7G5
Mapcode Global: VHFTQ.GZYT
Entry Name: Laleham Abbey
Listing Date: 25 November 1957
Last Amended: 2 February 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187014
English Heritage Legacy ID: 363201
Location: Spelthorne, Surrey, TW18
Electoral Ward/Division: Laleham and Shepperton Green
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: All Saints Laleham
Church of England Diocese: London
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TQ 0568 11/3
1803-06, Architect J. B. Papworth for second Earl of Lucan. Altered (by Papworth)
in 1820s and 1830s. Two storeys on basement, stucco 2:1:2 bays with altered
sash windows; moulded cill strings, ground floor with brackets to windows.
Greek fret cornice; blocking course, returned. Central bay has a Greek Doric
portico with paired columns, steps to perron and half glazed door with enriched
cornice. Above is a tripartite window with brackets to mullions flanked by
T-plan pilasters with conical rainwater heads. Basement screened by solid
wall with moulded coping. Solid verandah to south, 5 window return and modern
chapel extension to south-east in matching style. Rear has 2:3:2 windows with
wide central bow with glazing bar sashes and flanking flat pilasters. Interior:
main feature is Thorvaldsen's frieze of Alexander's Triumph (copied from one
in the Quirinale) which is in the stair hall. This is a D-plan top-lit area
with cantilevered stone stairs and a massive fireplace below the frieze, on
either side of which are lobbies to dining room and drawing room. These and
the library retain much of the original plasterwork and fittings eg Greaco-
classical fireplace in apse in dining room. The house is entered through a
segmental barrel vaulted hall with 4 Ionic scagliola columns and angled side
walls. See VCH Middlesex Vol II p 397.
Listing NGR: TQ0521668194
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