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Benfleet Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Cobham, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.3404 / 51°20'25"N

Longitude: -0.3897 / 0°23'22"W

OS Eastings: 512264

OS Northings: 161379

OS Grid: TQ122613

Mapcode National: GBR 4X.8G1

Mapcode Global: VHFV5.6KCS

Entry Name: Benfleet Hall

Listing Date: 4 February 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1189134

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286735

Location: Elmbridge, Surrey, KT11

County: Surrey

District: Elmbridge

Town: Elmbridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Oxshott and Stoke D'Abernon

Built-Up Area: Cobham

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Cobham

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text



5/156 No.23(Benfleet Hall)


House, now divided. 1860, extended in 1886 by Philip Webb for Spencer Stanhope. Red
brick with steep plain tiled roofs, some hipped and half-hipped . Ridge stack to
left, 3 rear stacks and large stack to left of centre. Asymmetrical, mainly 3 storeys.
Court front: salient features include a single storey range with attic under hipped
roof dormer to left, end bay projecting with angle bay window. Cambered head window
to right under pointed arch with herringbone brick infill. Square wooden bellcote
with pyramidal roof and weathervane on ridge of end bay to left. 2 storey range
to right with attic in half timbered gable with dentilled bargeboards. Hipped roof
dormers to either side with irregular fenestration of cambered head windows in
pointed arched surrounds. Arched 3-step surround to main door, left of centre.
Rear: projecting single storey gable front bay, half timbered above with large stack
to left, inscription over ground floor to left.
Right hand return front: Inscribed foundation stone placed by Viscount Mountmares in
1886 to extension.
Stanhope, the patron was associated with Morris and Co and the Arts Crafts Movement
at the Oxford Union project.
Contract drawings dated 1860 and 1864 are contained in the V&A print room.

Listing NGR: TQ1226461379

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

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