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Sutton Place Including the Service Court Yard

A Grade I Listed Building in Woking, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2718 / 51°16'18"N

Longitude: -0.5507 / 0°33'2"W

OS Eastings: 501195

OS Northings: 153518

OS Grid: TQ011535

Mapcode National: GBR FC5.CKK

Mapcode Global: VHFVG.D9PB

Entry Name: Sutton Place Including the Service Court Yard

Listing Date: 22 July 1953

Last Amended: 6 January 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236810

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427910

Location: Woking, Surrey, GU4

County: Surrey

District: Woking

Town: Woking

Electoral Ward/Division: Heathlands

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Burpham

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text


9/137 Sutton Place including
22/7/53 the Service Court Yard
(Formerly listed Sutton Place
GV inc. subsidiary buildings,
statues etc)


Country house. c1525 for Sir Richard Weston, restorations to windows in 1875
and to Long Gallery in 1878. Red and brown diaper pattern brickwork with terracotta
dressings; plain tiled roofs with crow stepped gables to north end of side wings,
multiple stacks on return fronts and across the south front. Originally built as
square house round a courtyard c140 foot by 130 foot, the north gatehouse range was
demolished in 1786 to leave the south range with projecting end wings and service
court to the west side. 2 storeys and attic with gable end windows on brick plinth,
stringcourse over the ground floor and terracotta parapets and quoins. Terracotta
mullioned and transome leaded windows with cusped lights; drip mouldings across
the top of the ground floor windows. South range Courtyard facade: symmetrical
5 bay front a b c b a, end and centre bays projecting. Diamond pattern terracotta
plaques over the enter bays becoming quatrofoil plaques over the centre bay. Central
bay with thin polygonal turrets capped by onion domes and finials; and terracotta
panels with "R.W, initials. Between the turrets is a battlemented blind arcade
with cusping and/20 terracotta panels of naked amorini. Centre arched door under
drip moulding with carved spandrels; a further 12 amorini panels over the door
(2 rows of 6). East and west wings, 7 bays to court side, centre angle bay pro-
jecting, bays to south breaking forward. Arched doors to south end in similar
style to main door.
South Garden Front: Asymmetrical with gabled bay to left, (west) projecting gabled
bay to left of centre, multiple stack to right; end bay to right breaking forward.
Dentilled brick and terracotta panelled parapet band with amorini and crosses. To
the left (west) are 3 C17 houses forming the north range of the service court. Red
brick with plain tiled roofs and glazing bar sash windows.

Interior: Great Hall (centre of the south range) 2 storeys with wooden panelling
some with rounded carving, and stone 4 centred arched fireplace. Staircase to the
right behind Ionic arched screen with square newel C17 staircase. Panelled long
Gallery to the east wing. Painted glass in the Great hall of various periods,
some earlier than the house, depicting Royal coats of arms and the Weston family arms.

The interior fitments subject to a Public Inquiry at time of re-survey.

Sources: PEVSNER Buildings of England, Surrey (1982) p.p. 476-479
Annals of an Old Manor House : Sutton Place by F. Harrison. passim

Listing NGR: TQ0119553518

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