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Farnham Library, Vernon House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Farnham, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.2135 / 51°12'48"N

Longitude: -0.8034 / 0°48'12"W

OS Eastings: 483673

OS Northings: 146712

OS Grid: SU836467

Mapcode National: GBR DB3.TZ4

Mapcode Global: VHDY2.1R3M

Plus Code: 9C3X657W+9J

Entry Name: Farnham Library, Vernon House

Listing Date: 26 April 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258122

English Heritage Legacy ID: 444388

Location: Farnham, Waverley, Surrey, GU9

County: Surrey

District: Waverley

Civil Parish: Farnham

Built-Up Area: Farnham

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Farnham

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 15/01/2020

SU 8346 NE

WEST STREET (south east side)
No. 28 (Vernon House)
Farnham Library

(Formerly listed as No. 28 (Vernon House) WEST STREET)


C16 altered C18 and later. U-shaped street front of two storeys. Rendered. Projecting plinth. Plain wall face carried up to parapet with stone coping. Hipped old tile roof. Flanking wings, shortened in C18, each with two windows on first floor, two windows on ground floor. In centre wing, three windows and one small window above; two windows and one small window below. Six-panel central door with panel reveal and doorcase of fluted Doric engaged columns, entablature broken forward over columns and pediment. One segmental stone doorstep. Two cast lead rainwater heads in angles with date of 1727 probably indicate completion of rebuilding of courtyard, new windows and doors. Original C16 stepped brick chimneys on west side of west wing. The south front unsymmetrical with two-storey segmental bow to left hand.

Charles I slept here at Vernon House on his way to trial, 20th December 1648 (plaque on west wing). Within, walls are partly panelled in oak. C16 to C17 tempera wall painting in upper north-west room.

Nos 18, 37, 43, 45 and all the listed buildings on the south-east side from Nos 19 to 46 (consec) (including wrought iron screen before Vernon House), form a group.

Listing NGR: SU8366246715

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