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Munstead Wood

A Grade I Listed Building in Busbridge, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.1751 / 51°10'30"N

Longitude: -0.5965 / 0°35'47"W

OS Eastings: 498211

OS Northings: 142703

OS Grid: SU982427

Mapcode National: GBR FD9.61G

Mapcode Global: VHFVT.MQ1H

Entry Name: Munstead Wood

Listing Date: 9 March 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1261159

English Heritage Legacy ID: 438218

Location: Busbridge, Waverley, Surrey, GU7

County: Surrey

District: Waverley

Civil Parish: Busbridge

Built-Up Area: Godalming

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Busbridge

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text


4/106 Munstead Wood

House. 1896-7. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Gertrude Jekyll, built by
Thomas Underwood. Coursed Bargate stone blocks with some half-timbering and plain
tiled roofs swept out to eaves, hipped with gablets on the main range. Half-H
shaped plan with projecting hipped wing to left of centre to form U-shaped smaller
entrance court. Two storeys with prominent brick multiple stacks, all on moulded
plinths with corbelled tops and some placed diagonally. Elevation facing drive:-
wall to left with breathers under tile-on-edge lintels at eaves. Round arched
door giving access to corridor with tile-on-edge bands to arch. Four wood-framed
leaded casement windows to first floor, five windows below, the outer ones with
flat tile-on-edge lintels, the centre two with cambered heads. Oversailing gable
to left. Pentice-catslide to right. Ribbed door with original door fittings to
left at the end of the corridor. Entrance front:- Double hipped range to left
with cobbled court between to kitchen range,approached through buttressed walls
and wooden gallery over. Half-glazed door and low window on end wall. Gabled
wing to right: Jettied half-timbered range between the two wings with ogee
bracing and continuous leaded fenestration on the first floor in projecting frames.
Door and window, under common segmental head, to gable end of right hand wing.
Paved circular area between wings. Right hand return front:- massive stack to
left of centre. Two first floor and two ground floor windows. One between-floors,
12-light casement to right. Garden front:- Two gables left and right of centre,
each with one first floor and two ground floor windows. Door to left of centre
and hipped wing to right.
Interior:- 6-bay-gallery across centre of first floor with queen strut roof and
panelled walls.
Originally in a "wild" garden designed by Gertrude Jekyll with formal court to
north and kitchen gardens etc. The garden has been included in the Register of
Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England (Part 40). Grade I.

COUNTRY LIFE - 8 DEC. 1900 p 736.

Listing NGR: SU9821142703

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