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Wayneflete's Tower

A Grade I Listed Building in Esher, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.3737 / 51°22'25"N

Longitude: -0.3768 / 0°22'36"W

OS Eastings: 513079

OS Northings: 165104

OS Grid: TQ130651

Mapcode National: GBR 4V.CP1

Mapcode Global: VHFTZ.FQ5R

Plus Code: 9C3X9JFF+F7

Entry Name: Wayneflete's Tower

Listing Date: 14 August 1953

Last Amended: 16 November 1984

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286940

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286914

Location: Esher, Elmbridge, Surrey, KT10

County: Surrey

District: Elmbridge

Town: Elmbridge

Electoral Ward/Division: Esher

Built-Up Area: Esher

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Esher

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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2/438 No.61.(Wayneflete's
14.8.53. Tower)(Formerly listed
under Wayneflete Tower


Former gatehouse to Esher Place. 1475-80, probably by John Cowper for Bishop Waynefleet
of Winchester, altered by William Kent for Henry Pelham 1729. Red and blue brick
in diaper pattern. Square. 3 storeys with 4 storied polygonal angle turrets, stone
string courses between each, on dentilled band to second floor and on arcaded corbel
band to turrets. Stone dressings to battlements and window surrounds, 2 quatrefoil
leaded casements on top stage of angle turrets,designed by Kent who also remodelled
the leaded, ogee arched windows on the lower floors- 3 to each storey. Single, stone
ogee arched porch between the turrets with stone crockets to gable and Greek geometric
pattern impost blocks to arch-also designed by Kent. C20 panelled door in arched
stone surround behind.
Interior: Entrance Hall(original gateway) rib-vaulted and stuccoed by Kent, some ceiling
and wall decorations survive. Remodelled with some of the earliest examples of Rococo-
Gothic. Designs for the work by Kent, dated 1733, survive in R.I.B.A. The now
vanished gardens, also designed by Kent, were famous in their day.

Listing NGR: TQ1307765101

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