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Great Fosters

A Grade I Listed Building in Thorpe, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.4172 / 51°25'2"N

Longitude: -0.5444 / 0°32'39"W

OS Eastings: 501313

OS Northings: 169697

OS Grid: TQ013696

Mapcode National: GBR GBS.15Z

Mapcode Global: VHFTP.JM1X

Entry Name: Great Fosters

Listing Date: 11 July 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1294166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 289755

Location: Runnymede, Surrey, TW20

County: Surrey

District: Runnymede

Electoral Ward/Division: Thorpe

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Egham

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Great Fosters


Large house now used as hotel, circa 1550-1600. Red brick with stone dressings,
clay tile roofs. Carefully restored and altered. Mainly three storeys.
Entrance front: Centre bay contains porch and two storeys over with gable end.
Octagonal buttress towers at corners terminating in a finial, with similar
finial on apex of gable. Doorcase semicircular headed, with fluted Doric
pilasters on pedestals. The entablature with triglyphs is taken round the porch
as a band course. First floor, eight-light leaded casement with similar three-
light casement on second floor. Between entablature and first floor cill, pair
of pilasters enclosing coat of arms with strapwork motifs at sides. At each
end a shallow projecting three storey wing with gables and pinnacles and with
similar gables between wings. West wing: Ground floor, 14-light casement.
First floor 10-light casement, second floor 4-light casement. In recess to left
is on ground floor 8-light, first floor 8-light and second floor 4-light casements.
East wing: Ground and first floors splay sided bay window with 2-light
casement in splays and 8-light casement in front. Bay window capped by a
pierced balustrade of woven strapwork ornament. Second floor 4-light casements.
Three similar windows in recess to right. To right of main facade, four storey
wing with four windows. To right, two storey wing with two windows. Hexagonal
lantern with ogee lead roof and wrought iron weathervane. Corner pilasters and
two light leaded casement window in each side. Single and multiple groups of
brick diagonal chimney stacks with moulded brick corners and oversailing
cappings. To west of main building a complex of two and single storey wings.
Garden elevation of complex of some ten different facets with gables, mainly
of three storeys. Stone casement windows, bays etc all as details of front
elevation. Interior: Entrance hall, three bays fully panelled. In west bay
carved wood fireplace, Composite columns, flat entablature supporting four
recesses with ornate carving and figures. Centre bay has full height bay window
with stone transoms and mullions and leaded lights. East bay plain panelling.
All ceilings have a heavy relief strapwork pattern. In centre bay a massive
entrance door with porch. Full height linen fold panelling and ceiling of
square wood panels. Stone door case and four centred arch with Tudor rose and
Portcullis in spandrels. Stone paving. PEVSNER: Surrey Page 226.

Listing NGR: TQ0131369697

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