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Latitude: 51.1805 / 51°10'49"N
Longitude: -0.6581 / 0°39'29"W
OS Eastings: 493893
OS Northings: 143213
OS Grid: SU938432
Mapcode National: GBR FD0.VVN
Mapcode Global: VHFVS.JLYF
Plus Code: 9C3X58JR+5Q
Entry Name: Bonneville Spring
Listing Date: 16 July 1973
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1334297
English Heritage Legacy ID: 439678
Location: Witley, Waverley, Surrey, GU8
Civil Parish: Witley
Built-Up Area: Witley
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Milford
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
SU 94SW WITLEY C.P. MILFORD ROAD
3/273 Bonneville Spring
Folly building containing spring. 1843 by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin for the
5th Viscount Middleton in Gothic, C13 style. Brick with sandstone rubble and
dressed stone arches containing coloured stone shafts. Sham ruined entrance
wall with large arch to centre leading to vaulted main chamber and smaller
spring chamber built into hillside. Stone arch under hood mould with 3 orders
of keel and roll moulding on bell-capital shafts, one within the other, small
window to right lighting spring chamber. Rib vaulted roof to main chamber
with angled walls and stone bench seats. Coloured shafts to ribs and central
crown boss. Small chamber to right, contains spring, down three steps, also
rib vaulted. Niche over spring exit, the water falling into a rectangular
basin with chamfered corners. Grotesque mask has water piped through mouth.
The water then passes underground to appear in rock face lower down the hill-
side with oval basins and rock "grotto" effect.
PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.409.
Listing NGR: SU9389343213
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