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Bonneville Spring

A Grade II Listed Building in Witley, Surrey

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334297

English Heritage Legacy ID: 439678

Location: Witley, Waverley, Surrey, GU8

County: Surrey

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

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Description

SU 94SW WITLEY C.P. MILFORD ROAD
Elstead

3/273 Bonneville Spring
16/7/73
II

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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