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Latitude: 51.2132 / 51°12'47"N
Longitude: -0.5661 / 0°33'58"W
OS Eastings: 500249
OS Northings: 146977
OS Grid: TQ002469
Mapcode National: GBR FCR.TZ7
Mapcode Global: VHFVN.4RKT
Entry Name: The Firs
Listing Date: 15 May 2007
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1391835
English Heritage Legacy ID: 502875
Location: Shalford, Guildford, Surrey, GU4
Civil Parish: Shalford
Built-Up Area: Guildford
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Shalford
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
431/0/10040 KINGS ROAD
Detached house. c1834 with minor later alterations.
MATERIALS: Brick faced in stucco. Slate low hipped roof with ridge tiles and stuccoed chimneystacks.
PLAN: 2 storeys and 3 bays. Rectangular 4-room plan with central stair, later rear single-storey coal-store extension.
EXTERIOR: Symmetrical front (S) elevation of 3 bays. Porch modern but retains early-mid C19 lead tented canopy with moulded cornice. Original 6-panel door has C20 coloured glazing to upper panels; rectangular fanlight with geometric pattern glazing bars. Porch to W elevation also has lead canopy. Low hipped roof with boxed eaves. 6-over-6 pane sashes; some blind openings. Most external joinery original.
INTERIOR: Open-string stair rising in single flight with landing balustrade, circular newel post, stick balusters and mahogany handrail terminating in scroll. Interior retains original joinery, including shutters and some simple chimneypieces, a hob grate to the E rear room, alongside later C19 and early C20 features.
HISTORY: The house is believed to have been constructed c1834, the plot of land on which it stands having been sold in 1833.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANCE: Of special interest as a well-preserved late Regency house that retains its internal plan and a number of original features.
SOURCES: Margaret Dierden, More Scenes from Shalford Past (2006), p26.
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