Description: Wittersham House
Date Listed: 16 August 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 180496
OS Grid Reference: TQ8975827086
OS Grid Coordinates: 589758, 127086
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0118, 0.7037
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WITTERSHAM THE STREET
5272 (north-west side)
TQ 8927 21/456 16.8.62.
The interior dates partly from the early C19, but the exterior of the house
was rebuilt by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1907 for the Hon. Alfred Lyttelton, athlete
and politician. It is a nearly square building of red brick. Two storeys
and attics with a hipped pantiled roof, stringcourse and wide eaves cornice.
The entrance front faces north-east. Seven windows and 2 dormers. The centre
portion of 3 windows projects with a recessed portico to its ground floor
consisting of 2 pairs of pilasters, and a pediment above the eaves containing
a Venetian attic window in its tympanum. The south-east front has 9 windows,
3 of them being circular. The entrance to the carriage drive is flanked by
red brick gate piers surmounted by stone cornices, and ball caps on pedestals,
and set in a low curved wall with 3 lower brick piers standing on the wall
on each side, all surmounted by ball caps, and with an iron railing between
these lower piers. During the Second World War the house was visited by
Sir Winston Churchill, Viscount Montgomery and King George VI.
Listing NGR: TQ8975827090
Source: English Heritage
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