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Eagle House, Merton

Description: Eagle House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 7 May 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 205095

OS Grid Reference: TQ2778369243
OS Grid Coordinates: 527783, 169243
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4078, -0.1641

Location: London Road, Merton, Greater London CR4 3HD

Locality: Merton
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: CR4 3HD

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Listing Text

TQ 2769
(west side)
4/81 Eagle House (No 224)

Substantial detached house. 1705. Brown brick, red dressings. Hipped and steeply
pitched old slate roof to eaves. 2 storeys plus attic and basement. 5 windows
wide, centre 3 set forward slightly beneath pediment. Central square headed
entrance with shell hood upon carved consoles. Panelled half glazed door; 'Gothick'
patterned fanlight. Square headed windows, sashes, flush frames, thick glazing
bars. Brick band between storeys. Modillion eaves cornice. Segmental window to
pediment which flanked by pair of segmental pedimented dormers, sashed; thin glazing
bars. Roof crowned with painted timber balustrading and octagonal domed timber
lantern with moulded cornice and ball finial; contemporary corniced tall end stacks.
Very fine interior. Wide panelled entrance wall the depth of the house with
original well staircase rising to first floor; twisted balusters, carved brackets,
ramped handrail. Original secondary staircase rising full height of house. Ground
floor rooms with bolection moulded panelling, right hand room with later panelled
wall between it and the hall (? part of the hall itself originally). First floor
rooms with original plain panelling; original marble fire surrounds in some cases.
Attic bedrooms with plain panelling continued along slope of roof. Pole staircase
leads up to lantern. A very important house. Probably the finest surviving Queen
Anne house of the Dutch, as distinct from the Baroque,style.

Listing NGR: TQ2778369243

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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