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Description: Mount Clare
Date Listed: 14 July 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 207075
OS Grid Reference: TQ2162374004
OS Grid Coordinates: 521623, 174004
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4520, -0.2510
MINSTEAD GARDENS SW15
TQ 27SW 3/11 14.7.55
1772 probably by Sir Robert Taylor, enlarged with portico and other enrichments.
1780 by Columbani, 2-storeys and basement. Five-bays. Stucco, with rusticated
stone basement. Three-bay projecting centre with pediment and wood Doric
tetrastyle balustraded portico with modelled plaster ceiling and WI railings
raised above arched basement and approached by 2 curved flights of stone steps
with WI railings. Dentil cornice. Rear elevation of 2-storeys with semi-octagonal
projection in centre. Entrance hall has vaulted and shallow coffered ceiling.
Geometrical stone staircase with WI balustrade. Octagon drawing room with good
delicately-modelled ceiling and niches. Marble fireplaces and other good interior
In the grounds are the dismantled remains of a circular Composite temple, the
columns of which are stored in the basement. The marble capitals of 2 columns are
Built by George Clive, cousin to Lord Clive. The gardens were laid out by
Listing NGR: TQ2162374004
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Source: English Heritage
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