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Description: Forest Lodge (Whitelands Colege)
Date Listed: 21 June 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 207222
OS Grid Reference: TQ2434374203
OS Grid Coordinates: 524343, 174203
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4532, -0.2118
The following building shall be added:
TQ 27 SW
3/59 Forest Lodge
Former house, now part of college. 1862-65 for Joseph Gurney a
shorthand writer to the'Houses of Parliament. Italianate style.
Built of stock brick with stone dressings. Hipped slate roof with
3 tall Italianate stacks. 3 Storeys and basement 4 windows.
Bracket eaves cornice- and end quoins. 2nd floor has 3 double
round-headed sashes, 1st floor has 3 sashes with verticals only
with cornices and brackets above and panels below with guilloche
ornament. Ground floor has 1 tripartite sash with brackets and
1 canted bay. Central porch with round-headed openings and 5
steps to street. Interior has staircase-with 2 turned balusters
to each tread and pier with acorn finial. Hall has round-headed
recess with lions mask and shell moulding. Rear room on ground
floor has a cornice of plaster roses and stylized daffodils, a
6-panel door with cornice and finials and fireplace with fluted
columns and Gibbs surround. Large lounge has fireplace with
fluted pilasters and lyre design to frieze, 2 doorcase with
broken pediment lyre design and plastered ceiling with floral
motifs. 1st floor has most unusual sliding screen to form a false
window. Marble bolection moulded fireplace.
Listing NGR: TQ2434374203
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Source: English Heritage
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