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Description: Sue Ryder Home
Date Listed: 13 February 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 247107
OS Grid Reference: SU7016686585
OS Grid Coordinates: 470166, 186585
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5738, -0.9889
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13/86 Sue Ryder Home
Country House, now nursing home, formerly known as Joyce Grove. 1908 by C.E.
Mallows for Robert Fleming. Red brick; bath stone dressings; slate roof; brick
and stone stacks. Complex plan. Jacobean style. 2 storeys and attic; 13-
window range. Studded and ribbed double door to left of centre, wooden hood
suspended from wrought iron brackets. Central blind porch with round-headed
mullion and transom windows to 3 sides. Stone cross-windows to most openings.
Stone straight-sided 2-storey bay windows with mullion and transom windows to
cross wings. Balustraded parapet to roof with shaped cross-gables. Gabled
dormers to attic. Brick stacks of several flues, mostly to ridge. Other
elevations of same style and quality. Interior: Good quality Louis XV-style
panelling to most ground floor rooms. Staircase hall has Jacobean-style
panelling with wooden ribbed ceiling with painted panels. Staircase is
straight flight with winder. Staircase hall fireplace has stone hood with
niches, supported on columns. Fireplace to main bedroom, now the Flemming
Room, stone, carved with putti holding garlands. Attached stables and garage
block. History: House built for Robert Fleming, merchant banker. Passed to
Peter Fleming, explorer and writer, husband of Celia Johnson, actress, and
brother of Ian Fleming, writer of "James Bond" novels.
Listing NGR: SU7016686585
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Source: English Heritage
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