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Description: Whiteley House and Hospital
Date Listed: 16 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 286823
OS Grid Reference: TQ0948462680
OS Grid Coordinates: 509484, 162680
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3527, -0.4292
TQ 0962 BOROUGH OF ELMBRIDGE NORTH AVENUE
10/254 Whiteley House and
Hospital. Circa 1912 by Sir Reginald 31omfield. Red brick below, grey stock brick
with red brick above, plain tiled roofs with tiled eaves. 3 small ridge stacks and 8
tall front stacks with polygonal ends articulating the facade. 2 storeys, 9 bays
ABCCDCCBA with projecting gable front wings to ends. Glazing bar sash windows to
first floor, 2 across each end wing under stone cornice hoods, 13 across the centre
range. Recessed central paired panelled and half-glazed doors to centre. Red brick
pier surround with stone ground to recess, moulded brick band above. Gabled stone
niches above and between first floor windows in end quoins containing female figures
that on the left carrying an anchor,the one to the right a heart. Iron lantern on
horizontal scroll-work bracket. 3 storey block set back to left with connecting corridor
Red and grey brick with quoined ends and central stacks. Projecting oriel type window
on first and second floors under tent roof, glazing bar sash windows to outer bays.
Quoined 2-step brick surround to central door in corridor. Right hand return front of
main block. Rusticated end piers, former open balcony on first floor, now glazed, on 4
rendered panelled piers.
C20 flat roofed single storey extensions to rear.
Whiteley Village was provided by William Whiteley of Whiteley's stores for thrifty old
folk, laid out on an octagonal plan by Frank Atkinson, employing leading architects
of the day.
PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND ,SURREY (1971) pp520-1.
Listing NGR: TQ0948462680
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Source: English Heritage
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