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Description: 44 and 44a, Octagon Road
Date Listed: 16 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 286856
OS Grid Reference: TQ0957362390
OS Grid Coordinates: 509573, 162390
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3500, -0.4280
TQ 0962 BOROUGH OF ELMBRIDGE OCTAGON ROAD
10/287 Nos, 44 and 44a
Almshouse pair. Circa 1912 by Ernest Newton. Red brick with raised quoins. Moulded
wooden cornice to plain tiled hipped roof with tall panelled stacks-off ridge- and
4 hipped dormers. Centred return gable with bargeboards and "Venetian" window type
casement on first floor. Single storey and attics. 2 bays to left of entrance arch,
3 to right, irregular casements. Central entrance arch with moulded brick impost
blocks and keystone. Half-glazed door behind. Subsidiary entrance (No44a) with flat
hood over in right hand return front.
Whiteley Village was provided by William Whiteley of Whiteley's stores for thrifty
old folk and was 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: TQ0957362390
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