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Description: 78 and 80, Octagon Road
Date Listed: 16 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 286866
OS Grid Reference: TQ0939262323
OS Grid Coordinates: 509392, 162323
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3495, -0.4306
TQ 0962 BOROUGH OF ELMBRIDGE OCTAGON ROAD
10/297 Nos. 78 and 80
Almshouse pair. Circa 1912 by Sir Mervyn Macartney. Red brick with wide central
projection and coved cornice to plain tiled, swept hipped roof which is recessed
over wings. Central off ridge stack to front. Single storey. 4 bays those to
centre with casements, the outer two with round-headed entrance arches masking
casement windows and boarded doors.
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) pp520-521.
Listing NGR: TQ0939262323
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