Description: 100-110, Octagon Road
Date Listed: 16 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 286871
OS Grid Reference: TQ0927662420
OS Grid Coordinates: 509276, 162420
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3504, -0.4322
TQ 0962 BOROUGH OF ELMBRIDGE OCTAGON ROAD
10/302 Nos. 100 to 110 (even)
Almshouse row. Circa 1912 by Sir Aston Webb. Red brick with some wooden window
bressumers and plain tiled roofs. End stacks. The building is canted at 45
degrees about a central, tile hung return gable surmounting a shallow 2 storey
projection in the angles. 2 storeys, 1 storey and attics to wings under 2 hipped
semi-dormers. 5 bay centre casements. Central first floor balcony with wooden
bressumer over and balustrade panelled with pantiles . Flanking balcony openings
glazed at time of resurvey. Square headed, wide, central entrance with gauged
head and 2 rubbed brick freestanding Tuscan columns. Narrower square headed
entrance with flat hood in outer bays. All doors boarded.
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: TQ0927662420
Source: English Heritage
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