Description: Wayneflete's Tower
Date Listed: 14 August 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 286914
OS Grid Reference: TQ1307965103
OS Grid Coordinates: 513079, 165103
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3737, -0.3768
TQ 16NW BOROUGH OF ELMBRIDGE PELHAMS WALK
14.8.53. Tower)(Formerly listed
under Wayneflete Tower
Former gatehouse to Esher Place. 1475-80, probably by John Cowper for Bishop Waynefleet
of Winchester, altered by William Kent for Henry Pelham 1729. Red and blue brick
in diaper pattern. Square. 3 storeys with 4 storied polygonal angle turrets, stone
string courses between each, on dentilled band to second floor and on arcaded corbel
band to turrets. Stone dressings to battlements and window surrounds, 2 quatrefoil
leaded casements on top stage of angle turrets,designed by Kent who also remodelled
the leaded, ogee arched windows on the lower floors- 3 to each storey. Single, stone
ogee arched porch between the turrets with stone crockets to gable and Greek geometric
pattern impost blocks to arch-also designed by Kent. C20 panelled door in arched
stone surround behind.
Interior: Entrance Hall(original gateway) rib-vaulted and stuccoed by Kent, some ceiling
and wall decorations survive. Remodelled with some of the earliest examples of Rococo-
Gothic. Designs for the work by Kent, dated 1733, survive in R.I.B.A. The now
vanished gardens, also designed by Kent, were famous in their day.
PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) pp222-3.
THOMASON: THE SEASONS.
Listing NGR: TQ1307765101
Source: English Heritage
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