Painshill House, Elmbridge
Description: Painshill House
Date Listed: 17 March 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 286920
OS Grid Reference: TQ0972760351
OS Grid Coordinates: 509727, 160351
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3317, -0.4264
Location: Cobham, Surrey KT11 1DL
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TQ 06SE BOROUGH OF ELMBRIDGE PORTSMOUTH ROAD
4/334 Painshill House
17.3.82. (Formerly listed
under Painshill Park)
House, now divided. Said by Harrison to have been built in 1778 by Richard Jupp for
Benjamin Bond Hopkins, altered by Decimus Burton in C19 with C19 wings. Rendered with
hipped slate roofs and multiple rendered stacks. 2 storeys over basement, rusticated
to centre, with dentilled eaves. Main block of 3 bays,centre bowed . Sash windows to
first floor, tripartite in outer bays, with flat hood surrounds to bow bay windows.
Ground floor windows to outer bays are casements, arched to central, bowed bay.
Projecting C19 porch to centre approached up a flight of 5 steps with iron rail to
left side. 6 panel door in arched recess on left side of porch with Ionic pilaster
surround, urns and roundel decoration above. Single storey wing to right, further
3 bay 2 storey wing to left breaking forward and containing additional doors.
Garden Front: Bowed outer bays through two storeys with single storey, Doric columned
loggia to centre, now glazed.
Interior: fine oval entry hall in Adam style. Stone staircase with wrought iron
balustrade and domed top light. Drawing room to centre of garden front has chimmney
breast ascribed to Flaxman.
This house, on a different site, replaced the original Panshill built for Charles
Hamilton- one of the earliest English landscape gardeners. The gardens of the
original house survive largely intact and are under restoration at the time of
VIEWS OF SEATS OF NOBLEMEN AND GENTLEMEN : J.P. NEALE 1824.
COUNTRY LIFE : Article 10.3.04.
VISITATIONS OF SEATS : J.B BURKE 1852
THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE GARDEN: U.F. CLARK HARRISON
VIEWS OF SEATS 1787.
Listing NGR: TQ0972760351
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