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Lorimar House, Weybridge

Description: Lorimar House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 13 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 287037

OS Grid Reference: TQ0777864175
OS Grid Coordinates: 507778, 164175
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3664, -0.4532

Location: Hanger Hill, West Molesey, Surrey KT13 9YG

Locality: Weybridge
Local Authority: Elmbridge Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT13 9YG

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Listing Text

(east side)
Nos. 69 and 71
(Lorimar House)


House, now 2 dwellings. 1854 for Benjamin Scott with addition of C1860 by Edmund
Woodthorpe (Handbook, p178). Yellowish brick in Flemish bond with painted ashlar
dressings; Welsh slate roof. 2 storeys with basement at rear and 4-storey tower.
Original house L-shaped, the gabled wings enfolding tower set in angle and a single-
storey room on right; 4-bay addition on left is set back slightly, the left bay
narrower and further recessed. In Italianate style with tabled plinth, rusticated
corner pilasters, ground floor entableture and console-bracketed oversailing eaves.
Single-storey entrance on right of tower has long flight of stone steps with chequered
bottom step and flat-coped side-walls with lions couchant at bottom; 4-panel double
door with fanlight under keyed archivolt on pilasters with capitals. Ground-floor
windows are round-arched sashes with archivolts on pilasters with capitals and
corbelled sills; single-storey room on right has quadrupled windows; gabled bay has
flat-roofed bay window with tripled windows. On 1st floor windows are square-headed
having wooden cross-windows with arched top lights in shouldered surrounds with consoled
segmental pediment to gabled bay; roof consoles spring from window surrounds of left-
hand windows. Tower has similar window to 2nd floor and 4th floor tripled windows as
ground floor with keyed archivolts, columns and paired side pilasters. Single-storey
room has corrugated asbestos sheet roof, hipped at right end. Various ashlar-corniced
stacks. Rear: 6 bays set forward on right plainer, having flat-arched windows with
4-pane sashes to addition, sashes with glazing bars to earlier part; a tripartite
window to ground floor left. Verandah to addition with decorative S-section iron
balustrade and slender fluted columns supporting glass roof; formerly extended further
left (Handbook, picture on P178). At left end, iron stair in same style up to door in
left return. Entrance to No. 69 on left return. Interior: No. 71 has original open-
well stair, rising under tower with open string, twisted wooden balusters; in front
left room decorative fireplace and cornice; in single-storey room, false decorative
fireplace and Adam-style ceiling. The front room of No. 69, former music room,
decorated in Pompeian style by Crace (Handbook. p178) with panelled pilasters and
heavy floral cornice and ceiling border. Top floor of tower intended to be an
[Handbook of Chertsey and its Neighbourhood]

Listing NGR: TQ0777864175

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Source: English Heritage

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