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Place Farm House Including Cleves Cottage, Bletchingley

Description: Place Farm House Including Cleves Cottage

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 11 June 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 287294

OS Grid Reference: TQ3266252121
OS Grid Coordinates: 532662, 152121
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2528, -0.1004

Location: Place Farm Road, Bletchingley, Surrey RH1 4QR

Locality: Bletchingley
Local Authority: Tandridge District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: RH1 4QR

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Listing Text


2/57 Place Farm House including
11/6/58 Cleves Cottage
(formerly listed as
Place Farm House and barn
to south-west)


Former Gatehouse to Bletchingley Place now house. C16 rebuilt in C18. Brick
plinth, part rendered, red and brown brick above with deep eaves to plain tiled
roof; end ridge stacks. 2 storeys, 3 glazing bar sash windows under cambered heads
across the first floor; outer windows tripartite. Ground floor sash windows under
diagonally placed gauged brick heads. Central six panel door under traceried fan-
light and flat Doric wood columned portico in blocked former gateway. 5 step
surround to four centred arch with brick roll moulding to outer block. Cleves
Cottage to right: wealdstone with brick dressings. 2 storeys with 2 casements on
first floor. Part glazed door to left.

Interior: Large fireplace in ground floor room to right. Large beams in roof-
space formerly supporting upper storey. The gatehouse is the only remaining
building from Bletchingley Place, built by Duke of Buckingham, appropriated by
Henry VIII and given to Anne of Cleves in 1540 after her divorce from the King.
The house was eventually demolished in 1680 by the Earl of Peterborough.

V.C.H.: Surrey (1967) Vol. IV p.254.
PEVSNER: Buildings of England, Surrey (1971) p.116.

Listing NGR: TQ3266252121

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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