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Description: Blunt House
Date Listed: 19 November 1984
English Heritage Building ID: 287861
OS Grid Reference: TQ3844353022
OS Grid Coordinates: 538443, 153022
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2596, -0.0173
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TQ 35SE OXTED C.P. BARROW GREEN ROAD
6/206 Blunt House
House, now Clinic. Circa 1886 by J.M. Oldrid Scott for himself. In Neo-Georgian
style. Brown brick with red brick dressings; plain tiled hipped roofs with 2
stone banded ridge stacks to left and right of centre. 2 storeys and attic under
5 hipped roof dormers, outer and centre dormers glazing bar sashes in architrave
surrounds, dormers left and right of centre casements. Large flat tile hung roof
extension above connecting stacks. 5 bays, end bays projecting with brick string
course over ground floor and dentilled eaves. Glazing bar sash windows under gauged
brick heads; stone keystone to double light sash windows either side of first floor
centre, paired, round arched windows to ground floor. Central part glazed door with
wooden tracery bars and fielded panels behind doubled outer doors. Architrave
surround with voussoirs to top in bonded block rusticated stone porch with Doric
columns and guttae frieze surmounted by four spherical finials, approached up a
flight of 4 steps with quadrant walls have obelisks. 3 bay lower range to left with
mixed casement and sash window fenestration. Single storey extension to extreme left
Rear front: 7 bays with end 2 projecting on each side. 5 hipped roof sash window
dormers, brick stringcourse over ground floor and brick panels below windows.
Balustraded stone terrace across front of ground floor.
Interior: Fine C18 fireplace surrounds with marble Ionic columns and broken pediments
Foliage and scrollwork plaster ceilings. Rich modillion overdoors and door surrounds
The internal features were brought from Blunt House in Croydon, built c.1760 by
Abraham Swan and Richard Peers. The original house providing the model for the design
of J.M. Oldrid Scott.
Listing NGR: TQ3844353022
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Source: English Heritage
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