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Limnerslease, the Great Studio and the West Wing, Compton

Description: Limnerslease, the Great Studio and the West Wing

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 288323

OS Grid Reference: SU9569947829
OS Grid Coordinates: 495699, 147829
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2216, -0.6310

Location: Down Lane, Compton, Surrey GU3 1DJ

Locality: Compton
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU3 1DJ

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Listing Text


3/66 Limnerslease, the
14.6.67 Great Studio and
the West Wing


House, now divided. 1891 by Sir Ernest George for G F Watts. Snecked
Bargate stone below, half timbered above with pebbledashed infill.
Plain tiled roofs, hipped and sweeping down to ends. Roughly L-shaped
with projecting studio wing to right end. Two storeys and attic under
hipped-roof casement dormers. Tall stack to front right with corbelled
top, arcaded rear ridge stacks to left and right. Casement fenestration,
the majority leaded, one window to first floor left in projecting half
hip and gable break in re-entrant angle. Three windows to centre, one in
hipped break to right and one ground floor window in extension to left.
Single storey wing to right with one large wood framed mullioned and
transomed window. Ribbed door in re-entrant angle under flat roofed
porch on bracket. Half glazed door to left end of wing in porch recess.

C20 brick and weatherboarded gable end extension to left end. Weather-
boarded porch to left end. Weather-boarded porch to right hand return
front with two dormers and a further door.

Listed for historical reasons as the home of George Frederick Watts,
OMRA, painter and sculptor until his death in 1904. After his death his
widow, Mary Seton Watts, continued to live there until her death in 1938.

Listing NGR: SU9569947829

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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