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West Lodge, St Martha

Description: West Lodge

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 May 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 288345

OS Grid Reference: TQ0248647476
OS Grid Coordinates: 502486, 147476
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2173, -0.5340

Location: Blacksmith Lane, St Martha, Surrey GU4 8NQ

Locality: St Martha
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU4 8NQ

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Listing Text




Lodge to gunpowder works; now house. Late C19. Flemish bond brick, brick ridge stacks and gabled tiled roof.

PLAN: Single-depth 2-room house with single-room gatehouse attached.

EXTERIOR: Single-storey, 1-window gatehouse and 1-window house behind. Lower gatehouse has a gable end with left corner canted and two 3/1-pane sashes, blocked doorway in left return, and a chimney at rear right. The house has gable ends with rough-cast and exposed trusses and single casements, a later porch in the re-entrant with the gatehouse, a gabled bay window to the left, and blind rear.

INTERIOR: Not inspected.

HISTORY: Chilworth gunpowder mills operated from the early C17 until it closed in 1920, and is one of the most important sites for the history of the industry in this country. From 1885 it started producing smokeless powder under the control of a German company, Burbach, who invested in new plant and buildings.

The gatehouse is from this period, and overlooked the entrance to the E part of the works.
(Crocker, G, Chilworth Gunpowder Mills, Surrey Industrial History Group, 1984)


Listing NGR: TQ0248647476

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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