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Holmdale, Shere

Description: Holmdale

Grade: I
Date Listed: 14 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 288477

OS Grid Reference: TQ1107343800
OS Grid Coordinates: 511073, 143800
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1827, -0.4122

Location: Shere, Surrey RH5 6NR

Locality: Shere
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: RH5 6NR

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Listing Text

Holmbury St Mary

14.6.67 Holmdale


Country house, now divided. 1873 by G E Street and Son for himself,
extended by Barton Webb. Snecked sandstone ashlar to ground floor
of most of house and to central tower, decorative timber framing
above with red brick infilling, some in herringbone pattern, some
rendered infill incised and decorated to entrance porch. Plain tiled
roofs under ridge cresting with fishscale tile hung gables. L-shaped
with square tower in angle of L. Two storeys with tall ribbed and
corbelled stacks on ends and ridge of roofs, stacks to garden front
octagonal. Leaded casement fenestration, some wood framed and some stone
framed, all with decorative leading in hexagonal and geometric patterns.

Entrance front: principal features include - double gabled bays to right
hand side with leaded casement windows on each floor. Battlemented tower
to re entrant angle of range with corbelled eaves and irregular stone
dressed fenestration. Triple gabled range projecting to left with regular
casement fenestration and door to ground floor right. Main entrance to
centre in gabled bargeboarded porch with incised rendered floral decoration.

Garden front: two square gabled bays to right with moulded bargeboards
and coved bases. Stone dressed mullioned and transomed windows to ground
floor breaking through plinth string courses. One first floor casement
window to each gabled bay in braced decorative framing. Similar
fenestration to centre and left.

Right hand return front: large round bay to left under timber gable.
Five stone dressed ground floor lights under trefoil heads. Coved eaves
to recessed bay with porch recess on ground floor centre. Three ground
floor windows to right and angle bay to right end rising through two
storeys with trefoil head lights. Large gabled bay to end.

Interior: panelling and some fittings survive.

Listing NGR: TQ1107343800

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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