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Tower Hill Manor, Shere

Description: Tower Hill Manor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 288537

OS Grid Reference: TQ0851247548
OS Grid Coordinates: 508512, 147548
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2168, -0.4477

Location: Towerhill, Shere, Surrey GU5 9LP

Locality: Shere
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU5 9LP

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Listing Text


5/270 Tower Hill Manor


House. C16 core now to rear with late C17 refronting to right and early/
mid-C18 refronting to left, all restored in C20. Timber frame to rear on
Bargate stone footings exposed to rear left with red brick infill.
Galletted sandstone rubble with brick quoins and dressings to front right,
red and blue brick to front left. Plain tiled roofs, lower to right and rear.
Two storeys and attics to front under five gabled leaded casement dormers,
three to left and two to right. Plinth and plat band over ground floor
with moulded brick dentilled eaves cornice to right hand bay. End ridge
stack to right and two corbelled rear ridge stacks to left, and right of
centre on left hand refronting. Five bay range to left with glazing bar
sash fenestration under gauged brick heads. Four windows on ground floor
with two first floor casements and two double casement doors to ground
floor or end bays to right. Fine eight panelled door to right end of left
hand refronting in projecting fluted Doric pilaster surround with metopes
and triglyphs in frieze. Old hipped roof wing at right angles to rear on
plinth with plat band over ground floor. Barn, now store, set back to
right and connected to house with roofed corridor.

Interior: framing visible with chalk fireplaces. Square tower to rear
contains fine newell staircase built around one long post extending to the
full height of the house. Some panelling survives.

Listing NGR: TQ0851247548

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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