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Description: The Red House
Date Listed: 25 November 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 288671
OS Grid Reference: TQ1173153854
OS Grid Coordinates: 511731, 153854
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2729, -0.3997
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TQ 15SW EFFINGHAM C.P. LOWER ROAD
6/90 The Red House
(Formerly The Convent
of Corpus Domini)
House. 1893 by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Susan Muir Mackenzie. Red brick on a stone
plinth with Bargate stone dressings; tile hung gables to machine tiled roofs, half-
hipped to right. Two storeys with attic to gable on left and under hipped roof
dormer to right. Half-H shape plan to front with projecting end bays, and wing at
right angles to rear left. Massive stack to left end and further stacks to rear.
Stone-dressed casement fenestration with chamfered surrounds, stone mullions and
tile-on edge lintels. One 4-light window to left hand gable in attic, one 5-light
window on first and ground floors below. Three 3-light first floor casements in
continuous strip under the eaves to the centre, one 4-light window below. Two 2-
light casements to first floor right under ogee section parapet to set back roof.
2 windows to ground floor, one to left continuing around the corner. Arched door
in re-entrant angle to left in stone chamfered surround under metal covered hood
suspended from hangers. Hipped roof service wing to rear left. C20 wing to right
end, added when roof was altered. Originally 'The Red House"was in a Gertrude Jekyll
Garden, who was a friend of the owner, and is an early work by Lutyens.
PEVSNER: Buildings of England, Surrey (1971) pp 207-8.
Listing NGR: TQ1173153854
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Source: English Heritage
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