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Ockham Park House, Ockham

Description: Ockham Park House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 14 June 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 288692

OS Grid Reference: TQ0652756514
OS Grid Coordinates: 506527, 156514
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2978, -0.4734

Location: Ockham, Surrey GU23 6NQ

Locality: Ockham
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU23 6NQ

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Listing Text


2/111 Ockham Park House


Country House. Originally built in c.1638 for the Weston Family, altered in 1728-9
by Nicholas Hawksmoor for the first Lord King, extended in c.1830 in Italianate
style for the seventh Lord King. Majority of house burnt down in 1948. Stripped
and part restored in 1970's. Brown and red brick with hipped plain-tiled roofs
obscured by parapets. Square block, 7 bays each side with lower extension to left.
2 storeys and attic over basement storey with central brick pavilion to roof.
Entrance front:- moulded brick plat bands over basement, ground and first floors
and to top of parapet with end pilaster piers. Two 3 bay ranges, either side of
central shallow single bay recess. One Venetian window in attic storey, either side
of centre with 2 sections of parapet raised up over. C20 fenestration, with all
windows under gauged brick heads, 18-light glazing bar sash windows on main floor.
Round arched fixed casement to centre of first floor. Former door to centre under
gauged brick head, now blocked. Pavilion on roof: square with brick pilaster piers
to corners under brick cornice. Octagonal lantern above under lead, ogee roof -
capped by sphere finial. 4 brick walls containing arched openings placed diagonally
from corners of pavilion with square brick stacks on the ends.
Right hand return front:- 7 bays with centre paired and end pilaster piers.
Two storey single bay extension to left end with end pilaster piers and a large splay
sided C20 brick recess on centre of left hand return front under cement lintel.
Interior: gutted and part restored. Empty at time of resurvey.

PEVSNER: Buildings of England, Surrey (1971) pp. 394.
Country Life. Article "Ockham Park, Surrey" Newly discovered designs by
Laurence Whistler. December 29, 1950 pp. 2218-2221.

Listing NGR: TQ0652756514

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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