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Foxwarren Park, Wisley

Description: Foxwarren Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 September 1981
English Heritage Building ID: 288847

OS Grid Reference: TQ0794259972
OS Grid Coordinates: 507942, 159972
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3286, -0.4521

Locality: Wisley
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT11 1EG

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Listing Text


2/265 Foxwarren Park

Country house. 1860, by Frederick Barnes of Ipswich for Charles Buxton, who
provided the designs, in harsh Victorian Gothic style. Polychrome brickwork, red
with blue diapering, and terracotta dressings, renewed plain-tiled roofs with crow-
stepped gables. Long rambling plan with gabled cross wings, basically T-shaped,
wing to left end with fine clock tower attached to rear. Two storeys and attics
with decorative round and polygonal brick and terracotta stacks to ridges and ends,
diagonal gable squinch under pyramidal roof, with terracotta plaque decoration,to
end left.
Entrance front:- 5,crow-stepped gables with arched attic windows in terracotta
surrounds under hood mouldings with quatrefoil openings in gable apexes above. Main
fenestration of casements in moulded terracotta surrounds with decorative mullions
and hood mouldings over. Angle bay oriel to left of centre on first floor, 2 storey
square bay window under terracotta balustraded parapet to right end. Entrance gable
to centre projecting slightly,with massive first floor window of 6, leaded, arched
lights. Double panelled and arched doors in moulded decorated surround below.
Right hand return front:- Two crow-stepped gables with angle bay rising through two
storeys on left hand bay.
Garden Front:- 2 crow stepped gables to left flanking entrance with two storey angle
bays in front under pierced terracotta balustrades. Arched windows on both floors.
Two latter gables to right. Triple arched screen to porch recess between gable bays
under shallow hip roofed, projecting through-eaves break. Glazed door under vaulted
porch decorated with thin plasterwork. Single storey balustraded range to right
linking with fine clock tower to right end on square base with diagonal panelled and
stepped buttresses to corners. Octagonal tower above with brick broaches over
corbelled and decorated band. 2 stages, the tower containing a tall, 2-light leaded
window under label moulding on two faces, the upper, over a brick string course, with
a clock face on two faces. Pierced brick and terracotta balustraded parapet and
open octagonal wooden cupola to top under turret roof and weathervane. Arched
throughway to ground floor under multiple moulded surround.

PEVSNER: Buildings of England, Surrey (1971) pp 246 & Addenda p.596-7.

Listing NGR: TQ0794259972

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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