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Benchway, Guildford

Description: Benchway

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 288861

OS Grid Reference: SU9988048967
OS Grid Coordinates: 499880, 148967
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2312, -0.5709

Location: Abbot Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 3XQ

Locality: Guildford
Local Authority: Guildford Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU1 3XQ

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Listing Text



(South Side)

3/1 No 2 (Benchway)


House. 1910 by M. H. Baillie-Scott. Brown brick with red brick dressings and
plain tiled roofs, hipped and half-hipped to ends. Complicated plan on sloping
site, of two parallel staggered ranges with connecting link across centre and
small pavilion to front forming courtyard. Two storeys with single storey
pavilion. Triple, diagonal stacks to left under corbelled tops, further stacks
to right and rear, on right hand gable end; smaller single stack to front right.
Shaped gable end to left with small square windows on ground floor left and right.
Larger 3-light window on return wall of gable, first floor, in chamfered surround
and with diamond brick mullions. Single light window to left. Stack to centre in
shallow break which extends asymmetrically to the right and contains round arched
door in 4-step brick surround with tile-on-edge hood mould, impost mouldings and
patterned brick chamfered surround. Six panel door with studs and carved shell-
head upper panel. Connecting link to front centre:- hipped roof with iron weather-
vane finial. Large 6-light, brick mullioned and transomed staircase window below.
Wing projects to right with two diamond-pane windows on each floor facing the
courtyard, and complicated hip-roofed dormers in multi-pitched roof facing the
street. Pyramidal-roofed single storey pavilion to front left with spherical
finial, deep eaves and chamfered corner facing in towards courtyard under stepped
corbel courses.
Interior:- Staircase-hall rising full height to centre, staircase has turned barley-
sugar balusters.

Listing NGR: SU9988048967

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Source: English Heritage

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