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Russell House, Guildford

Description: Russell House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 288935

OS Grid Reference: SU9978149497
OS Grid Coordinates: 499781, 149497
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2359, -0.5721

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

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Listing Text

(North Side)

8/73 & 5/73 Nos. 137 and 139
1/5/53 (Russell House)


House, now shop and offices. Early C18. Incised colourwashed render cladding over
wood and glass shop front below; plain tiled hipped roof end-on to street. Two
storeys and attics with rusticated angle quoins dentilled eaves cornice and plat
bands over ground and first floors. Stacks to rear. Large late C19/C20 flat
roofed 4-light casement dormer with diamond panel decorations on end jambs. Three
bay front below with three 12-pane unhorned glazing-bar sash windows, some with
old glass, on the second floor in lugged architrave surrounds. Three plate glass
sash windows on the first floor on architrave surrounds and under cornice hoods.
Shop front across the ground floor with glazed doors in recess to right and
panelled doors to left. Wooden attached flitted Ionic columns to ends of ground
Birthplace of John Russell R.A. 1745-1806, Guildfords most famous watercolourist.

Listing NGR: SU9978449498

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Source: English Heritage

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