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Description: Levylsdene House
Date Listed: 1 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 288994
OS Grid Reference: TQ0257150137
OS Grid Coordinates: 502571, 150137
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2412, -0.5320
TQ 05SW GUILDFORD LEVYLSDENE
2/128 Levylsdene House
1/5/53 (Formerly listed
under Epsom Road)
House, remains of larger mansion. Mid-late C16 with C17 and C18 alterations, C20
extensions to left. Timber framed core, now clad to right in knapped flint rubble
with brick quoins and dressings, brick clad to left. Plain tiled roofs, hipped to
left. Remaining house of L-shaped plan. Two storeys and attic with plat band over
ground floor and brick cornice over first floor. Offset stack to left, further
front end stack to right. Bonnet hip roof over. Half-dormer casement window to
left. Brick and wood corbelled eaves cornice to right. Two angled-head early C18
glazing-bar sashes to first floor left with upper glazing-bars radiating. Two
similar headed windows to ground floor but with diamond-pane leaded glazing. All
windows under gauged-brick heads. Blocked window to centre of first floor with
decorative cross-shaped panel in knapped flint. Central double doors to ground
floor, glazed under cambered-head and flat hood on brackets. One mullioned cross
window to first floor right under gauged-brick and keystoned head. Pent-roofed
ground floor with diamond-pane window and glazed door. C20 brick extension
projecting to left end not of special interest. Right hand return front:- gable-
lit attic with two second floor diamond-pane windows and one first floor window
breaking into plat band. Rear:- rebuilt in C20 brick and tile hanging.
Interior:- Ground floor sitting room has panelling of varying dates with some C20
sections. Overmantle contains portrait head panels of C16 style. First floor room
has C17 panelling, possibly taken from Old Clandon House. soak staircase also
possibly came from Clandon House with open strapwork decorated panels, spherical
finials and pendants to newels. In the C18 the house was occupied by
Arthur Onslow, Speaker of the House of Commons and in 1757-9 the house was leased
by Admiral Boscawen whilst his house was constructed nearby at Hatchlands.
PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.359.
Listing NGR: TQ0257150137
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