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Description: The Valley
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 289048
OS Grid Reference: SU9934248376
OS Grid Coordinates: 499342, 148376
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2259, -0.5787
SU 94NE GUILDFORD PORTSMOUTH ROAD
3/183 Nos 5 to 8 (consec)
Cottage row. Circa 1880 possibly by R. Norman Shaw. Red brick below on plinth to
right, where ground drops away; timber framed gable to left with whitewashed render
infill, scalloped tile hanging to first floor centre. Plain tiled roofs, half-
hipped to right. Two storeys with larger cross wing to left end. Four-square
ribbed ridge stack to centre with further stacks to re-entrant angles and corbelled
stacks to rear. Left hand gabled wing jettied on first floor with end braces and
moulded bressumer, further jetty above where gable projects on brackets with
diagonal boarding, wavy-edged bargeboards and small wrought-iron finial to gable
apex. One projecting 4-light window on corbels to first floor of wing, mullioned
and transomed 5-light window below. Right hand wing half-hipped with one mullioned
and transomed 4-light window on the first floor and one mullioned and transomed
canted bay window below under diagonal brick dentil string course. One mullioned
and transomed first floor window either side of centre, 2-light windows to angle
re-entrants. Canted oriel window on braces to ground floor left of centre, two
mullioned and transomed windows under cambered heads to right of centre. Doors to
left and right in angle re-entrants with diagonal boarding to upper panel and
chamfered surrounds - (Nos 6 and 7). Further doors to ends, that to left (No 5) in
pentice with diagonal brick eaves course. Large tile-hung gable on right hand
return front. R. Norman Shaw built a number of houses on the Portsmouth Road,
although A. Saint regards The Valley as being more likely the work of one of his
A. SAINT: R. NORMAN SHAW (YALE 1977) pp.418-9.
PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.293.
Listing NGR: SU9935248376
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