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St Catherines Picards Manor, Guildford

Description: St Catherines Picards Manor

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 May 1953
English Heritage Building ID: 289092

OS Grid Reference: SU9910848374
OS Grid Coordinates: 499108, 148374
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2260, -0.5821

Location: 1 Chestnut Avenue, Guildford GU1 3XQ

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

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Listing Text

(North Side)
St Catherines
3/225 Picards Manor


House. Mid-late C16 with C18 extension to right and late C19 extensions to left.
Timber framed, clad in galleted sandstone blocks to front centre and right with a
red brick quoins and dressings; rubblestone to rear with some frame exposed and
some tile hanging. Plain tiled roofs, parallel ranges to right, gabled to left
and around a central well to centre. Entrance front to rear facing garden with
original house forming the centre block. Two storeys and attics with three hipped
roof diamond-pane leaded casement dormers to centre. Large square corbelled stack
behind to right of centre and further cross ridge stacks to ends. Gable end to
left with one 4-light diamond-pane casement window on the first floor and one 2-
light window below. Tudor-style door to right. Centre range comprises five 2-
light first floor casement windows and one 6-light, and two 2-light windows on the
ground floor. Door to centre passage under flat hood on brackets. Range to right
with dentilled eaves, one first floor and one blocked first floor window and two
windows on the ground floor. Right hand return front:- M-shaped roof with diagonal
brick dentilled eaves. Two blocked and two cambered-head windows on the first
floor; plat band below. Rear:- Tension bracing of considerable scantling exposed.
Interiors- Butt side-purlin roof over old range, with jowled principal posts and
arched bracing. Hollow chamfered spine beam on ground floor and panelled over-
mantle to fireplace. Stone floored dining room and passage. The house was used
for a conventicle of non-conformists in August 1680 and in July 1682.

Listing NGR: SU9910848374

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Source: English Heritage

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