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The Baron's, Reigate

Description: The Baron's

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 19 October 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 289291

OS Grid Reference: TQ2554250287
OS Grid Coordinates: 525542, 150287
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2380, -0.2030

Location: Church Walk, Reigate and Banstead, Surrey RH2 0SN

Locality: Reigate
Local Authority: Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: RH2 0SN

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Listing Text

(South Side)
No 46 (The Baron's)
[formerly listed as No 20]
TQ 2550 SE 13/30 19.10.51.


This house was erected by Richard Devon in 1721 and the rainwater head had "R
Devon 1721" on it. But it is called after Frances Maseres, Cursitor Baron of
the Exchequer, who lived there from 1774-1824. He was an eccentric character
who was born during the reign of George II and who continued to the end of his
life to wear the costume of that period. It was later used as a dower house by
the Somers family when they owned Reigate Priory. Lady Henry Somerset lived here
after she had made the Priory over to her son until her death in 1921. 2 storeys
and attic. Original portion 5 windows, 3 dormers. Red Brick. Cornice and panelled
parapet. Hipped tiled roof. The centre window bay projects slightly. Windows
in moulded architrave surrounds are sashes with glazing bars. Gauged flat brick
arches above and aprons below. Door of 6 fielded panels, with patterned fanlight,
in Ionic doorcase with modillioned cornice and pediment. Good wrought iron area
railings. To the east is a recessed portion of 3 windows probably added in the
late C19, though it has the rainwater head with 1721 on it. To the east of this
is a still further recessed modern addition of 2 windows.

Listing NGR: TQ2554450287

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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