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Great Burgh (Including Attached Wall, Railings, Piers, Terrace and Steps), Epsom

Description: Great Burgh (Including Attached Wall, Railings, Piers, Terrace and Steps)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 30 July 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 289598

OS Grid Reference: TQ2340358785
OS Grid Coordinates: 523403, 158785
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3148, -0.2307

Location: Claremount Close, Reigate and Banstead, Surrey KT18 5XS

Locality: Epsom
Local Authority: Reigate and Banstead Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT18 5XS

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Listing Text

The following building and item shall be added to the list;


3/106 Great Burgh
(including attached wall,
GV railings,piers,terrace,
and steps)


Large house, now Office. Built in 1912 by Ernest Newton for the Colman
family, builders Benfield and Loxley. Neo-Georgian style. Built of
flint with Bath stone dressings and Westmorland slate roof with 4 Bath
stone penlled stacks. 2 storeys 7 windows to entrance front, which is
not quite symmetrical, articulated 1:1:1:1:2:1. Entrance front has
central projecting 2 storey Bath stone porch with elaborate moulded
cornice. 1st floor 12-pane sash with keystone flanked by lion's head
masks with floral drops. Open pedimented doorcase with panel and floral
motifs with attached Ionic half-columns, round-headed doorcase with
keystone and pilasters, impost blocks, radiating fanlight and 2
3-panelled doors up 3 steps. Returns have circular windows with
keystones. The next bay to each side has 16-pane sash to 1st floor and
30-pane sash to ground floor. To right is a projecting sction under
hipped roof and 2 similar sashes. To left the next bay projects and has
a round-headed staircase window with circular window below. To extreme
left is a further projecting section of 1 bay. Attached to each side is
a low Bath stone wall with moulded parapet with 14 square Bath stone
piers with moulded cornices and iron railings incorporating Ionic
columns in that design. There are 2 massive central gate piers with
elaborate urns with flowers and wheat ears. Attached to the right hand
side is a service wing in similar style and materials, but of lower
elevation. Left side doorcase with moulded architrave, blank panel,
brackets and 2 panelled door flanked by circular window. North east
front has 4 sashes to 1st floor and ground floor has courtyard
arrangement of 2 hipped 1 storey rendered wings linked by verandah.
Garden front is symmetrical with 15 sashes, the central 9 set in walls
of Bath stone, with wings flint and Bath stone. Centre has 3 12-pane
sashes to 1st floor and 2 12-pane sashes with keystones. Central French
window with broken swans neck pediment, rectangular fanlight and double
doors. Next 3 windows each side are in 2 storey canted bays with
rusticated pilasters. 1st floor windows are 12-pane sashes and ground
floor windows 18-pane sashes in round-headed openings with keystones.
End 3 bays have 12-pane sashes with keystones to 1st floor and 18-pane
sashes to ground floor. Attached to the building in Cotswold stone
balustrading and 7 steps. South east front has 5 12-pane sashes to 1st
floor and 3 18-pane sashes to ground floor. Interior has hall with
marble Gibbs surround Venetian type entrance with Ionic columns. The
former Dining Room, now a Conference Room has Queen Anne style oak
panelling with finely carved swags and baskets of fruit. Four 6-panelled
doors with cornice of swags and blank panels above. Plastered ceiling
and oak well staircase, possibly a reconstructed C18 staircase with 3
balusters to each tread. 1 turned and 2 fluted columned, scrolled tread
ends and curved knop with column. Service staircase has stick balusters

Listing NGR: TQ2340358785

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Source: English Heritage

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