Description: Great Fosters
Date Listed: 11 July 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 289755
OS Grid Reference: TQ0130569674
OS Grid Coordinates: 501305, 169674
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4170, -0.5446
TQ 06 NW EGHAM STROUDE ROAD
4/77A Great Fosters
Large house now used as hotel, circa 1550-1600. Red brick with stone dressings,
clay tile roofs. Carefully restored and altered. Mainly three storeys.
Entrance front: Centre bay contains porch and two storeys over with gable end.
Octagonal buttress towers at corners terminating in a finial, with similar
finial on apex of gable. Doorcase semicircular headed, with fluted Doric
pilasters on pedestals. The entablature with triglyphs is taken round the porch
as a band course. First floor, eight-light leaded casement with similar three-
light casement on second floor. Between entablature and first floor cill, pair
of pilasters enclosing coat of arms with strapwork motifs at sides. At each
end a shallow projecting three storey wing with gables and pinnacles and with
similar gables between wings. West wing: Ground floor, 14-light casement.
First floor 10-light casement, second floor 4-light casement. In recess to left
is on ground floor 8-light, first floor 8-light and second floor 4-light case-
ments. East wing: Ground and first floors splay sided bay window with 2-light
casement in splays and 8-light casement in front. Bay window capped by a
pierced balustrade of woven strapwork ornament. Second floor 4-light casements.
Three similar windows in recess to right. To right of main facade, four storey
wing with four windows. To right, two storey wing with two windows. Hexagonal
lantern with ogee lead roof and wrought iron weathervane. Corner pilasters and
two light leaded casement window in each side. Single and multiple groups of
brick diagonal chimney stacks with moulded brick corners and oversailing
cappings. To west of main building a complex of two and single storey wings.
Garden elevation of complex of some ten different facets with gables, mainly
of three storeys. Stone casement windows, bays etc all as details of front
elevation. Interior: Entrance hall, three bays fully panelled. In west bay
carved wood fireplace, Composite columns, flat entablature supporting four
recesses with ornate carving and figures. Centre bay has full height bay window
with stone transoms and mullions and leaded lights. East bay plain panelling.
All ceilings have a heavy relief strapwork pattern. In centre bay a massive
entrance door with porch. Full height linen fold panelling and ceiling of
square wood panels. Stone door case and four centred arch with Tudor rose and
Portcullis in spandrels. Stone paving. PEVSNER: Surrey Page 226.
Listing NGR: TQ0130569674
Source: English Heritage
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