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Greenside, Englefield Green

Description: Greenside

Grade: DL
Date Listed: 1 February 1988
Date Delisted: 05 May 2006
English Heritage Building ID: 289826

OS Grid Reference: SU9770668129
OS Grid Coordinates: 497706, 168129
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4038, -0.5967

Location: Chestnut Avenue, Virginia Water, Surrey GU25 4JS

Locality: Englefield Green
Local Authority: Runnymede Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU25 4JS

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Listing Text

The following building was delisted on 5th May 2006


(East side)


House. Completed 1937, added to and altered mid-late C20. By Connell, Ward and
Lucas. For Williamson Noble (the Queen's surgeon). Concrete painted white, with blue-painted metal bands; some brick. Rectangular plan of 3 storeys, top storey of smaller floor area and surrounded by terrace; irregular 3 x 2 bays. In Inter-national style. Glazing mostly continuous with metal frames and glazing bars, casement windows and blue-painted metal sills. Entrance front: dominated by near-central, cantilevered, full-height glazed stair tower with vertical and horizontal glazing bars. Wide bay to left has entrance: door of 3 raised and fielded panels with glass-block panel on right protected by flat-roofed canopy supported by curving, tessellated side-wall (on left); wide window on left has horizontal glazing bars, deep sill, and lintel band which continues across porch; to left again, former recess, below cantilevered corner sympathetically infilled and almost in line with front wall having glass-block panel in brick wall. To right of stair tower, former garage, now part of house, with glass-block panel in brick wall. Continuous glazing to 1st floor and to 2nd floor, which is recessed either side of stair tower and partially concealed by the terrace wall; single-flue stack to left. Band across flat roof which oversails at either side to full width of house and is supported on slender circular columns. Sympathetically added single-storey bay on right with brick walling, glass-block panel and oversailing flat roof.

Rear (garden front): horizontal emphasis given by the horizontal as well as vertical glazing bars to the continuous windows. Ground floor recessed, apart from central, full-height, dining-room window which has glazed door in left return; left bay of brick with later smaller, window. 1st floor: central cantilevered, full-height, former living-room window; flanking windows under canopy which has continuous band. 2nd floor, under oversailing roof, has door to left and, to right, formerly open-fronted recess with round window in rear wall now fronted by double-glazing; stack to right corner.

Left return: right bay of brick; recessed door between bays.

Interior: dog-leg stair has solid-wall balustrade with mahogany hand rail; mahogany and glass partitions between hall and dining-room and 1st-floor landing and former living-room (now bedroom), the former altered; some of the internal partition walls have curved ends.

The house, formerly called "Bracken", was planned originally to have dining-room,
kitchen, maid's room and garage on ground floor; living-room, 5 bedrooms and 2
bathrooms on 1st floor; and 2 bedrooms and a bathroom on 2nd floor.

J Gould, Modern Houses in Britain, 1919-1939 (1979).

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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