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Pippbrook (Dorking Urban Disrict Council Offices), Dorking

Description: Pippbrook (Dorking Urban Disrict Council Offices)

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 June 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 289948

OS Grid Reference: TQ1701049924
OS Grid Coordinates: 517010, 149924
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2365, -0.3253

Location: Deepdene Avenue, Dorking, Surrey RH4 1JA

Locality: Dorking
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: RH4 1JA

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Listing Text

(Dorking Urban District
Council Offices)
TQ 1649 NE 2/241
1856. Architect, Sir George Gilbert Scott. 2 storeys and basement. Stone,
ashlar and cement rendering. On south side, east-west wing in 2 sections with
central north-south wing with attic projecting forward at the front. String
course and parapet. 7 windows. Towards the centre, gabled bay with attic
window; below and projecting through ground and 1st floors, square bay of 8
lights with trefoil heads grouped in pairs and separated by slender shafts
with small capitals (plain shafts in ground floor below); decorated spandrels
above each window head. To west of this, recessed east-west wing with 2 window
bays. To east of this east-west wing of 3 window bays in recession. Each window
of 2 lights with trefoil heads, separated by a mullion; upper window with flat
trefoil heads; transom; paterae over; all set in a pointed arch. 4 steps leading
up to a prostyle porch with parapet over. Moulded trefoil arch supported by
slender columns; buttresses on corners; 2 pierced quatrefoils over. Parapet
with pierced trefoil arches. Beyond this to the east a 4th window bay projecting
forward (3 light with flat cusped heads). 5th windowless bay beyond this in
recession. On north side: 11 window bays.
Projection of billiard room: 3 window bays in width, projecting to a depth
of 6 window bays. Windows of 2 lights with trefoil heads separated by columns,
each with a pierced quatrefoil over, set in pointed arches. Each window bay
flanked by buttresses. Windows in east-west wing behind with flat arches;
each window of 2 lights in 2 tiers with flat cusped lights; gable in centre.
5 windows to east and 3 to west. Windows in west of 2 lights with cusped heads,
2 eastermost bays projecting slightly forward. 3 storeys at western end; otherwise
2 storeys. Photographs in NMR.

Listing NGR: TQ1706650021

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Source: English Heritage

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