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Description: Broome Hall
Date Listed: 29 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 290173
OS Grid Reference: TQ1505542535
OS Grid Coordinates: 515055, 142535
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1705, -0.3557
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CAPEL C.P. BROOME HALL ROAD
8/64 Nos. 1 - 5 Broome
Country house, now divided. Circa 1830 for Mr Andrew Spottiswoode, extended
in late C19 for Sir Alexander Hargreaves Brown. Sandstone hlocks with ashlar
copings and dressings, slate roofs and stone stacks. Roughly rectangular plan.
Entrance front:- L-shaped with front drive. Two storeys and attics, double
wings projecting to right, shallow gabled break to left. 4 stacks to the right end and centre triple stack to left of centre. Two large gabled dormers with
two-light sashes to each under label mouldings, angle-bay below left hand
dormer, angle-bay oriel window under that to right; two, 2-light first floor windows alternating. Three mullioned and transomed windows on the ground
floor. Gabled break to left:- with attic window, oriel window on the first
floor and "cross" window below. Arched, square-panel double doors to left of centre in vaulted portico with quatrefoil panels in parapet above with central coat of arms. Moulded, chamfered, surround to 4-centre, arched entrance.
Double gable wings to right with octagonal and diagonal stacks, leaded
casement fenestration. One attic, one first floor and one ground floor
window in each gable end. Single storey conservatory range set back to left
with battlemented parapet, partly obscuring coved, glazed roof with wrought
iron railings of trefoil and foliage pattern.
Garden Front:- Older range to left. Two storeys with attics in gabled stone
dormers with corbelled eaves and diagonal spike finials to apexes. Multiple
octagonal, cross-ridge stacks. Two gabled dormers alternating with smaller,
flat-roofed dormers. 5 casement windows to first floor under label mouldings, including ashlared angle bay to right with blind tracery panels below lights. Perpendicular style Gothic 'cloister' across the ground floor with blind traceried, octagonal finials to offset buttresses which alternate with 4-
centre, arched openings with moulded and chamfered surrounds. Right hand bay glazed in. Three storey link to extensions with chamfered angle. Three-gabled dormers to right, outer two-storey angle bays below with stone-dressed,
mullioned and transomed window separated by blind-tracery arcades between
floors. Oriel window to first floor right, one window on each floor to left
of centre. Battlemented range (rear of conservatory) to right end.
W. T. PIKE (Ed.): SURREY AT THE OPENING OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (1906) p.101.
V.C.H. (1967 Edn) Vol. III p.136.
Listing NGR: TQ1505542535
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