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Description: Leigh Place
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 290248
OS Grid Reference: TQ2247147287
OS Grid Coordinates: 522471, 147287
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2117, -0.2480
There is also a scheduled monument with a similar name, Medieval Moated Site at Leigh Place, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This is probably the same structure or related to it in some way.
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LEIGH C.P. CHURCH ROAD
6/134 Leigh Place
House. C15, built by the Ardene Family, remodelled and extended in C17 by
Margaret Copeley, further extended in C18 and then part demolished and altered
in Gothic style by Richard Caffeyn Dentz in 1810. Timber framed, clad in red
brick with tiled roofs, including some courses of patterned tiles,and wooden
lantern to right of centre under lead-covered, ogee-domed roof and scrolled
weathervane finial. T-shaped plan with wing to right. Two storeys; large
front ridge stack to left of centre and offset stack to front of right hand
gable end. Part rendered plinth to ground floor with plat band over ground
floor. Offset buttresses under stone spike and ball finials to left end, either
side of entrance, to right of centre and on angles of right hand gable. Two
bargeboarded gables to front with pendant spike finials. One 3-light, triangular-
head, diamond-pane leaded casement window on first floor of each gable under
cambered heads with 4, triangular-head, light window to ground floor right, 3-light
window to left. Battlemented entrance bay breaking forward to left of centre with
triangular arch over ground floor. C17 panelled oak door with scrolled carving
and triangular transome light in strapwork surround to left of centre under
arched, lead-covered hood with pendant spike finial and stop-chamfered angles to
posts. Foiled carving to top with diamond panels in lintel ends. Right hand
return front:- whitewashed, with rendered plinth, and roughcast above. Outer, 3-
light, Gothic style windows on first floor, 2-light casement to centre; 3-light
outer casements to ground floor below. Central half-glazed door in gabled trellis
porch. Buttress to right and wooden turret with clock-face to centre of roof.
Rear - Gable to left with angle buttresses and centre stack. Parallel range to
right with C20 stack and mixed casement fenestration.
Interior:- panelled rooms to ground floor right with ribbed ceilings. Thick frame
exposed in lobby entry. Carved strapwork decoration on centre spine beam,
triangular head panelling in ground floor rooms. Stone floor and deep brick fire-
place with strapwork and lozenge-decorated lintel, palmette ends. Early C17 stair-
case with scrolled and egg shaped balusters and sturdy strapwork-decorated newel
post under sphere finial. Shallow 1/2 oval curved roof to first floor room with
moulded wall plate and Strawberry Hill style panelling on walls. The house stands
on a moated site and has associated Medieval Fishponds.
PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.342.
V.C.H. (1911) Vol. III pp.210-11.
SURREY ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTIONS VOL. II (1893) pp. 141-184 (Plans).
Listing NGR: TQ2247147287
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