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Description: Merry Hall
Date Listed: 2 April 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 290387
OS Grid Reference: TQ1774158044
OS Grid Coordinates: 517741, 158044
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3093, -0.3122
ASHTEAD AGATES LANE
TQ/15/NE (east side)
2.4.70 Merry Hall
House. Probably later C18 (chimney at rear inscribed 1788); altered and enlarged.
Red brick in Flemish bond, slate roof. Rectangular double-depth plan with
addition at left end and rear wing to this. The principal element is 2 storeys and
4 bays, with basement and attic: the high basement, treated as a chamfered
plinth, has a 2-light casement window in the 4th bay; the ground floor has a
doorway (up 6 steps protected by stick-baluster railings) offset left of centre,
with a wooden open-pedimented doorcase composed of fluted Tuscan pilasters
with triglyph entablatures, and 8-panel door (top panels now glazed) under a
semi-elliptical fanlight with keyed surround (glazing altered); both floors have
four 12-pane unhorned sashed windows with exposed boxes and gauged brick
heads, but those at 1st floor are irregularly disposed, with one over the door and
one placed centrally to the left. Bracketed wooden eaves cornice. Hipped roof
with 2 flat-roofed dormers which have 6-pane horned sashes. Side-wall chimney
to the right. Attached at the left end is a late C19 2-bay addition which has
tripartite sashes on both floors, a matching cornice, and hipped roof with 2
chimneys on the front slope. The right-hand return wall has one window on each
floor to the rear, matching those at the front. The rear has inter alia 2
extruded chimney stacks (that on the left with "1788" inscribed on a brick above
eaves level), a sashed stairwindow, and 2 dormers in the roof; and a small
conservatory and single-storey outbuilding are attached to the rear wing.
Interior: altered, but contains open-well staircase with stick balusters, and cellar
with wine bins.
Listing NGR: TQ1774158044
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Source: English Heritage
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