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The Salt Box, Fetcham

Description: The Salt Box

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 November 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 290443

OS Grid Reference: TQ1492755789
OS Grid Coordinates: 514927, 155789
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2896, -0.3532

Location: 1 The Old Street, Fetcham KT23 4AH

Locality: Fetcham
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT23 4AH

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Listing Text

TQ/15/NW (north side)

23.11.73 The Salt Box


Small house. c.1700; altered and enlarged in 1924. Handmade red brick in
Flemish bond, red tile roof. Two-unit plan, now double-depth by addition to the
rear (perhaps replacing a smaller rear extension). Two storeys and 3 bays, with
cellar and attic; the symmetrical facade has a gabled centre breaking forwards
slightly, a plinth, and a 3-course band to each bay; an added gabled porch in
matching style and materials, with a board door and a lunette above; 2 windows
at ground floor and 3 above, all with gauged brick heads, those at 1st floor with
recessed panels below the sills, and all furnished with C18 12-pane sashes which
have very thick glazing bars and are not counter-balanced (the upper leaves
dropping onto retaining catches in the frame); a central gable with an oculus,
brick coping and kneelers, and a weathervane on the apex; and at the left end
of the facade an unusual rainwater head with a prominent horizontal spout in the
centre. Both gables have brick coping with kneelers, and chimneys at the rear
corners, but the coping of the right-hand gable has a flat top run into the
chimney stack (giving a profile like a salt-box). Attached to the left return wall
is a modern conservatory, and the 1924 addition projects behind this. This rear
addition is in matching style and materials. Interior: exposed beams and joists at
ground floor (undecorated), and an exposed timber-framed partition wall to the
staircase; central doglegged staircase winding round a newel, with closed string,
square newels, and turned balusters; at 1st floor, a fireplace with bolection-
moulded wooden surround and cast-iron ducks-nest grate.

Listing NGR: TQ1492755789

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Source: English Heritage

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