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Walled Garden Approximately 75 Metres West of House at Polesden Lacey, Great Bookham

Description: Walled Garden Approximately 75 Metres West of House at Polesden Lacey

Grade: II
Date Listed: 24 August 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 290450

OS Grid Reference: TQ1342552214
OS Grid Coordinates: 513425, 152214
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2578, -0.3759

Location: Dorking, Surrey RH5 6BB

Locality: Great Bookham
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: RH5 6BB

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Listing Text

TQ 15 SW

5/62 Walled garden approx 75
metres west of house at
Polesden Lacey


Walled garden. Probably C19. Red brick in Flemish bond, with rendered coping.
Rectangular plan approximately 70 x 40 metres on east-west axis. The wall on the
north side, formerly the rear wall of greenhouses, is approximately 4 metres high
and has a central entrance through the base of a square 2-stage water tower which
has corner pilasters and round-headed doorway with tile voussoirs; the other walls
are approximately 3 metres high, each ramped down in the centre to a gateway with
square piers surmounted by urns, and ornamental wrought-iron gates. The south
wall also has similar intermediate piers, and a westward continuation approxi-
mately 40 metres long, its north face of flint with brick bands (and furnished
with ledges and holes for rock plants), a central gateway like the others, and a
circular "window" in the centre of each side length.

Listing NGR: TQ1342552214

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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