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Corner House Wyvern House, Great Bookham

Description: Corner House Wyvern House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 290457

OS Grid Reference: TQ1348254595
OS Grid Coordinates: 513482, 154595
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2792, -0.3743

Location: 212 Lower Road, Dorking, Surrey KT23 3QB

Locality: Great Bookham
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT23 3QB

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Listing Text

TQ 1354 NW (west side)

7.9.51 No.1 (Corner House)
and Wyvern House


Formerly The Kings Arms, subsequently house and shop, now all offices. C16 or
C17, late C18, and C19; altered. Corner House faces Church Road; Wyvern House,
attached at the left end, and its associated rear wing, form a range along the
north side of Lower Road. Corner House is of pebble-dashed brick, painted white,
with red tiled roof. Single depth plan. Two storeys and 3 bays, symmetrical
except that all the openings are offset slightly to the left; the central doorway
has a wooden porch with 2 slender Tuscan columns and pilasters, plain frieze and
moulded cornice, and a door with 4 fielded panels; two 16-pane sashed windows
at ground floor and 3 above, all with exposed boxes. Roof swept slightly over the
eaves, and chimney at left gable. The rear has a central door, one 16-pane
sashed window on each floor, and a small 2-storey extension to the rear of the
1st bay, tile-hung at 1st floor. Interior not of special interest. Wyvern House,
forming a cross-wing at the left end, is of 3 builds, the projecting front element
being a C19 shop of one unit and 2 storeys, with a large rectangular shop
window in the front wall, under a cornice, and a sashed window above; and in
the return wall (to Lower Road) a round-headed doorway and window at ground
floor and a 4-light casement above. Next to this is one bay of 1½ storeys, of
white-painted render on brick (cladding some internal timber-framing) with a
coupled sashed window at ground floor and a large transomed 6-light casement in
a gableted ½-dormer; and beyond this, a long 2-storey range built of flint, which
has a plinth with moulded brick coping, in the centre a small blocked wagon
doorway with a timber lintel and hand-made brick quoins, a small blocked
window to the right, another at 1st floor to the left, a similar window to the
right (not blocked) and an inserted window to the right of this, all these with
similar brick surrounds. Chimney stacks on the slope of the roof near the west
end and at the east gable. The west gable wall has a doorway on each floor
(wooden steps to the upper) and a weather-boarded gable with a 6-pane fixed
window. The rear has a high plinth, 2 doorways, and 2 casements at ground floor
and 3 above. Interior: the flint-walled range has 2 large stop-chamfered beams
at ground floor, and a common-rafter roof with 3 tie-beams and windbraces near
the east end; the shorter and lower element next to it has a wall-post and part
of a wallplate, and a common-rafter roof with purlins of large scantling.

Listing NGR: TQ1682256503

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Source: English Heritage

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