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The Hermitage, Great Bookham

Description: The Hermitage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 290490

OS Grid Reference: TQ1358254653
OS Grid Coordinates: 513582, 154653
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2797, -0.3729

Location: Lower Road, Dorking, Surrey KT23 4AU

Locality: Great Bookham
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT23 4AU

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Listing Text

TQ 1354 NE (south side)

7.9.51 No.193 (The Hermitage)


House. Probably late C17, with C19 additions and alterations. Hand-made brick
and some flint, mostly covered by roughcast painted white, plus some
weatherboarding at the rear; brick chimneys. Shallow U-plan formed by a 3-unit
single-depth main range with an extension at each end, and projecting wings
added to the front of both. Two storeys and 5 bays; plinth to the main range; a
2-storey flat-roofed porch in the re-entrant angle to the right with C19
hoodmoulds over both the doorway and a 12-pane sashed window above; to the
left, the ground floor has a 12-pane sashed window breaking the plinth in the
centre, with a similar hoodmould, and a canted bay window to the left of this;
the 1st floor has two 12-pane sashes. Each wing has a canted bay window at
ground floor and a 12-pane sash above. Ridge chimney and gable chimneys, all
with cornices. The rear has a ground-floor loggia supporting a weather-boarded
corridor added to the 1st floor; the ground floor has a plinth incorporating some
flint, a central doorway and two 12-pane sashes; the added upper floor has two
16-pane sashes; the 1st bay of the addition at the east end projects and has a
small segmental-headed window on each floor; the end bay has a dormer, and a
square weather-boarded outbuilding with pyramidal roof overlaps it. Interior:
altered, but the 3-bay roof of the main range has 4 sets of collar trusses, the
1st and 4th close to gable walls of modern brick, and coupled rafters with
scratched carpenter's marks; the joists are tenoned into a central purlin and
have carpenter's marks in Roman numerals. History: Fanny Burney is said to
have lived here c.1790-1800.

Listing NGR: TQ1357754648

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Source: English Heritage

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