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Rowhurst, Leatherhead

Description: Rowhurst

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 7 September 1951
English Heritage Building ID: 290549

OS Grid Reference: TQ1582158602
OS Grid Coordinates: 515821, 158602
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3148, -0.3395

Location: A244, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 0EN

Locality: Leatherhead
Local Authority: Mole Valley District Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: KT22 0EN

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Listing Text

TQ/15/NE (west side, off)

7.9.51 Rowhurst


House (perhaps hunting lodge). Mid to later C16, with large C17 addition;
altered. The earlier element is timber-framed with brick nogging, the later is of
hand-made brick, and both have flint plinths and red tile roofs. Two-part plan
formed by a rectangular one-unit C16 range on a south-west/north-east axis
(with an added outshut on its north side) and a large square C17 addition to its
south-east side (the axis of the roof at right-angles to the earlier building).
Both elements are 2½-storeyed (the addition over a large cellar), with eaves of
equal height, but the very large pitched roof of the later overshadows the earlier
behind it. The wide 2-bay gabled main facade has a deep cellar wall of flint
with chamfered brick coping, and a 3-course band over each floor above (carried
round); the cellar has a doorway to the left and a 2-light brick-mullioned
window to the right (under brick relieving arches), the ground floor has a
segmental-headed doorway in the centre (probably inserted) flanked by two 3-
light windows with chamfered brick mullions, the 1st floor has two square 2-light
casements with chamfered surrounds, and the gable contains a restored oriel on
carved wooden brackets, and 2 small vertically-aligned panels in the apex. Both
side walls have 3-light mullioned cellar windows; the left side has a doorway
with chamfered surround, a little square window to the left and a 2-light
mullioned window to the right, and a 2-light casement and a 3-light mullioned
window above these; the right-hand side has a very large external chimney stack
with tiled offsets and tall rectangular flue with 2 channels, and to the rear of
this a 3-fight mullioned window at ground floor and a 2-light casement above.
The south-west (left) gable wall of the earlier range to the rear has an added
lean-to porch and a gable chimney; the north-east gable wall has exposed timber
framing, including the sill (on flint plinth), corner post, mid-rail, curved up-
braces to the tie-beam, and 2 queen-struts to the collar truss; and restored 3-
light casements on all floors including the attic. The lean-to on the north side is
almost full height and of similar materials, with a doorway at this end and a
window above. Interior: the earlier range has a large chamfered lateral beam
with joists on one side which have cavetto chamfer with tongue stops, and at
1st floor an arch-braced tie-beam with 2 queen-posts approx. 2 metres from the
south-west gable wall, suggesting a former smoke bay; the C17 addition has a
large inglenook fireplace at ground floor, and a large chamfered spine beam.
History: said to have been hunting lodge for Hampton Court Palace (reference
LDLHS History p.329).

Listing NGR: TQ1599058757

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Source: English Heritage

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