Description: Millmead House
Date Listed: 3 May 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 291262
OS Grid Reference: TQ0070944807
OS Grid Coordinates: 500709, 144807
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1936, -0.5601
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TQ 04SW BRAMLEY C.P. SNOWDENHAM LANE
5/64 Millmead House
Small "Country House". 1904-7 by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Gertrude Jekyll, in mixed
Vernacular and Early Georgian classical styles. Coursed and part snecked Bargate
sandstone with red brick quoins and dressings, some tile-on-edge decorations over
windows and to the eaves, plain tiled roofs, some hipped, sweeping down to eaves
and hipped out over dormers. L-shaped plan with long wing to left and shorter
range to end of forecourt on right. Range to left single storey with attics under
two hipped roof dormers with 4-light leaded casement windows. Square ridge stack
to left, smaller stack to right and further stack at junction of two ranges.
Staggered eaves line with brick-edged break projecting to left end. One small
two-light window in break, and two larger 4-light windows to right, each under
dormers above, with window between under projecting eaves. Entrance range to
right:- Two storeys and attic under hipped roof, leaded casement dormer.
Rusticated brick quoins to ends, brick plat band over tall first floor and moulded
brick eaves. Two brick dressed, two-light leaded,casement windows to first floor.
Door of six panels to centre of ground floor in fine ashlar pedimented surround
with scroll brackets. Right hand return front:- Wood framed "Arbor" with lintels
set into main wall and resting on wooden columns on pedestals set in wall recesses.
Rear:- Two storeys with attics under two hipped roof, leaded casement dormers with
panelled end stacks. Rusticated brick quoins to ends and on pilaster piers
supporting central segmental open pediment. Plat band over tall ground floor,
with four first floor casements tucked under eaves. Four large "cross" windows to
ground floor with segmental keystoned heads and linking impost bands. Double case-
ment doors to centre of first floor under keystoned head with iron-railed balcony on
brackets, dropping through plat band. Tall double casement doors to centre of ground
floor. House set in garden designed by G. Jekyll.
PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.118.
L. WEAVER: HOUSES AND GARDENS BY E. L. LUTYENS (1913)
Listing NGR: TQ0070944807
Source: English Heritage
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