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Garden Walls at North West End of Garden to Munstead, Godalming

Description: Garden Walls at North West End of Garden to Munstead

Grade: II
Date Listed: 1 February 1991
English Heritage Building ID: 291377

OS Grid Reference: SU9813542772
OS Grid Coordinates: 498135, 142772
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1758, -0.5975

Location: Heath Lane, Godalming, Surrey GU7 1UN

Locality: Godalming
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU7 1UN

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Listing Text

SU 94 SE
(south side, off)
Garden walls at north-
west end of garden to
Munstead Wood

Garden walls. Late C19 for Gertrude Jekyll. Bargate rubblestone. Tall main
wall crosses garden from south-west (Brighton Road) to north-east; near its
south-western end a spur wall runs to the south-east; on its north-west side
another, lower, wall runs from it in a north-easterly direction (towards
Heath Lane); half-way along this spur wall another low wall links it back to the
main wall, so forming a triangular enclosed garden. The main wall is approx 4
metres high with domed oversailing coping; near its centre it ramps up over a
round-arched entrance with a nail-studded, iron hinged, board door, on the
south-west side the entrance being set in a pent-roofed projection; the spur
wall which runs to the south-east is similar, with a round-arched entrance; C20
greenhouse and brick shed attached to walling at south-west end not of special
interest. The north-easterly-running spur wall and the wall which links this to
the main wall are approx. 1 metre high, the former having 2 gateways in it and
the latter one. This walling formed part of Gertrude Jekyll's garden at
Munstead Wood (q.v. Busbridge Parish), the garden being listed as grade I in the
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England (part 40,
J Brown, Gardens of a Golden Afternoon (1982) pp. 35-41.
G Jekyll and L Weaver, Gardens For Small Country Houses, (1912) plan on p.38.

Listing NGR: SU9813542772

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Source: English Heritage

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