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Quadrangle and Attached Garden Walls to South and East, Godalming

Description: Quadrangle and Attached Garden Walls to South and East

Grade: II
Date Listed: 16 November 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 291378

OS Grid Reference: SU9812042798
OS Grid Coordinates: 498120, 142798
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1760, -0.5977

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

(south side)
2/102 Quadrangle and attached
garden walls to south
16.11.88 and east(formerly listed
as walls to south west)
- II

Potting sheds and garden outbuildings to Munstead Wood (q.v. Busbridge CP, item
106), now house and outbuildings, with attached garden walls. Dated 1891 and
1901, by E Lutyens for Gertrude Jekyll; converted to house 1950s. Bargate
rubblestone brought to course, weatherboard, and tile-hung; plain tile roofs.
Courtyard plan open at north-east corner with wall attached to south-west corner
approx 25 metres in length, and by gateway to north-east corner, running along-
side Heath Lane for approx 20 metres. One storey, part with attic, and 2
storeys. Board doors with wooden lintels; windows wood-framed and mullioned
mostly with rectangular-leaded casements; hipped-roofed dormers. Courtyard
elevations:- main cross-range (south range) is a barn-like building, now part of
house, of weatherboard, 1 storey, with double door on right, two small-pane
windows to left, pump set against wall with lead spout and wooden handle, roof
hipped to left. Range projecting on right (east range), now house, one storey
with attic, is tile-hung on left where formerly it was open-fronted and had a
double door, now with one window; the rest is of rubblestone with, at right end,
wide entrance with curved timber lintel to canted internal porch having door on
left and datestone "GJ 1909"; to left of porch, tall cross-window rising as
dormer with a small window to left, an inserted stone-lintelled 3-light window
further left and beyond that a dormer. Range projecting on left (west range) is
a barn-like building of weatherboard, 2 storeys, having central and end
doorways, that on left to internal porch and between this and central door a
window; on 1st floor a former doorway to left, now window rising as dormer, with
a long window below eaves to right, another dormer further right and an 8-pane,
2-light casement window beyond; rainwater head on right dated "GJ 1891"; roof
half-hipped with end stacks. Closing courtyard on north side is small, weather-
boarded outbuilding with gabled roof. Rear elevations: east range (along Heath
Road) has 5 stone-lintelled windows with door between right-hand windows and
another to gable end of south range. At left end is gateway and then tall
rubblestone wall with domed top. West range: flight of stone steps up to
lst-floor door with arch under landing; long 1st-floor windows; garden wall
projecting from left (south-west) end ramps up over archway at end nearest
building. North range: a round-arched doorway to "mushroom shed" with water
tank over. The item is important in being part of the group of buildings at
Munstead Wood designed by Lutyens, and particularly in its function as Gertrude
Jekyll's potting shed, since it was as a gardener that Miss Jekyll made her
name. The garden is listed Grade I in the Register of Parks and Gardens of
Special Historic Interest (Part 40, Surrey). Waverley Borough Council, Lutyens
in Waverley.

Listing NGR: SU9812042798

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Source: English Heritage

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