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Description: The Thunder House and Attached Garden Wall Running Approximately 15 Metres South to Munstead Orchard
Date Listed: 11 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 291379
OS Grid Reference: SU9798942857
OS Grid Coordinates: 497989, 142857
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1766, -0.5996
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GODALMING HEATH LANE
SU 9742 & SU 94 SE
16/44 & 2/44
The Thunder House and
attached garden wall
running approx 15 metres
south to Munstead Orchard
and approx,135 metres to
to south-east to
Garden house and attached garden wall. 1895. By E Lutyens for
Gertrude Jekyll. Bargate rubblestone with brick dressings. Plain tile roof to
garden house. Garden house of triangular plan and 1-2 storeys with curving
stone stair up to viewing level on garden (south) front, on left and archways to
ground; other sides have openings now weatherboarded on west; coved eaves band
below oversailing hipped roof, the north angle of the building flanked by angled
buttresses. The garden wall has projecting rounded coping; it returns to
Munstead Orchard (q.v.) to south and the south-east along Heath Lane where it is
approx. 3 metres high and ramps down from the Thunder House and up again to
terminate in Quadrangle (q.v.,formerly Miss Jekyll's potting sheds, now house);
there is a round-arched doorway with studded board door next to the Thunder
House and a rear entrance to Munstead Orchard; other inserted entrances and
doorway next to Quadrangle. The Thunder House is situated at what was
originally the end of Miss Jekyll's garden, and was used by her to observe
thunder. The garden is listed as Grade I in the Register of Parks and Gardens
of Special Historic Interest in England (part 40, Surrey).
Waverley Borough Council, Lutyens in Waverley p.3.
Listing NGR: SU9798942857
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Source: English Heritage
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