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Description: Ardon House
Date Listed: 18 June 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 291458
OS Grid Reference: SU9661843883
OS Grid Coordinates: 496618, 143883
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1860, -0.6189
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GODALMING MILL LANE
SU 9643 NE
Offices,formerly public,house previously house. Late C16 or early C17 timber-
framed building refronted c.1859 when it became a Railway Tavern. Stuccoed with
mansard slate roof, the right side elevation tile hung with bands of curved
tiles. 2 storeys and attics; 2:2:4 windows. Attic windows are triple pedi-
mented dormers. 1st floor has 1 triple casement with pediment over and apron,
central window with cornice and blank with surround identical to right side
window on the left hand side. Ground floor has curved pediment on brackets and
4-panelled door. Ground floor has 4 windows with moulded architraves. Left
side has 3-light canted bay through 2 floors and lower cement rendered wing with
tiled roof and C19 white brick extension. Interior has 1st floor rooms with
cross beams with 2 wide chamfers and lambs tongue stops, jowled posts curved tie
beams and queen post roof. Early C18 2-fielded-panel door. In the early C19
this house was the home of the naturalist and taxidermist Waring Kidd, thought
to be responsible for naming Godalming as the Valley of the Nightingales.
Listing NGR: SU9661843883
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Source: English Heritage
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