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Description: Fulbrook House
Date Listed: 2 July 1971
English Heritage Building ID: 291516
OS Grid Reference: SU9053844596
OS Grid Coordinates: 490538, 144596
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1934, -0.7057
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SU 94SW ELSTEAD C.P. FULBROOK LANE
5/6 Fulbrook House
Country House. 1896-9 by Sir Edwin Lutyens for Gerald Streatfield, extended by
Lutyens, further extended to north in 1970's by Roderick Gradidge and altered in
1980's. Coursed and rough dressed Bargate sandstone with plain tiled roofs, swept
out over eaves and with tile hung gables. Half-H shape range to entrance front,
kitchen court to north. Tall corbelled and panelled ridge stacks scattered across
Entrance front:- Two storeys. Woodframed, leaded casement fenestration with one
four-light window to first floor and one 6-light window to ground floor of left
hand wing. Narrow "breather" in gable apex, and further ground floor casement to
left in catslide extension. Regular arrangement of windows to recessed centre
range; two 4-light windows either side of centre on the first floor, three 2-light
windows on the ground floor. Continuous casement fenestration to first floor of
right hand wing, wrapping round left corner to gable end. Polygonal turret,tile-
hung, in angle formed between projecting wing and range to right. Two angle bays,
to right hand range. Main door to centre in gabled projecting porch with 6-light
mullioned and transomed window on first floor. Lugged stone panel below the window
with diamond pattern panel and date. Round arched, stone edged,moulded entrance
with stylized keystone and impost mouldings. Shallow flight of brick steps lead
to studded panelled door.
Right hand return front:- Two storeys with outer gables and angle bays to either
side of recessed centre. Central square bay under deep eaves with flanking "flying
braces". Wood framed, leaded casement fenestration, 6-light to centre bay, turned
balusters to first floor balconies either side of centre. Single storey gabled
extensions to the east side, housing a 1970's swimming pool.
Interiors:- Lutyens first classical interior, now altered by Gradidge and others.
Ionic order piers and columns survive in the Great Hall and staircase bay. Arched
and keystoned door surrounds. Original staircase and landing with keystoned
lunette to wall.
Drawing Room:- Green and white marble lugged fireplace with gadrooning.
Dining Room:- Original panelling and famous carved brick and stone fireplace with
Breakfast Room:- Grey marble fireplace.
Grounds originally laid out by Mrs Streatfield and Gertrude Jekyll.
PEVSNER: Buildings of England, Surrey (1971) pp. 249-50.
DANIELL O'NEILL: SIR EDWIN LUTYENS: COUNTRY HOUSES (1980) pp. 37-6O, ill 12 & 13.
LAWRENCE WEAVERS HOUSES AND GARDENS BY E. L. LUTYENS (1981) pp. 21-2, ill 38, 39,
40, 41 & 42.
Listing NGR: SU9053844596
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Source: English Heritage
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