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Description: Lowicks House Including Garden Wall
Date Listed: 3 May 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 291567
OS Grid Reference: SU8592840343
OS Grid Coordinates: 485928, 140343
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1559, -0.7727
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SU 84SE FRENSHAM C.P. SANDY LANE
4/58 Lowicks House
3/5/73 including garden wall
House. 1894 by C. A. Voysey for E. J. Horniman, extended and altered by Voysey in
1898, 1904, 1907 and 1911. Whitewashed roughcast with tall, hipped slate roofs. L-
shaped plan, wing to north later. Single storey with attics under a double row of
dormers to east and west ends.
South-East Front - battering buttresses to ends and deep eaves on thin metal
brackets with scrolled ends. Massive battering, ridge stack to right, square stack
to left. Three flat roofed, through-eaves dormers to front, flat roofed ground
floor projection with continuous casement fenestration on left end, wrapping around
the corner. Double casement doors to left, glazed door to right behind porch on 3
wooden columns, completing the ground floor projection across the whole front.
South-West Front - One flat-roofed, 5-light dormer over two, through-eaves dormers
on first floor. Glazed double doors in left hand dormer giving onto balcony formed
by the roof of a ground floor projection to left. Single storey, polygonal window
to ground floor right.
North-West Front - (former entrance front) Drip course over ground floor. Square
bay to right, single storey, and continuous through-eaves window to centre. Timber
framed hipped roof,dormer to centre, square, with a 5-light window on the front.
Half-glazed door to centre under flat hood on metal hangers. Projecting later wing
North-East Front - Now entrance. Hipped end of main house to left with two dormers
and two ground floor casement windows under drip moulding. Gable end to right with
one window on each floor. Half-glazed door to central, single storey range in arched
porch recess and under triangular dormer single storey range of service buildings to
left end of entrance front, returning to south to form garden wall. Roughcast with
tile coping and square end piers. Wall 6 feet high to northern end, 10 feet high to
southern end as the ground drops away. Arched gateways to each end with planked door
in northern door under hood and up three steps.
PEVSNER: Buildings of England, Surrey (1971) p.357.
JOHN BRANDON JONES (& OTHERS): C. F. A. VOYSEY: Architect and Designer 1857-1941 (1978)
Exhibition Catalogue pp. 33 and 45.
Listing NGR: SU8592840343
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