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Peper Harow House, Peper Harow

Description: Peper Harow House

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 March 1960
English Heritage Building ID: 291584

OS Grid Reference: SU9356743929
OS Grid Coordinates: 493567, 143929
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1869, -0.6626

Location: 12 Park Avenue, Peper Harow, Surrey GU8 6BG

Locality: Peper Harow
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU8 6BG

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Listing Text


5/75 Peper Harow House (formerly
9/3/60 listed as Peper Harow Mansion)


Country House, now an approved school. Designed 1765-8 by Sir William Chambers for the Third Viscount Middleton, completed by the Fourth Viscount in 1775-7. North porch added in 1843 by C. R. Cockerell, third storey and north wing added in 1913 by the First Earl of Middleton.

Yellow stock brick with stone window dressings, balustraded parapet and rusticated angle quoins. Roofs obscured by parapets but probably low pitch, hipped slate. Original house:cube of 5 by 7 bays, wing to right.
Entrance front:- Two storeys over basement with attic over stone cornice.
Balustraded parapet, brick parapet raised higher over originally central 3 bays,
which project slightly. 4 pilaster strips to parapet with crowning urns and central cartouche. Five 16-pane glazing-bar sash windows to attic floor, four 12-pane glazing bar sash windows to first floor. Two "Venetian" windows to ground floor with projecting entablatures over side lights. Glazing bar sash windows left and right of centre flanking a two storey stone porch with balustraded parapet above.One first floor window on porch in between angle pilasters. Doric columns to ground floor with triglyph frieze. Coronets and rosettes to metopes of cornice frieze, arched windows to sides. Double doors of four fielded panels with projecting hood over console brackets. 3 bay C20 range to right with three windows on first and attic floors, one Venetian window to ground floor. Single storey service wing to right.

Left hand return front (South): 7 bays with quoined angles. Architrave surrounds to first floor windows, glazing bar sash windows to ground floor under architrave hoods. In the centre of the roof balustrade is a cartouche with human figure supporters dressed in armour.
Garden front (West):- Central three bays project under brick parapet with crowning urns, balustraded parapet to flanking bays. Five glazing bar sash windows to each floor, Venetian windows to outer bays of ground floor. Central three windows to ground floor under projecting hoods, centre window pedimented.
Interior:- Hall - 6 doorways, doors of fielded panels in egg and dart mouldings.
Adam style fireplace, marble, with festoons etc. Ox skulls and drapery swags with three portrait medallions to chimney breast. Simple iron staircase, top lit by lunettes in narrow wall. Two plaster ceilings by Chambers, to south east and south west corner rooms with fine chimney pieces designed by Chambers and carved by Wilton. Drawing Room ceiling oval with Greek key and entwined rose pattern. Painting on dining room ceiling possibly by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin.

PEVSNER: Buildings of England, Surrey (1971) p.408.

Listing NGR: SU9356743929

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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