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Description: Ham Spray House
Date Listed: 30 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 310851
OS Grid Reference: SU3430963050
OS Grid Coordinates: 434309, 163050
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3655, -1.5086
HAM SPRAY ROAD
SU 36 SW
6/126 Ham Spray House
House; c1830. Stucco on brick, slate roof. Two-storey, 5 bays to garden front,
with long extension to east, the rear brick laced flint. Central door, half-
glazed with margin glazing, and large 12-pane sashes. Square cast iron porch
with raised ball rinial, remodelled from original verandah. To rear, central
bay drawn forward with wide entrance door and side lights. Wing to west
terminates in bow with 4 sashes each floor. Roof hipped with boxed eaves.
Interior: Ceiling cornices. Blue and yellow tiles in kitchen and lardar said
to be by Dora Carrington. Ham Spray House was home of Ralph Partridge and hits
first wife, Dora Carrington. Giles Lytton Strachey lived here from 1924 to his
death in 1932 following the suicide here of Dora Carrington, and wrote 'Elizabeth
and Essex', 'Portraits in Miniature', and 'Characters and Commentaries' in the
first floor library which still retains fireplace tiles with his monogram, a
painting of an owl on a book, and false bookcase with bookspines of books with
humorous titles. An important monument of the Bloomsbury Set.
Listing NGR: SU3430963050
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Source: English Heritage
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