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Vernon House, Farnham

Description: Vernon House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 26 April 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 444388

OS Grid Reference: SU8367346711
OS Grid Coordinates: 483673, 146711
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2135, -0.8034

Location: West Street, Farnham, Surrey GU9 7DR

Locality: Farnham
Local Authority: Waverley Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: GU9 7DR

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Listing Text

(South East side)
No. 28 (Vernon House)

SU 8346 NE 5/81 26.4.50

C16 altered C18 and later. U-shaped street front of 2 storeys. Rendered. Projecting plinth. Plain wall face carried up to parapet with stone soping. Hipped old tile roof. Flanking wings, shortened in C18, each with 2 windows on 1st floor, 2 windows on ground floor. In centre wing, 3 windows and 1 small window above; 2 windows and 1 small window below. 6-panel central door with panel reveal and doorcase of fluted Doric engaged columns, entablature broken forward over columns and pediment. One segemtnal stone doorstep. 2 cast lead rainwater heads in angles with date of 1727 probably indicate completion of rebuilding of courtyard, new windows and doors. Original C16 stepped brick chimneys on west side of west wing. The south front unsymmetrical with 2-storey segmental bow to left hand. Charles I slept here at Vernon House on his way to trial, 20th December 1648 (plaque on west wing). Within, walls are partly panelled in oak. C16 to C17 tempera wall painting in upper North-West room. (See N Temple, "Farnham Buildings and People" Page 153).

Nos 18, 37, 43, 45 and all the listed buildings on the couth-east side from Nos 19 to 46 (consec) (including wrought iron screen before Vernon House), form a group.

Listing NGR: SU8366246715

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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