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Monkton House

A Grade II Listed Building in West Dean, West Sussex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.95 / 50°57'0"N

Longitude: -0.8193 / 0°49'9"W

OS Eastings: 483038

OS Northings: 117394

OS Grid: SU830173

Mapcode National: GBR DFC.9PS

Mapcode Global: FRA 965L.NN0

Entry Name: Monkton House

Listing Date: 20 September 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1026127

English Heritage Legacy ID: 301453

Location: West Dean, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18

County: West Sussex

District: Chichester

Civil Parish: West Dean

Traditional County: Sussex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Sussex

Church of England Parish: East Dean, Singleton and West Dean

Church of England Diocese: Chichester

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Listing Text

WEST DEAN
SU 81 NW
2/246 Monkton House
20.9.85
- II

Substantial detached house. 1902. Designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens. External
and internal alterations made in the 1930s for Edward James by Kit Nicholson
and Hugh Casson with the help of Salvador Dali. Brick partly stuccoed; poly-
chrome glazed tiles to hipped roof. Two storeys. South-west front of 5 main
bays, the centre 3 recessed, of brick with some weatherboarding and with
sleeping galleries to first floor, supported upon Lutyens' stacked tile Ionic
columns, Loggia balustrades with carved plumes. Outer bays stuccoed square
headed windows flushed frame, central windows architraved; upstairs windows
to outer bays with aprons treated as hanging drapery; plate glass. 4 pairs
of spindly palm tree columns rising through ground and first floors flanking
projecting bays and carrying drain pipes. These are said to come from the
Pantheon in Oxford Street which was demolished at that time. Pointed stuc-
coed chimneys, one with clock face, one with inset mirror. Other facades
also of architectural interest. The rear elevation has strip pilasters in
the Adam style which may come from the Adelphi which was demolished at that
time. Interior retains entire Nicholson/Casson/Dali decorative scheme,
including curved staircase, wall fabrics and capitonné wall coverings, domed
alabaster bathroom, furniture, etc. A rare survival. Country Life 12.9.1985.


Listing NGR: SU8303817394

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