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Latitude: 51.4423 / 51°26'32"N
Longitude: -0.5773 / 0°34'38"W
OS Eastings: 498974
OS Northings: 172436
OS Grid: SU989724
Mapcode National: GBR F90.JW2
Mapcode Global: VHFTN.Y05N
Entry Name: Features of Formal Garden to South West of Ridgemead
Listing Date: 26 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1028902
English Heritage Legacy ID: 289820
Location: Runnymede, Surrey, TW20
District Council Ward: Englefield Green West
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Englefield Green
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
0/D EGHAM U.D. RIDGEMEAD ROAD
(north side, off)
Features of formal garden
to south-west of Ridgemead
Features of formal garden at Ridgemead comprising terraces, pavilion, colonnades,
paving, walls, retaining walls, steps, swimming pool and urns. C1938 (date Ridgemead
(q.v.) was completed) by Robert Lutyens for Captain Woolf Barneto. Ashlar, brick,
tile, concrete swimming pool, pantile pavilion roofs. Terrace with sunken pools in
front of house and sunken garden on its south-east terminating at south-west end in
pavilions with colannades either side, flanking open north-east end of brick-walled
garden which gives on to sunk rose garden on south-east and swimming pool on
south-west. The rectangular north-western upper terrace has moulded, sunken centre
with 3 interlinked pools, the one nearest house grassed over. The sunken garden to
its south-east has stone coped brick retaining walls and a broad flight of stone steps
at each end. The pavilions of white-painted brick with ashlar dressings, are square
on plan and mirror the pavilions attached to the house (q.v.); they have 8-panel doors
in stone architraves facing house and lunette with radial glazing bars to return;
moulded bands below 2 offset stages; hipped swept roofs. Colonnades have square-section
tile piers on stone plinths supporting cambered-topped timber lintels (some now gone).
South-western walled garden has brick walls approx. 1 metre high and formerly
surrounded by 3 tiers of semi-circular tiles below stone cornice, now gone from all but
south-western section; end wall ramps down to central entrance; side walls have brick
piers flanking central entrance to rose garden and swimming pool area; at north-eastern
end 2 large, bulbons, earthenware urns on tile plinths. Sunken rose garden has brick
retaining walls with falt stone coping and broad, shallow stone steps on 3 sides down
to flagged terrace with rose beds and cetral urn, as before. Concrete lined sunken
swimming pool has fountain at one end and wooden stands to former diving boards at other.
Included for group value.
C Hussey, "Ridgemead - Englefield Green", Country Life, 10 February 1940, pp 144-148
and 17 February, pp 172-176.
Listing NGR: SU9897472436
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