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Bath House and Terrace to Albury House tunnel Entrance Bath House and Terraces

A Grade II* Listed Building in Albury, Surrey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.221 / 51°13'15"N

Longitude: -0.4762 / 0°28'34"W

OS Eastings: 506514

OS Northings: 147964

OS Grid: TQ065479

Mapcode National: GBR GF6.DF5

Mapcode Global: VHFVP.PKMW

Entry Name: Bath House and Terrace to Albury House tunnel Entrance Bath House and Terraces

Listing Date: 14 June 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1029566

English Heritage Legacy ID: 288276

Location: Albury, Guildford, Surrey, GU5

County: Surrey

District: Guildford

Civil Parish: Albury

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Albury

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

TQ 04 NE Albury C.P. NEW ROAD
Albury Park

5/19 Tunnel entrance,
14.6.67 Bath house and terraces

GV II*

See also Shere C.P.

Terrace, bathhouse and tunnel entrance. 1667 - 1676 by John Evelyn for
Henry, 6th Duke of Norfolk in imitation of the grotto of Sejanus at
Posilipo near Naples. Terrace on two levels extending for a quarter of a
mile. Red brick retaining walls, circa 7 feet high. In the centre of
the upper terrace is a tunnel extending for "30 perches" into the hillside.
The entrance is set into a semi-circular brick wall with arcading containing
10 round headed niches and 2 round headed doorways, on each side of which
the terrace continues. In front of the semi circular wall is a pool with
a fountain originally dated 1666, but the head is now broken off. At the
centre of the lower terrace is the bathhouse. A brick vaulted room with
3 round headed niches on each of the north, east and west walls with
pipes to convey water from the pool above. Three bay front to south with
square keystoned windows flanking central keystoned door. Rusticated
quoined angles and brick cornice above, dated 1676 on the keystones.
Flanking stairways lead to the upper terrace with round headed niches in
walls.

PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971), p.94.
THE DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN: edited by E S De Beer (OUP 1959)


Listing NGR: TQ0651447964

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