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Painshill House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Elmbridge, Surrey

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.3317 / 51°19'54"N

Longitude: -0.4264 / 0°25'34"W

OS Eastings: 509727

OS Northings: 160351

OS Grid: TQ097603

Mapcode National: GBR 37.Z20

Mapcode Global: VHFV4.KSGH

Entry Name: Painshill House

Listing Date: 17 March 1982

Last Amended: 16 November 1984

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1030132

English Heritage Legacy ID: 286920

Location: Elmbridge, Surrey, KT11

County: Surrey

District: Elmbridge

Town: Elmbridge

Locality: Cobham & Downside

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Cobham

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

TQ 06SE BOROUGH OF ELMBRIDGE PORTSMOUTH ROAD

Cobham

4/334 Painshill House
17.3.82. (Formerly listed
under Painshill Park)

GV II*

House, now divided. Said by Harrison to have been built in 1778 by Richard Jupp for
Benjamin Bond Hopkins, altered by Decimus Burton in C19 with C19 wings. Rendered with
hipped slate roofs and multiple rendered stacks. 2 storeys over basement, rusticated
to centre, with dentilled eaves. Main block of 3 bays,centre bowed . Sash windows to
first floor, tripartite in outer bays, with flat hood surrounds to bow bay windows.
Ground floor windows to outer bays are casements, arched to central, bowed bay.
Projecting C19 porch to centre approached up a flight of 5 steps with iron rail to
left side. 6 panel door in arched recess on left side of porch with Ionic pilaster
surround, urns and roundel decoration above. Single storey wing to right, further
3 bay 2 storey wing to left breaking forward and containing additional doors.
Garden Front: Bowed outer bays through two storeys with single storey, Doric columned
loggia to centre, now glazed.
Interior: fine oval entry hall in Adam style. Stone staircase with wrought iron
balustrade and domed top light. Drawing room to centre of garden front has chimmney
breast ascribed to Flaxman.
This house, on a different site, replaced the original Panshill built for Charles
Hamilton- one of the earliest English landscape gardeners. The gardens of the
original house survive largely intact and are under restoration at the time of
re-survey.
VIEWS OF SEATS OF NOBLEMEN AND GENTLEMEN : J.P. NEALE 1824.
COUNTRY LIFE : Article 10.3.04.
VISITATIONS OF SEATS : J.B BURKE 1852
THE ENGLISH LANDSCAPE GARDEN: U.F. CLARK HARRISON
VIEWS OF SEATS 1787.


Listing NGR: TQ0972760351

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