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Latitude: 51.2105 / 51°12'37"N
Longitude: -0.3971 / 0°23'49"W
OS Eastings: 512060
OS Northings: 146921
OS Grid: TQ120469
Mapcode National: GBR HGT.2FD
Mapcode Global: VHFVR.2TFW
Entry Name: The Tortoise House, Wotton House
Listing Date: 7 February 1972
Last Amended: 7 February 1982
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1189835
English Heritage Legacy ID: 290084
Location: Wotton, Mole Valley, Surrey, RH5
District: Mole Valley
Civil Parish: Wotton
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Wotton
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
WOTTON C.P. GUILDFORD ROAD
TQ 14NW Wotton Park
4/121 The Tortoise House
7/2/72 Wotton House
Tortoise house. Circa 1820-30. Portland stone, rubblestone and brick with
wooden superstructure and tiled roof. Rectangular. Two storeys. Ionic garden
temple of four bays by two with three Ionic columns to sides and Ionic pilaster
piers to ends supporting architrave frieze and cornice. Upper storey with open
sides divided into bays by thin wooden piers with attached Corinthian pilasters.
Flat roof over with overhanging eaves. The upper floor of the house appears to
have been used as viewing platform for the tortoises which lived in a pool in
the front of the temple. Now in ruinous and near roofless condition. One of
the items mentioned in the Gardens of Wotton House included in the "Register of
Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England: Part 40 Surrey" at
PEVSNER: Buildings of England (1971) Surrey p.544.
LUCINDA LAMBTON: Beastly Buildings (1985) P.
Listing NGR: TQ1206046921
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