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The Tortoise House, Wotton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wotton, Surrey

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1189835

English Heritage Legacy ID: 290084

Location: Wotton, Mole Valley, Surrey, RH5

County: Surrey

District: Mole Valley

Civil Parish: Wotton

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Wotton

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

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
Grade II*.
PEVSNER: Buildings of England (1971) Surrey p.544.
LUCINDA LAMBTON: Beastly Buildings (1985) P.

Listing NGR: TQ1206046921

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