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Latitude: 51.3642 / 51°21'50"N
Longitude: -0.1684 / 0°10'6"W
OS Eastings: 527607
OS Northings: 164379
OS Grid: TQ276643
Mapcode National: GBR DD.XXR
Mapcode Global: VHGRK.1Z93
Entry Name: Hermitage or Grotto at Carshalton House
Listing Date: 16 March 1954
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1357608
English Heritage Legacy ID: 206791
Location: Sutton, London, SM5
Electoral Ward/Division: Carshalton Central
Built-Up Area: Sutton
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: Carshalton All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Southwark
Hermitage or Grotto
at Carshalton House
TQ 2764 SE 20/162 16.3.54.
Early C18, probably before 1721. One storey, ashlar. 1-3-1 openings, the centre
3 in full height projection. The outer openings are open windows with segmental
heads, band surrounds and aprons, the centre ones round-headed open doorways
with square block rustications, and vermiculated pilasters supporting a frieze
and cornice overall. The interior contains passages vaulted in stone.
The Gardens are an important early example, possibly by Charles Bridgeman, of
the landscape style with avenue drive placed off-centre from the house, naturalistic
lake and ornamental buildings. See also Watts' Views of Seats (1783), articles
by Derek R Sherborn in "Country Life" March 4, and May 27 1949; Surrey Archaeological
Collections, etc, and thesis on history of Carshalton House by a Sister of the
Daughters of the Cross.
Listing NGR: TQ2760764379
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