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Hermitage or Grotto at Carshalton House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Carshalton Central, London

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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

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1357608

English Heritage Legacy ID: 206791

Location: Sutton, London, SM5

County: London

District: Sutton

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

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Listing Text

(North-West Side)
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.
General note:
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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