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Coombe Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Coombe Hill, London

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Latitude: 51.4166 / 51°24'59"N

Longitude: -0.2539 / 0°15'13"W

OS Eastings: 521519

OS Northings: 170062

OS Grid: TQ215700

Mapcode National: GBR 9S.DPJ

Mapcode Global: VHGR9.KN4F

Entry Name: Coombe Cottage

Listing Date: 30 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1358457

English Heritage Legacy ID: 203205

Location: Kingston upon Thames, London, KT2

County: London

District: Kingston upon Thames

Electoral Ward/Division: Coombe Hill

Built-Up Area: Kingston upon Thames

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: New Malden and Coombe Christ Church and St John

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Listing Text

(east side)

2/51 No. 187 (Coombe Cottage)


House, now offices. Built 1863 and extended 1870-4 by George Devey
for E. C. Baring, the banker. Red brick with purple brick diaper work;
weatherboarded gables; gabled Welsh slate roof; brick stacks. Pictur-
esque neo-vernacular style. Asymmetrical plan and 2-storey elevations.
Main west elevation has 3-stage tower with staircase projection to
right; flat brick arches over casement windows; moulded brick cornice
and battlemented parapet. To front of this tower is a half-glazed
door set in moulded basket-arched architrave, and porch with wood
mullions to glazed panels, a coved pilaster cornice, and a parapet
with late C17-style balustrade. To left of porch are 4 asymmetrically-
planned gabled projections which, from nearest to the porch, have
quatrefoil gable light, square bay window with double-gabled roof,
and, finally, a square bay window; 3 gables nearest porch have weather-
boarding, all have bargeboards and wood-mullioned and transomed windows,
and gable to left has segmental brick tympanum arches over openings.
Range in neo-Tudor style to right of porch, with 2-storey bays facing
west and east and 5 bay south elevation with gabled fronts to east
and west cross wings, all with label moulds over chamfered stone-
mullioned windows. East elevation has 4 gables to centre, with barge-
boards, weatherboarded upper gables, and weatherboarded jettied first
floor to right with chamfered wood quoin blocks; splayed oriel window
with similar treatment to left; flat brick arches over wood-mullioned
and transomed casements. Short brick screen wall with keystone to
elliptical-arched doorway connects multi-gabled range to 4-stage tower
on right, which has similar casement windows having moulded brick
string courses and cornice, and similar shaped floating cornices over
ground and first-floor windows. Interior noted as having original
Devey doors, panelling and staircase. This house is one of Devey's
earliest commissions and its early use of the neo-vernacular style
anticipates the later work of Shaw and Webb.

(M. Girouard, The Victorian Country House, 1971, pp. 178, 197).

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Listing NGR: TQ2151970062

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