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Latitude: 51.2153 / 51°12'55"N
Longitude: -0.5334 / 0°32'0"W
OS Eastings: 502530
OS Northings: 147254
OS Grid: TQ025472
Mapcode National: GBR GF3.PZJ
Mapcode Global: VHFVN.PQW6
Entry Name: The Old Manor House
Listing Date: 21 May 1985
Last Amended: 13 December 2001
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1377758
English Heritage Legacy ID: 288349
Location: St. Martha, Guildford, Surrey, GU4
Civil Parish: St. Martha
Built-Up Area: Chilworth
Traditional County: Surrey
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey
Church of England Parish: Chilworth
Church of England Diocese: Guildford
The entry for: ST MARTHA
431/4/92 DORKING ROAD
THE OLD MANOR HOUSE
Shall be replaced by:
21-MAY-1985 DORKING ROAD
House. Early C17, dated 1609 over the porch, extended and encased in
late C19 additions, C20 extensions to right. Red and brown brick to old
part, C19 wings, tile hung above, some in fishscale pattern. Plain tiled
roofs. Two storeys. Old entrance front now to right hand side away from
road. Plinth, plat band over ground floor and corbelled eaves to shaped
gables coped with brick on edge. Large projecting gabled wing to right
with two diamond pane, leaded casement windows under cambered head on
first floor. Two larger mullioned and transomed casements to ground
floor. Lower wing at right angles to left with large staircase window,
leaded. Further shaped gabled bay set back to left with one window on
each floor. Two storey porch projecting to front right with Doric brick
pilasters to ground and first floors and rubbed brick entablatures and
segmental pediment above. Arched, keystoned door surround with impost
blocks to half glazed arched door. C20 extension to right in similar style
to main block.
New entrance front: large shaped gable to left, segmental gable over
entrance to right. First floor oriel window on braces to left - leaded
"cross" window with three panels between braces. Two ground floor
casements. Two storeyed porch to right with leaded casement to first
floor, arched keystone porch entrance flanked by Doric pilasters and
entablature above. Five fielded panel door with flanking lights under
dentilled broken pediment.
Interior: Panelled ground floor rooms. C17 iron firebacks and chalk
fire surround to former library. C17 overmantles to fireplaces, one
showing Abraham and Isaac and Judith and the head of Holofernes.
HISTORY: The house was the home of Kapitan Bouvier, the manager of the nearby Chilworth Gunpowder Works which was operated by a German company from the 1880s.
(Crocker G, A Guide to the Chilworth Gunpowder Mills, Surrey Industrial History Group, 1990; Domestic Buildings Research Group Report No 3121; Wayne Cocroft, Dangerous Energy. The archaeology of gunpowder and military explosives manufacture, Swindon (English Heritage), 2000, p. 97)
Listing NGR: TQ0253047254
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