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The Durdans

A Grade II* Listed Building in Epsom and Ewell, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.3214 / 51°19'16"N

Longitude: -0.2681 / 0°16'5"W

OS Eastings: 520780

OS Northings: 159453

OS Grid: TQ207594

Mapcode National: GBR 94.H35

Mapcode Global: VHGRW.91MW

Entry Name: The Durdans

Listing Date: 10 January 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378221

English Heritage Legacy ID: 290627

Location: Epsom and Ewell, Surrey, KT18

County: Surrey

District: Epsom and Ewell

Town: Epsom and Ewell

Electoral Ward/Division: Woodcote

Built-Up Area: Epsom

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Epsom St Martin

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

(West Side)
The Durdans
TQ 2059 34/86 10.1.74.

1764. Architect William Newton. Altered in C19, possibly by George Devey.
Red brick. Pitched slate roof. 2 storeys. Moulded stone cornice and
balustrade. Principal front has 2 - 3 - 2 windows with C19 stone mullions
and transoms. Centre 3 bays break forward slightly. Neo-Georgian porch
in centre of ground floor. Garden front similar, but central 3 bays are
canted. End elevations have 2 ranges of windows under coped gable end,
in which is set 1 semi-circular lunette. 2 cartouches in south end.
1 reads "Chs. Dalbiac Restt. 1764 Wm. Newton Art",. and the other "SG.
Sibyllae Amicisque 1929-55". Interior retains at least 2 original chimney
pieces to Newton's designs (drawings in R I B A Collection), of which
the better has a depressed arch with a keystone, surmounted by a marble
bas-relief and flanked by detached Ionic columns. Original house was
built by Lord Berkeley in the mid C17, and its appearance suggests that
it was as advanced in taste as his more famous town house in Piccadilly.
Its subsequent owners included the 2nd Duke of Argyll (in 1708), The
Earl of Guilford (in 17ll), and Frederick, Prince of Wales. It was pulled
down and the present house built for Charles Dalbiac. In the late C19
it was the seat of the Earl of Rosebery, Prime Minister and owner of several
Derby winners.

Listing NGR: TQ2078059452

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