PEPER HAROW HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1044443
Date first listed:
09-Mar-1960
Date of most recent amendment:
02-Jan-1986
Statutory Address:
PEPER HAROW HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address:
PEPER HAROW HOUSE

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Surrey
District:
Waverley (District Authority)
Parish:
Peper Harow
National Grid Reference:
SU9357043904

Details

SU 94 SW 5/75 9/3/60

PEPER HAROW C.P. PEPER HAROW PARK Peper Harow House (formerly listed as Peper Harow Mansion) I

Country House, now an approved school. Designed 1765-8 by Sir William Chambers for the Third Viscount Middleton, completed by the Fourth Viscount in 1775-7. North porch added in 1843 by C. R. Cockerell, third storey and north wing added in 1913 by the First Earl of Middleton.

Yellow stock brick with stone window dressings, balustraded parapet and rusticated angle quoins. Roofs obscured by parapets but probably low pitch, hipped slate. Original house:cube of 5 by 7 bays, wing to right. Entrance front:- Two storeys over basement with attic over stone cornice. Balustraded parapet, brick parapet raised higher over originally central 3 bays, which project slightly. 4 pilaster strips to parapet with crowning urns and central cartouche. Five 16-pane glazing-bar sash windows to attic floor, four 12-pane glazing bar sash windows to first floor. Two "Venetian" windows to ground floor with projecting entablatures over side lights. Glazing bar sash windows left and right of centre flanking a two storey stone porch with balustraded parapet above.One first floor window on porch in between angle pilasters. Doric columns to ground floor with triglyph frieze. Coronets and rosettes to metopes of cornice frieze, arched windows to sides. Double doors of four fielded panels with projecting hood over console brackets. 3 bay C20 range to right with three windows on first and attic floors, one Venetian window to ground floor. Single storey service wing to right.

Left hand return front (South): 7 bays with quoined angles. Architrave surrounds to first floor windows, glazing bar sash windows to ground floor under architrave hoods. In the centre of the roof balustrade is a cartouche with human figure supporters dressed in armour. Garden front (West):- Central three bays project under brick parapet with crowning urns, balustraded parapet to flanking bays. Five glazing bar sash windows to each floor, Venetian windows to outer bays of ground floor. Central three windows to ground floor under projecting hoods, centre window pedimented. Interior:- Hall - 6 doorways, doors of fielded panels in egg and dart mouldings. Adam style fireplace, marble, with festoons etc. Ox skulls and drapery swags with three portrait medallions to chimney breast. Simple iron staircase, top lit by lunettes in narrow wall. Two plaster ceilings by Chambers, to south east and south west corner rooms with fine chimney pieces designed by Chambers and carved by Wilton. Drawing Room ceiling oval with Greek key and entwined rose pattern. Painting on dining room ceiling possibly by Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin.

PEVSNER: Buildings of England, Surrey (1971) p.408.

Listing NGR: SU9357043904

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
291584
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, Nairn, I Rev. by Cherry, The Buildings of England: Surrey, (1971), 408

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 03 May 2003
Reference: IOE01/10661/26
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