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SU 96782 44977


GODALMING FRITH HILL ROAD SU 94 SE (west side) 2/99 The Red House 23.2.70 - II*

House. 1899. By Edwin Lutyens. For Rev W H Evans. Red brick in Flemish bond; plain tile roof. Square on plan, built around central stair and into hill slope giving 2 storeys on north-east (entrance) elevation, 3 storeys on returns and 4 storeys on south-west (garden) elevation. 4 x 3 bays. Leaded-light windows with wood frames and mullions; corniced multiple flue stacks. Principal, garden (south-west), elevation: bay 1 narrow with 2-light window to 1st and 2nd floors. Bay 3 wide with round-arched board door on right of lowest floor (into garden room); window of 4 lights to left on ground floor, 6 lights with tile dripmould to 1st floor, 2 lights with dripmould on right between 1st and 2nd floors and 6 lights to 2nd floor. Projecting, polygonal, asymmetrical towers to bays 2 and 4, that on right having 2-light window to lowest floor and continuous windows above wrapping round corners; that on right having, on ground floor, 2 lights returned from window on left return, and continuous windows above. Stacks at ends and between bays 1 and 2. Rear (entrance) elevation: flight of brick steps down to central panelled door with side-lights under bracketed canopy with a 2-light window either side and 4 above, all with tile dripmoulds; parapet with cyma-moulded coping; hipped roof with tall end stacks. South-east return: central bay has doorways to both ground and 1st floors: on ground floor the door is fronted by triple-chamfered segmental-arched porch with splayed reveals and parapet on which stand columns supporting the hipped roof porch which protects the two lst-floor doors; brick steps rise from the lower porch to the upper porch; the doors are all I-glazed with small-pane glazing; the lower door has a side-light; on 1st floor the left door has a 2-light side-light, the right door has a 3-light window to right; on 2nd floor a window of 4 lights to left, 3 lights to right, slightly stepped down. To left of porch is broad external stack with offset near top; similarly offset, lateral stack at right corner. Left bay has a 2-light window on each floor including one to lower ground floor which has a moulded brick surround and mullion and timber lintel; on left are the ends of the wrap-around tower windows; panelled parapet. North-west return: central board door; asymmetrically-placed windows, mostly of 4 lights, some with elliptical relieving arches with tiled tympana; 4-bay outbuilding range projecting on right with 2 board doors and 3-light windows. Interior: the major feature is the central, open-well, wooden stair, with closed string, diagonally-set balusters, square newels with vase type finials and traces of original leaf-trail painting on handrail; stair lit by coved top light with columns supporting cornice. South-east side has principal rooms, that on ground floor having wide chimney-piece with giant, tripartite keystone and side pilasters to fireplace; side niches with impost and keystone bands; and cornice on floating capitals. Former butler's pantry on lower ground floor retains wall cupboards. This is an early seminal work by Lutyens. Rev Evans was a retired housemaster from the nearby Charterhouse School (q.v. Item 2/146). G Stamp, The English House 1860-1914 (The Flowering of English Domestic Architecture), 1986, pp 100-101.

Listing NGR: SU9676844984


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Stamp, G, Goulancourt, A, The English House 1860-1914 The Flowering of English Domestic Architecture, (1986), 100-101


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

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Date: 29 Aug 1999
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