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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1218679



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Greenwich

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 19-Oct-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 08-Jun-1973

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 200259

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1. 44l2 CHESTERFIELD WALK SE10 The Ranger's House (formerly Chesterfield House) TQ 3876 37/G21 19.10.51.


2. Built circa 1690 by Andrew Snape. Additions mid C18 and early C19. Main west front of 2 storeys and basement, 7 windows. Brown brick with red brick dressings. Stone dentil cornice and restored, balustraded parapet. Stone 1st floor band and stone moulded plinth coping. Central portion, faced in Portland stone, slightly recessed. Central entrance has Ionic columns and pilasters on pedestals supporting dentil cornice and pediment. 8 panel door, with radial fanlight, in moulded architrave with impost blocks and mask on keystone. Carved festoons in spandrels. Small flanking windows have sunk panels above and below. On 1st floor a round arched central window with moulded architrave, impost blocks and keystone; and small flanking windows with entablatures. Other windows recessed sashes with glazing bars under gauged, segmental red brick arches, and sunk panels below. When Lord Chesterfield acquired the house, in 1748, he added a 1-storey South wing in pinkish-yellow stock brick with projecting bows to front and rear. Stone entablature and blocking course, stone band continuous with 1st floor band of main house. This wing contains a suite of ballrooms, and is said to be by Isaac Ware. A North wing, with similar front but without the back projection, was built some time later. The wings have remarkable square, tapered brick chimneys. Rear extension similar, without stone-faced centrepiece and with terrace all along. Inside, a panelled hall with round arches, and early C18 staircase with cut string and 3 turned balusters to a tread, the middle one fluted. Ramped handrail with spiral end. Fluted newel posts, carved step ends. Panelled dado to stairwell has fluted pilasters. Several original marble fireplace surrounds remain. LCC plaque commemorates residences of 4th Earl of Chesterfield and Lord Wolseley.

Listing NGR: TQ3888776832

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National Grid Reference: TQ 38887 76832


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