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Waverley (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 02431 45442



1/332 Barnett Hill


House, now Conference Centre. c.1905 by Arnold Mitchell for F. Cook in Carolean style. Purple/brown brick with red brick and yellow stone dressings, hipped plain tiled roofs over with wooden eaves cornice. H-shape plan with entrance courtyard and service buildings in range to left. Two storeys and attics with multiple stacks to front ends of wings and on centre of recessed range,of lozenge section. Symmetrical about centre entrance porch with five bay range flanked by projecting wings. Parapet over centre range partially obscuring the roof. One small dormer window either side of centre-and fine modillion eaves cornice below with foliate brackets and acanthus band beneath. Glazing bar sash fenestration with stone sills and aprons to windows. Five windows across the first floor under gauged brick heads, that on the entrance porch of 8-panes, 12-panes either side on first floor; 24-pane windows on ground floor with keystones over. Square turrets in angles between wings and recessed range under copper ogee domes with spherical finials. Banded stone and rubbed brick angles and one 8-pane glazing bar sash window on each floor of each face of each tower, roundel window under eyebrow 'dormer' over cornice. Wings:- Court-facing return walls - three, 8-pane windows on first floor with stone sills and aprons, three tall 12-pane glazing bar sash windows below. Two 12-pane glazing bar sash windows on the ends of each wing, one either side of stack, scrolls and garlands. Two steeply gabled dormers in roofs of wings facing across the entrance courtyard. Projecting stone entrance porch to centre with deep modillioned segmental pediment. Flamboyant cartouche in typanum of pediment and panelled pilasters to angles with foliate garlands to lugged panels. Central window with shouldered surround over and panelled apron below. Channelled ground floor rustication with 'aprons' to ends supporting cornice. Central garlanded keystone in cornice over round arched and coved surround to stone flagged porch entrance, vaulted above. Flank walls of porch have first floor windows in finely panelled and rebated surrounds and stilted,round arched windows below under cornice and keystoned head and in coved recess surround. Further half-glazed doors to base of towers. Wing to left at angles-with single storey range across the front under cross-ridge stack, taller dormered range to rear. Rear:- Projecting two storey angle bays to ends, dormers in roofs. Central stone frontispiecewith broken pediment to first floor, broken swans-neck pediment over ground floor. Fine cartouche on first floor connected to panelled pilasters by rich foliate garland. Central window in rebated surround. Wider cornice on ground floor with central scroll keystone over casement door, Ionic pilasters flanking on pedestals. Service wing set back to right. Interior:- barrel vaulted entrance corridor with plasterwork panels on ceiling and moulded doorcases.

C. ASLET: THE LAST COUNTRY HOUSES (1982) pp.36, 139 & 311; ill. 80 THE BUILDER: 29 Mar. 1912 p.164, 268; i. BUILDING NEWS: 15 Mar. 1912.

Listing NGR: TQ0243145442


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Books and journals
Aslet, C, The Last Country House, (1982), 36 139 311
'The Builder' in 29 March, (1912), 164 268
'Building News' in 15 March, (1912)


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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