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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: 1245123



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

County: Surrey

District: Guildford

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Shere

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Aug-1997

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 468813

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431/6/10017 Woodhouse Copse


House with attached pergola and summerhouse. Built 1924-26 by Oliver Hill for W Deane Barnes Brand, around the base of a windmill, using its main post for the spiral staircase. Small later C20 additions to east and west. Amy Barnes Brand was an actress and supporter of his work. A large cottage ornee, roughly L-shaped, built mainly of brick with some wavy-edged weatherboarding to garden front and side elevation. Thatched roof (removed at time of survey) and tall brick chimneystack. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics; irregular fenestration of wooden leaded light windows including large mullioned and transomed window to ground floor, curved window to staircase and window with pane engraved with verse commemorating the building of the house. Seven-light windows to garden front to living room and main bedroom. Front elevation has arched door case with oak plank door. Attached wall with stone pergola piers and circular brick summerhouse with thatched roof INTERIOR: house features include circular brick spiral staircase built around main shaft of windmill, large living room with open fireplace with wooden bressumer and tiled fire-back, built-in window seats and bookshelves, kitchen with four wooden plank doors, main bedroom with built-in cupboards, exposed beams and bathroom with blue mosaic bath, steep attic stairs and plank doors with good quality ironwork throughout.

Listing NGR: TQ1079445320

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Powers, A, Oliver Hill Architect and Lover of Life 1887-1968, (1989), 11, 12, 66
'Country Life' in 16 October, (1926), 593-95
'Builder' in Builder, (1935), 1138
'Ideal Home' in April, (1927), 311-317

National Grid Reference: TQ 10794 45320


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