HERMITAGE OR GROTTO AT CARSHALTON HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1357608
Date first listed:
16-Mar-1954
Statutory Address:
HERMITAGE OR GROTTO AT CARSHALTON HOUSE, POUND STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
HERMITAGE OR GROTTO AT CARSHALTON HOUSE, POUND STREET

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Sutton (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 27607 64379

Details

POUND STREET 1. 4430 (North-West Side) CARSHALTON Hermitage or Grotto at Carshalton House TQ 2764 SE 20/162 16.3.54. II* 2. Early C18, probably before 1721. One storey, ashlar. 1-3-1 openings, the centre 3 in full height projection. The outer openings are open windows with segmental heads, band surrounds and aprons, the centre ones round-headed open doorways with square block rustications, and vermiculated pilasters supporting a frieze and cornice overall. The interior contains passages vaulted in stone. General note: The Gardens are an important early example, possibly by Charles Bridgeman, of the landscape style with avenue drive placed off-centre from the house, naturalistic lake and ornamental buildings. See also Watts' Views of Seats (1783), articles by Derek R Sherborn in "Country Life" March 4, and May 27 1949; Surrey Archaeological Collections, etc, and thesis on history of Carshalton House by a Sister of the Daughters of the Cross.

Listing NGR: TQ2760764379

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
206791
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Watts, , Views of Seats, (1787)
'Country Life' in 4 March, (1949)
'Country Life' in 27 May, (1949)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

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: 09 Jul 2006
Reference: IOE01/15900/05
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Paul Woolterton. Source Historic England Archive
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