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

Map

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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

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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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

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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

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