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Greater London Authority
Merton (London Borough)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ 27783 69243


LONDON BOROUGH OF MERTON LONDON ROAD, Mitcham TQ 2769 (west side) 4/81 Eagle House (No 224) 7.5.54 GV I

Substantial detached house. 1705. Brown brick, red dressings. Hipped and steeply pitched old slate roof to eaves. 2 storeys plus attic and basement. 5 windows wide, centre 3 set forward slightly beneath pediment. Central square headed entrance with shell hood upon carved consoles. Panelled half glazed door; 'Gothick' patterned fanlight. Square headed windows, sashes, flush frames, thick glazing bars. Brick band between storeys. Modillion eaves cornice. Segmental window to pediment which flanked by pair of segmental pedimented dormers, sashed; thin glazing bars. Roof crowned with painted timber balustrading and octagonal domed timber lantern with moulded cornice and ball finial; contemporary corniced tall end stacks. Very fine interior. Wide panelled entrance wall the depth of the house with original well staircase rising to first floor; twisted balusters, carved brackets, ramped handrail. Original secondary staircase rising full height of house. Ground floor rooms with bolection moulded panelling, right hand room with later panelled wall between it and the hall (? part of the hall itself originally). First floor rooms with original plain panelling; original marble fire surrounds in some cases. Attic bedrooms with plain panelling continued along slope of roof. Pole staircase leads up to lantern. A very important house. Probably the finest surviving Queen Anne house of the Dutch, as distinct from the Baroque,style.

Listing NGR: TQ2778369243


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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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Date: 19 Aug 1999
Reference: IOE01/02201/31
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Christopher Strevens. Source Historic England Archive
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