SEMAPHORE HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1377890
Date first listed:
01-May-1953
Statutory Address:
SEMAPHORE HOUSE, PEWLEY HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
SEMAPHORE HOUSE, PEWLEY HILL

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

County:
Surrey
District:
Guildford (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 00229 49197

Details

TQ 04NW GUILDFORD PEWLEY HILL (North Side) 4/171 1/5/53 Semaphore House

II Semaphore station. Constructed circa 1820 by the Admiralty, with later C19 wings. Cement render with rusticated quoins, tile hung central tower under lead dome, slate and tile roofs to remainder. Square tower surmounted by later octagonal turret to centre flanked by lower side wings. Two-storey side wings with rear stacks to left and right, 3-storey tower. Entrance to rear:- rusticated angle quoins to centre and ends, plat band over ground floor. Plate glass sash fenes- tration with two windows on each floor of each side wing, and on upper floors of tower. Balustraded parapet to tower with panelled newels. Central flat-roofed porch, half-glazed with anthemion.and honeysuckle pattern ironwork on lower part, door to centre. Right hand return front (facing Semaphore Road):- Gable end with two storey projecting bay, rusticated angle quoins and plat band. Tripartite sash window to ground floor, C20 casements above. Rear (North front) - irregular C19 and C20 mixed fenestration. One of a line of Semaphore stations from London to Portsmouth, some of which were built on the site of earlier shutter telegraphs used during the Napoleonic Wars. Each station originally comprised an octagonal tower with signalling room and living accommodation for the lieutenant in charge. Signalling was by means of two moveable arms attached to a pole surmounting the tower. Of seven stations originally in Surrey only three remain, the others being at Telegraph Hill (Cooper's Hill), & Chately Hill both in the borough of Elmbridge.

G. WILSON: THE OLD TELEGRAPHS (1976) M. ALEXANDER: GUILDFORD AS IT WAS (1978)

Listing NGR: TQ0022949197

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
289036
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Alexander, M, Guildford As It Was, (1978)
Wilson, G , The Old Telegraphs, (1976)

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: 23 Jul 2001
Reference: IOE01/03023/13
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