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© Mr Christopher Fransella ARPS

IoE Number: 286914
Photographer: Mr Christopher Fransella ARPS
Date Photographed: 10 November 2001
Date listed: 14 August 1953
Date of last amendment: 16 November 1984
Grade I

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TQ 16NW BOROUGH OF ELMBRIDGE PELHAMS WALK Esher 2/438 No.61.(Wayneflete's 14.8.53. Tower)(Formerly listed under Wayneflete Tower Avenue) GV I Former gatehouse to Esher Place. 1475-80, probably by John Cowper for Bishop Waynefleet of Winchester, altered by William Kent for Henry Pelham 1729. Red and blue brick in diaper pattern. Square. 3 storeys with 4 storied polygonal angle turrets, stone string courses between each, on dentilled band to second floor and on arcaded corbel band to turrets. Stone dressings to battlements and window surrounds, 2 quatrefoil leaded casements on top stage of angle turrets,designed by Kent who also remodelled the leaded, ogee arched windows on the lower floors- 3 to each storey. Single, stone ogee arched porch between the turrets with stone crockets to gable and Greek geometric pattern impost blocks to arch-also designed by Kent. C20 panelled door in arched stone surround behind. Interior: Entrance Hall(original gateway) rib-vaulted and stuccoed by Kent, some ceiling and wall decorations survive. Remodelled with some of the earliest examples of Rococo- Gothic. Designs for the work by Kent, dated 1733, survive in R.I.B.A. The now vanished gardens, also designed by Kent, were famous in their day. PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) pp222-3. THOMASON: THE SEASONS.

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