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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: SUNDRIDGE PARK

List entry Number: 1299044

Location

SUNDRIDGE PARK, PLAISTOW LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityBromleyLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1955

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 358552

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History

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Details

1. PLAISTOW LANE, BROMLEY 4407 Sundridge Park TQ 47 SW 6/43 10.1.55.

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2. Now a golf club. The previous house here, built in the early C18 was demolished in 1792 and a new site chosen for the present building by Humphrey Repton who laid out the grounds. The main portion of the building was designed by James Wyatt for Edward George Lind and built between 1792 and 1795. The latter sold the estate to (Sir) Claude Scott in 1796, and John Nash made additions for Scott in 1799. The house is stuccoed with a slate roof and stands on an elevation facing south. It is of 2 storeys. In the centre is a curved bay of 3 windows (containing a round room inside on each floor) with 6 freestanding Corinthian columns rising through 2 storeys and a fine wrought iron balcony on 1st floor. Above the modillion cornice of the entablature is a balustraded parapet and inset within this an attic storey of 3 windows surmounted by a lead saucer dome. On each side of this curved bay is a splayed portion of 3 windows with stringcourse, modillion cornice and blocking course. Then at right angles northwards on each side is a wing of 5 windows. The east one is flanked by Corinthian pilasters and in the centre is a projection with 4 engaged Corinthian columns and a pediment above containing a round window in the tympanum. On each side of the projection is a round-headed window on ground floor and a round window above this. The west one is flanked by twin Corinthian pilasters and in the centre is a projection similar to that on the east but containing a recessed portico with porch. This is the limit of the Wyatt house. Nash added L-wings on each side projecting at right angles. The east wing is of 2 storeys and 2 windows. The easternmost window bay is flanked by twin Corinthian pilasters and surmounted by a balustraded parapet, its return east front being similar. The west wing is of 1 storey and 3 windows. It contains the billiard room and is linked to the main portion of the house by a curved passage. The outside has since been cemented. Balustraded parapet. At the west end is a pediment supported on a coupled Corinthian columns and pilaster on each side.

The interior contains elaborate plaster work designed by Wyatt, partly painted ceilings, a very fine staircase and a round room on 3 floors. The plan of the house inside is most unusual.

Listing NGR: TQ4179170634

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National Grid Reference: TQ 41791 70634

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