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Four Acres Kingston

Summary

Now the international training centre for Unilever plc, Four Acres was built in 1929 in 'Vernacular Revival' style by George Warren. Warren also designed the former lodge that originally housed the servants to the main house and later became used for accommodation when the site became a training centre. Adjoining the lodge are a pair of circular brick gate piers with cone tiled tops. The house is set in well planted grounds with water features and sculptures; a low brick terrace is attached to the west and south front of the house, with paving and a flight of stone steps.

Basic Details

Previous / Other name:
Four Acres International Training Centre

Site location:
George Road, Coombe

Postcode:
KT2 7PD ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Private Garden

Date(s):
1929

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: Four Acres and attached terrace, wall and steps; Lodge and gate piers

Borough:
Kingston

Site ownership:
Unilever plc

Site management:
Unilever

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
private (visible through gates)

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Kiingston then bus. Bus: 213, 85, 57

The information shown above was correct at the time of the last update 01/03/2004
Please check with the site owner or manager for latest news. www.unilever.co.uk

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ203702

Size in hectares:

Green Flag:
No

On EH National Register :
No

EH grade:
None

Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
No

Registered common or village green on Commons Registration Act 1965:
No

Protected under London Squares Preservation Act 1931:
No

Local Authority Data

The information below is taken from the relevant Local Authority's planning legislation, which was correct at the time of research but may have been amended in the interim. Please check with the Local Authority for latest planning information.

On Local List:
No

In Conservation Area:
Yes

Conservation Area name:
Coombe Wood

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Area of Archaeological Significance, Strategic Area of Special Character

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

Pending further research

Sources consulted:

DCMS Listed Building Schedule.

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