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Soames House Kingston

Summary

Soames House was built by Stanley Ramsey as a modern neo-Georgian building, but at the back of the house the projecting drawing room was the former orangery of Coombe Warren. Coombe Warren was built by George Devey in 1881 and had associations with the novelist John Galsworthy, and the 1930s house was named after the character in 'The Forsyte Saga'. Although Coombe Warren has been demolished, there are fragments of gates in the gardens and the walls of the large formal grounds.

Basic Details

Site location:
Coombe Hill Road, Kingston

Postcode:
KT2 ( Google Map)

Type of site:
Garden Feature Remnants

Date(s):
c.1930

Designer(s):

Listed structures:
LBII: Former orangery of Coombe Warren, and adjoining garden walls

Borough:
Kingston

Site ownership:
private

Site management:

Open to public?
No

Opening times:
private

Special conditions:

Facilities:

Events:

Public transport:
Rail: Kingston then bus. Bus: 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.

Further Information

Grid ref:
TQ212702

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 Hill

Tree Preservation Order:
Not known

Nature Conservation Area:
No

Green Belt:
No

Metropolitan Open Land:
No

Special Policy Area:
Yes - Strategic Area of Special Character

Other LA designation:
None

Fuller information

This palm house has Venetian window, Dutch gable, pilasters and vases.

Sources consulted:

Bridget Cherry & Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England: London 2: South (Penguin) 1999

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