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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.
Previous / Other name:
Site location: Coombe Hill Road, Kingston
Postcode: KT2 > Google Map
Type of site: Garden Feature Remnants
Date(s): c.1930
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:
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.

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
Grid ref: TQ212702
Size in hectares:
On EH National Register : No
EH grade:
Site on EH Heritage at Risk list:
Registered common or village green
on Commons Registration Act 1965:
Protected under London Squares
Preservation Act 1931:
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:
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:

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