DescriptionCottages. Circa 1895, by Sir Edwin Lutyens. Snecked sandstone below, tile hung above with hipped plain tiled roofs with gablet to right, and extending down to front left. Two storeys with projecting first floor. Corbelled ridge stack to left and double stack on ridge to right of centre, tile hung stack to left, with swept out base on corner. Projecting gable to left and shallower gable to right of centre with projecting tile offset to gables. One wood-framed, three-light leaded casement window to each floor of each gable. Hip-roofed extensions to ground floor left, left of gable, projecting with two single light windows. Door to right end. (The Hollies) Further door on left wall of hipped roof projection (Fir Tree Cottage). Pentice continuation to end left with battering plinth walls and leaded fenestration. Wing at right angles to rear. (Historic England, list entry 1240101)
Next door [to Little Munstead] are FIR COTTAGE/THE HOLLIES, grouping cleverly with Little Munstead’s summer house; as well as the steep tile-hung gables there is even a tile-hung chimney with the tiling swept out at the base; at the E end a canted bay window under the overhang. (O’Brien et al., 2022, p.536)
BibliographyHistoric England. Fir Tree Cottage The Hollies. [Online] Available from: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1240101
O’Brien, C., Nairn, I. and Cherry, B. (2022) Surrey. Pevsner Architectural Guides: Buildings of England. New Haven: Yale University Press.
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