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Ashgrove (Ash Grove)

  • House & Family History: Little is known of the original architect of Ashgrove. It seems likely that the core of the current house was built no earlier than 1760; after that the only thing known is that George Basevi worked here circa 1828 for William Haldimand (who was responsible for much of the financing of the building of Belgrave Square in London). The resulting House is partially in yellow brick in a weak Gothic style, with unsympathetic additions by the school.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Stables are in the same weak Gothic style as the House.

  • Architect: George Basevi

    Date: Circa 1828
    Designed: Performed unknown work (probably external and internal alterations and additions) for William Haldimand

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  • Title: Buildings of England: West Kent and the Weald, The
    Author: Newman, John
    Year Published: 2000
    Reference: pg. 517
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 0140710388
    Book Type: Hardback

    Title: Biographical Dictionary of British Architects, 1600-1840, A - SOFTBACK
    Author: Colvin, Howard
    Year Published: 1995
    Reference: pg. 107
    Publisher: New Haven: Yale University Press
    ISBN: 0300072074
    Book Type: Softback

  • House Listed: Not Listed

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Past Seat / Home of: William Haldimand, 19th century.

    Current Ownership Type: School

    Primary Current Ownership Use: School

    Ownership Details: Today The New School At West Heath

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01732-460-553

    Fax: 01732-456-734

    Email: principal@westheathschool.com

    Website: http://www.westheathschool.com

    Historic Houses Member: No