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