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Greyfriars (Merlshanger) (Wancote)

  • Built / Designed For: Julian Sturgis

    House & Family History: The Greyfriars Estate was established in 1896 by the American playwright Julian Sturgis, who commissioned the leading Arts and Crafts architect, C.F.A. Voysey, to build a mansion house for a spectacular setting in the Surrey Hills (twenty sheets of Voysey's detailed drawings are now in the collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London).

    Comments: Greyfriars is frequently cited as Voysey's masterpiece.

  • Architect: Herbert Baker

    Date: 1913-14
    Designed: Additions and alterations

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    Architect: Charles Francis Annesley Voysey

    Date: 1897
    Designed: House for Julian Sturgis

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  • Title: Great Drawings from the Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects
    Author: Harris, John; Lever, Jill; Richardson, Margaret
    Year Published: NA
    Reference: pg. 119
    Publisher: London: Trefoil Books
    ISBN: 0862940362
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Not Listed

  • Current Seat / Home of: Barrie Heptonstall

    Past Seat / Home of: Julian Sturgis, late 19th-early 20th centuries; Sir Mark Beresford Russell Grant-Sturgis, 20th century. Lyle family. Robert Turner.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

    Ownership Details: The house can be booked for weddings and private events.

  • House Open to Public: By Appointment

    Phone: 01483-810-222

    Email: info@greyfriars-weddings.co.uk

    Website: http://greyfriars-weddings.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: No