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Joldwynds (The Wilderness)

  • Earlier Houses: The first house on the site, probably built in the early 19th century, was replaced by Webb's 1874 Arts & Crafts style house (one of the architect's largest). This second house was, in turn, demolished in 1930 to make way for the current (third) pink-washed International Style house.

  • Garden & Outbuildings: The Wilderness is a Grade II-listed house built in 1939 on the grounds of the Joldwynds Estate for Lord Greene.

  • Architect: Philip Webb

    Date: 1874
    Designed: Second, Arts & Crafts style, House

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    Architect: Oliver Hill

    Date: 1930-33
    Designed: Third, International style, House for Wilfred Grove

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  • Country Life: LXXVI, 276 plan, 1934.

  • Title: Buildings of England: Surrey, The
    Author: Nairn, Ian; Pevsner; Nikolaus; Cherry, Bridget (Reviser)
    Year Published: 1971
    Reference: pg. 316
    Publisher: London: Penguin Books
    ISBN: 140710213
    Book Type: Hardback

  • House Listed: Grade II

    Park Listed: Not Listed

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  • Seat of: Greene family; here since 1933.

    Past Seat of: SEATED AT FIRST HOUSE: Henry Champion Wetton, until 1870. Sir William Bowman, 1st Bt., 1870-74. SEATED AT SECOND HOUSE: Sir William Bowman, 1st Bt., 1874-92. SEATED AT THIRD HOUSE: Wilfred Greene, 1st Baron Greene, 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: No

    Phone: 01306-621-341

    Historic Houses Member: No