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.
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
Book Type: Hardback
House Listed: Grade II
Park Listed: Not Listed
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
Historic Houses Member: No