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  • House & Family History: Vann is an Arts & Crafts style house that started out in the 16th century as a four-bay timber framed hall house. In 1689 a red brick parlor wing was added to the south. By the early 20th century Vann had become a farmhouse, from which, beginning in 1908, the architect William Caroe created the Arts & Crafts house seen today; Caroe linked an 18th century barn, cart shed, and pigsties to create a new wing to the northeast.

  • Architect: William Douglas Caroe

    Date: 1908 onward
    Designed: Renovated, repaired, and added to House for himself.

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  • Country Life: Richard Haslam, "Vann, Surrey," Jun 26, 1986.

  • House Listed: Grade II*

    Park Listed: Grade II

  • "The Curious House Guest" (2006 - TV series, episode 2.3). "Howards End" (2017-18 - TV mini series, as Howards End).
  • Current Seat / Home of: Mary Caroe

    Past Seat / Home of: W.D. Caroe, early 20th century.

    Current Ownership Type: Individual / Family Trust

    Primary Current Ownership Use: Private Home

  • House Open to Public: Grounds Only

    Phone: 01428-683-413

    Email: vann@caroe.com

    Website: http://vanngarden.co.uk

    Historic Houses Member: Yes