Ranmore

 

Denbies

Home of Lord Ashcombe.  Swagger house built by Thomas Cubitt for himself, demolished 1954.  Only stables left.

Lime burner. Famous lime burner at Denbies with a  six kiln burner using coal from Kingston.  specially designed conical brick kilns. 

Ranmore

has long been an objective for London ramblers. It has a house or two, a school, a post office and a church

Ranmore Commons

St.Bartholomew.  designed by Gilbert Scott with frescos by Reginald Frampton.  A cruciform church, with a tall landmark spire faced with flint cobbles. The church was built in 1859 for Thomas Cubitt, father of the first Lord Ashcombe and builder of Belgravia and other parts of London – he lived at Denbies and built it for the estate workers. Chapel to Lord and Lady Ashcombe whose three sons where killed in the Great War.

Schools. Clever piece of asymmetry

Rectory. Just dull.

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