Marylands

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Entrance to Marylands

Marylands is a Spanish-style country house on Pitch Hill, a rural part of Ewhurst, Surrey, England. It is a Grade II* listed building, designed during 1929–31 by architect Oliver Hill.[1] The gardens were planted by Gertrude Jekyll.[2]

Architecture[edit]

The house is made of Bargate stone sandstone with a green Swedish pantiled roof inspired by Spanish architecture and Lutyens. The two wings are linked by a stone terrace incorporating a Moorish curved pool, and the house has many stone and brick embellishments, such as fireplaces and window features.[1] Servants' bells survive.

History[edit]

The house was constructed by Oliver Hill between 1929–31 for M. C. Warner. During World War II the house was let to Colonel Tatsumi, who served as Japanese Military Attaché to London, and Władysław Sikorski, the Polish prime minister of his government in exile.[1]

In media[edit]

The house was used as a filming location in Agatha Christie's Poirot in the episode Dead Man's Mirror.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Historic England. "Marylands (1253713)". National Heritage List for England. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  2. ^ Brown, Jane (1982). Gardens of a Golden Afternoon. The Story of a Partnership: Edwin Lutyens and Gertrude Jekyll. London: Allen Lane. p. 191. ISBN 0-7139-1440-8.
  3. ^ Eirik (2013-07-23). "Investigating Agatha Christie's Poirot: Episode-by-episode: Dead Man's Mirror". Investigatingpoirot.blogspot.ch. Retrieved 2013-12-21.

Further reading[edit]

  • 'Country Life' October 24, 1931
  • 'The Builder' January 24, 1928
  • 'The Ideal Home' June 1938
  • BOE Surrey p227

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 51°10′01″N 0°27′09″W / 51.16694°N 0.45250°W / 51.16694; -0.45250