New country house
Wayneflete Estate in Surrey
A new country house and garage block on the historic Wayneflete Estate in Esher, Surrey will reinstate a significant main house at the heart of this historic Estate and will continue the long tradition of riverside villas along the Mole and Thames rivers. The design for the new main house is being created by the remodelling of the existing Waynflete Barn including a two-storey rear extension and a new basement, with a prominent but simple Tuscan central Portico to both main facades and subservient wings to the eastern side of the building that help form a sense of enclosure to the entrance approach. The new garage and storage building will replace an existing barn.
This historic site has noble and ecclesiastical provenance along with aesthetic associations with William Wayneflete, Bishop of Winchester; Henry Pelham, former Prime Minister; and the 18th century polymath, William Kent. Through extensive historic research, amateur archaeology and detailed survey work, it has been possible to piece together a comprehensive understanding of Kent’s landscape and architectural works at Esher Place and enabled us to open up the landscape of this site. Unfortunately reinstating the previously lost Fisherman’s Temple uncovered on the site was rejected due to local opposition.