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Burstow Lodge

Also known as, or recorded in historical documents as;
Burstow Manor

In the civil parish of Tandridge.
In the historic county of Surrey.
Modern Authority of Surrey.
1974 county of Surrey.
Medieval County of Surrey.

OS Map Grid Reference: TQ31464419
Latitude 51.18183° Longitude -0.12053°

Burstow Lodge has been described as a Palace but is rejected as such.

There are masonry ruins/remnants remains.

This is a Grade 2* listed building protected by law*.


Burstow Lodge, timber house of two storeys built on a moated site in the early C14., with two-bay open hall, two-storey cross wing and lower end. Chimney and floor inserted in hall c.1600 and refronted and enlarged in C19. The enclosing rectangular homestead moat is waterfilled and in

good condition. The name suggests it was the lodge of the ancient deer park of Burstow, belonging to the Archbishop of Canterbury (Shirley) no traces of which were found during fieldwork. (PastScape)

House. 15th century. Timber framed with whitewashed brick cladding below, tile hung above, steep pitched hipped slate roof with plain ridge tiles; stack to left of centre and left end. Hall House. 2 storeys, mixed regular casement fenestration with 5 windows across the first floor. Ribbed door to left of centre in gabled timber porch with arched leaded windows. Double casement doors to left end, 20th century extensions to rear right. Interior: Much massive framing exposed with moulded beams and wall plates. Heavy strutted arch braces to first floor solar. Massive Crown posts to hall and solar. (Listed Building Report)

In Payne's listing of episcopal residences, who references Thompson. The VCH gives a clear history of the lodge. It did not belong to the Archbishop and was not a lodge of Burstow Park. Burstow Park was a deer park of the archbishops but when in use for hunting the archbishop presumably stayed at Croyden or Mortlake.
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