East Horsley, The Lovelace Buildings: Outdowns Lodge

Outdowns Lodge Image: HCPS

Outdowns Lodge
Image: HCPS

Outdowns Lodge Image: HCPS

Outdowns Lodge
Image: HCPS

Outdowns Lodge was built originally as a two-up, two-down cottage, but was evidently extended soon afterwards to provide two extra rooms on the ground floor and one on the first floor, and a large lean-to with a corrugated iron roof.

There are drip moulds over the windows that project by about 2 inches. It was the Head Keepers residence, and up to the 1950s the runs used for rearing pheasants were still in existence. They were approximately 15′ by 12′, enclosed by wire netting to 6′ high, with weatherboarding along the sides to about 22″ high to form a windbreak. Most of the cottages had underground cisterns for catching rainwater from the roof and at this cottage the original one still exists.

One thought on “East Horsley, The Lovelace Buildings: Outdowns Lodge”

  1. Pat Garland says:

    I believe my greatgrandfather and his family, Mr Jim Spensley, lived here, and I would be extremely grateful for any local knowledge regarding the family.

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