East Horsley, The Lovelace Buildings: Polepit Cottage

Polepit Cottage. Image: HCPS

Polepit Cottage.
Image: HCPS

This is beside the Guildford Road near the boundary with West Horsley, and is a typical example of the new cottages Lovelace built. The walls are of knapped flint with red brick quoins and decorated escutcheons of moulded terracotta on the chimney breast, as well as decorative chimney pots.

The windows and front door are surrounded with an ornate design of dentils and there are two elaborate string courses around the walls, also of dentils.

Polepit Cottage Plaque. Image: HCPS

Polepit Cottage Plaque.
Image: HCPS

The windows of all the Lovelace cottages and houses are metal framed with  small four-paned opening in the middle, and the roofs are of grey slate. At one time the village policeman lived in this cottage.

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