Designs for Coverwood House, Ewhurst, Surrey, for Michael Stephens Esq.: design for the chimneypiece and surrounding panelling in the living room

RIBApix ref no RIBA97744
Architect/DesignerHorsley, Gerald Callcott (1862-1917)
Artist/PhotographerHorsley, Gerald Callcott (1862-1917)
CountryUK: England
Subject Date1909
Image Date1909
Library ReferencePB285/14(2)
Colour / B&W Colour
Credit RIBA Collections
Notes NOTES: Michael Stephens, director of the company ‘Stephen’s Ink’ founded by his father, bought the Coverwood Estate from Hugh Fortescue Locke King, who was forced to put the estate up for sale in 1907 as his ambitious plan to build the motor racing track at Brooklands brought him almost to the point of bankruptcy. Stephens, married in 1908, commissioned Horsley to knock down the ‘shooting box’ built by the Locke King’s and erect a new house nearby.

Subject tags

interior decoration, living rooms, fireplaces, country houses, mantelpieces, panelling