Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Longdene House Haslemere - more information

Longdene House
The previous owner of Longdene House was the Rev W E Jackson and it was offered for sale in 1906  with J Cholmeley Russell Esq purchasing it on the 15th March.
In March 1912 the house was offered for sale by auction, several months before JCR died in the August but the property was still for sale in October by his widow Mrs Cholmeley Russell.

The property was finally sold in September 1920.

In 1915 the property consisted of:
  • 4 Reception Rooms
  • Billiard Room
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Stabling for 3 horses
  • Garage for 2 cars
  • Main drainage
  • Stone Built Residence
  • Private water supply
  • Gas throughout
  • Gardener’s Cottage
  • Laundry
  • About 5 acres pleasure grounds. Tennis and croquet Lawns
  • Kitchen garden
The Total area of the estate including Sturt Farm was 55 3/4 acres.
The sale particulars said that it would be sold in 2 Lots, the  House and Grounds etc of 36 acres 2 Roods 27 poles and & Sturt Farm with 18 acres 1 Rood 33 poles
Longdene Road was one of the first roads to be developed up on the south of Haslemere because the water supply which gravity-fed the town was piped/pumped up there in the very late 1800s from the Pile Well in Lower Street.
Source: Curator: Julia Tanner  - Haslemere Museum and the ledgers of Haslemere estate agents - Cubitt and West.