Building Name

Feldemore, Pasture Wood Road, Holmbury St Mary Surrey

Pasture Wood Road
Holmbury St Mary
Surrey, England
Edwin Waterhouse
New build

Built à deux reprises for his brother in law, Edwin Waterhouse founder of the company Price Waterhouse and brother of Alfred.

The landscape gardener H E Milner was consulted in 1878 and 1890 with regard to extensive works to be carried out although Waterhouse is said to have had no interest in horticulture. In 1883 a terrace and lawn were laid down, followed in 1885 by a swimming pool and in 1895 with a terrace walk. OS plans give a good understanding of the character in the last 20 years of the 19th century. In 1900 land was purchased in Pasture Wood to enable construction of a curving drive from Tralee Lodge. This was flanked on one side by Himalayan rhododendrons. The entrance was to the north with level lawns to the south and terraced gardens to the east. The pleasure grounds around the house and gardens were well wooded with mixed planting and a curving path system to the east and west. There was a small building in the ornamental woodland to the east. By 1915 the level lawn to the south of the house had been improved with balustrading and flights of steps. The wooded pleasure grounds around the house and gardens appear little altered. The house suffered a fire in early 1991. In 2004 much of the garden and pleasure grounds have been lost under buildings for Belmont Primary School, to the east, and games courts to the west.