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CA3: St Andrew's Square

Designation date: March 1971 and extended in October 1987 and June 1991

No of properties: 516

Area: 6.8 hectares


image source: Conservation Area leaflet, 2002.

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Designation summary

The special architectural and historic interest of this area can be summarised as; An area of Victorian housing dating from the 1860s - 1880s, in Gothic and Classical styles, including a garden square unique to South West London. It forms a later phase of the Surbiton “New Town” begun in 1838 by Thomas Pooley.

St Andrews Square

St Andrew’s Square is one of the few remaining Victorian squares in SW London and is the only example of traditional Victorian square development in the borough. Three sides of the square are lined with closely knit three storey brick Victorian terraced houses built between 1876-1884 by local developers Corbett and McClymont in the Gothic style. In addition to these houses the conservation area also includes St Andrews Church, the central garden of the Square and the interesting group of Victorian houses on Maple Road in the Classical style.

Apart from six mid19th century stuccoed houses on the north side of St James' Road (Nos. 72-82), and three mid 19th century houses at Nos 61 - 65 Maple Road, all of the houses in the rest of the conservation area were built at the same time and by the same developers, Corbett and McClymont.

St Andrews Church

The Church was built between 1871-1872 to the designs of Sir Arthur Blomfield. It is Gothic in style and was largely funded by the banking family Coutts. The main building is well known for its unusual features and is made up of yellow and red brick and Bath Sandstone. The tower fronting St Andrew’s Road was added later as a memorial to the recovery from illness of the Prince of Wales

Listed Buildings

Buildings of Townscape Merit

  • 1- 15 St Andrews Square
  • 32 - 40 St Andrews Square
  • 33 - 39 St Andrews Square
  • 14 - 42 Maple Road
  • 46 - 60 Maple Road
  • 61 - 65 Maple Road
  • 17 - 25 Maple Road
  • 17 - 25 James Road

Adjacent Conservation Areas (CA)/Local Areas of Special Character (LASCS)

  • Surbiton Town Centre CA
  • Cleveland Road LASC

Archaeological Priority Area


Article 4 Directions

Article 4 Direction - converting offices to residential use

Further information

St Andrew's Square Conservation Area Designation Report


If you have any questions about this conservation area or would like to find out whether you need planning permission before carrying out works to your property, please contact the Duty Planning Officer on 020 8547 5002.

Documents available to download:

Link Description Source Published
CA 3 Planning Information Conservation Area 3 - Planning Information (A5 size leaflet, fold out to A3) RBK Director of Environmental Services 2002

General information
Information applying to all Conservation Areas