Ref NoDCS/2/7/27
TitleGreenside (part 2)
Admin/Biog HistoryBracken (also known as Greenside) in Wentworth, Virginia Water, Surrey, was a private house designed by Colin Lucas of Connell, Ward and Lucas in 1936-1937 and commissioned by Dr R.A. Williamson Noble. The house was built on the private Wentworth Estate and was based next to the seventeenth hole of the famous Wentworth golf course. Supposedly the house was a surprise for Mrs Williamson Noble but she refused to live in it and the house was advertised to be rented in 1937. Linoleum from the Linolite Flooring Company was used in the construction. In 1968 the building was Grade II listed.

In 2001, owners David and Gina Beadle applied for the building to be delisted so that it could be demolished and a new house built. The 'Greenside Case', as it became known in the press, continued for a couple of years, until the building was demolished in 2003 without full permission being given. The Twentieth Century Society, with the support of Sharp, who were concerned for the future of listed buildings in the UK led a campaign to prosecute the owners, and a public enquiry was held in 2004. The Beadles were fined and planning permission for a new building to be constructed was denied due to Greenbelt policies.
DescriptionCorrespondence and material relating to the public enquiry in to the demolition of Greenside in 2003 by owner, David Beadle, including:

-Draft survey report, dated October 2000, relating to Greenside prepared by Mike A. Redfern with annotations (thought to be by Sharp)
-Published articles, dated 2002-2004, relating to the proposed demolition of Greenside, the progress of the public enquiry after its demolition, and the wider implications for listed building status in the U.K.
-Papers and press releases of the Twentieth Century Society, dated 2002-2003, relating to the raising of funds to hold a judicial review in to the Greenside case
-Draft article, [dated 2004], entitled 'A modern house bites the dust: The Greenside case' by Sharp
-Photocopy of part of a statement of case by David Beadle, dated May 2004
-Correspondence, dated 2000-2004, of Sharp and Rendel (née Godwin) relating to Greenside and its proposed demolition, as well as the gathering of evidence and support for the public enquiry in to the demolition of Greenside in 2003. Correspondents include:

- R.G. Davis, Egham-by-Runnymede Historical Society
- David Beadle
- Surrey County Council
- Mark Newman, Surrey & Sussex Planning Team
- George Ferguson, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
- Sian Evans, The Planning Inspectorate
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