Survey Data

Reg No

16301024


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural


Original Use

House


In Use As

Nursing/convalescence home


Date

1880 - 1900


Coordinates

327155, 218138


Date Recorded

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Date Updated

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Description

Detached five-bay two-storey former house, built c.1890, now in use as a nursing home. The house is constructed in red facing brick, with engineering like brick used as dressings. The original entrance door is now covered with a later glazed entrance porch. The front façade has two projecting square bays each with a gable; that to the south has a further chamfered bay added. To the north façade is a recent metal fire escape stair. Window openings are flat-headed and the multiple pane timber windows have side hung openers. The pitched roofs are slated; the original roof is covered in blue-black slate, with decorative green slate to the bay and artificial slate to the later addition. Chimneystacks are panelled and rendered with corbelled caps and clay pots. The house is set back behind a low brick wall with square gate pillars and a wrought-iron gate; the former garden is now in use as a carpark.

Appraisal

Despite the later addition of a glazed porch and a utilitarian fire escape stair, this is a good example of an imposing late Victorian house which adds much to the built heritage of the area.