Survey Data

Reg No

16301283


Rating

Regional


Categories of Special Interest

Architectural, Artistic


Original Use

House


In Use As

House


Date

1865 - 1870


Coordinates

325825, 218535


Date Recorded

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Date Updated

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Description

Detached three-bay two-storey over basement Italianate style house, built in 1868. The façade is finished in painted render with moulded quoins and window surrounds, bracketed eaves course, string course, and rustication and vermiculated quoins at basement level. The overhanging hipped roof is slated and has rendered chimneystacks with corbelling. The entrance is to the south elevation and consists of a panelled timber door with large sidelights and fanlight, all set within a portico with two pairs of Tuscan columns and respondent pilasters supporting a reeded entablature with dentilled cornice and blocking course. The entrance is reached via a splayed flight of stone steps with decorative balustrade. The windows are flat-headed and have one over one and two over two timber sash frames. The ground floor windows have bracketed sills and panelled ‘jambs’ with decorative console brackets supporting a segmental pediment. The upper floor windows have much simpler moulded surrounds. Cast-iron rainwater goods. The property is surrounded by extensive grounds with a tarmac drive which opens onto a street. The grounds are enclosed by a rubble wall and decorative gate screen with cast-iron railings, cast-iron gate topped with lanterns, and rusticated piers with corbelling and pyramidal caps.

Appraisal

This well preserved mid Victorian Italianate villa is one of Bray’s few surviving ‘gentry’ houses, many of the others having been cleared away with the expansion of the town, with others adapted for institutional use.