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Description: Earl's Court
Date Listed: 31 January 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 101752
OS Grid Reference: SZ0991991224
OS Grid Coordinates: 409919, 91224
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7206, -1.8608
5186 GERVIS ROAD
SZ 0991 20/177 31.1.75.
Polychromatic Gothic villa, circa 1865, 3 storeys and basement, grey brick with
red brick bands and voussoirs. Half-hipped gables with thick traceried bargeboards
and moulded brick cornices. Half-hipped porch canopy at north-west corner on
chamfered timber brackets, staircase up to vestibule lit by 2-light windows
with stone Geometrical tracery. Straight-headed 4-light window to hall, next
to it tall arched 4-light staircase window with Geometrical tracery. Projecting
north-east wing closing forecourt. Garden front (south) dominated by off-centre
polygonal bay with steeply gabled dormers in hipped roof. Chimneys with end
stacks turned diagonally and vertical strips of red brick. Built in 1874 by
the first Earl Cairns who was Lord Chancellor in Disraeli's Governments of 1867-8
and 1874-80. He occupied the house until his death in 1885. Included for historical
Listing NGR: SZ0991991224
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Source: English Heritage
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