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Description: The Pagoda House
Date Listed: 4 October 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 144918
OS Grid Reference: SU4740229377
OS Grid Coordinates: 447402, 129377
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0618, -1.3249
ST JAMES' LANE
SU 42 NE
12/461 The Pagoda House
House. Built in 1848 for Richard Andrews, 5 times Mayor of Southampton, in
the Chinese style. Originally an L shape plan but the L was filled in in the
late Cl9. Faced with fishscale tiles on the upper floors and flint with red
brick dressings to ground floor. Hipped slate roof with 1 stack brick and 1
red brick chimneystack. 3 storeys 5 windows including 3 light canted bay
through 2 upper floors all with chinoiserie glazing with some coloured panes.
Very wide double bracket eaves cornice with possibly unique wooden fretwork
corner brackets 2nd floor has casements to 2nd floor. 1st floor has similar
French windows with renewed glazed verandah (original one was tent-shaped)
with wooden supports and renewed trelliswork balcony. The balcony is
supported on cast iron pillars and wide iron brackets. Ground floor has 3
round-headed windows and late C19 projecting porch with cambered headed
Interior has good staircase with scrolled tread ends, mahogany handrail and
cylindrical balusters with 3 spherical projections. Lounge has ceiling rose
and cornice with square stylized flowers. Wooden mantelpiece with swags,
paterae and ovolo moulding and mirror with palm leaf design and lions mask.
Marble fireplace with pilasters to ante room. Rear door has coloured glass
marginal panes and painted scenes of peasant life. Here a series of
distinguished guests were entertained including the European liberal
politicians Kossuth (shown speaking in the lounge in a print from the
Illustrated London News) Czartoristi and Garibaldi. According to contemporary
engraving the house originally had more Chinese looking chimneys, finals on
the roof and possibly dragon finials on the balcony which originally had a
Listing NGR: SU4751629417
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Source: English Heritage
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