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Date Listed: 16 July 1975
English Heritage Building ID: 158750
OS Grid Reference: TQ0187395622
OS Grid Coordinates: 501873, 195622
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6502, -0.5289
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TQ 09 NW CHORLEYWOOD SHIRE LANE
House. 1903-4 by C.F.A. Voysey for Dr. H.R.T. Fort. Roughcast brick,
stone and tile dressings. Tile roof. Arts and Crafts Style. Double gable
4 window front. Entrance to right with a large moulded hood projecting
on wood brackets, original door with top lights. Mullion windows with
stone surrounds and tile dripmoulds, leaded light casements, 2 lights to
right and 3 lights to left of entrance, 2 and 4 lights on first floor.
To left recessed in an arched entrance way with the tile dripmould
stepped up over the arch is original kitchen door with top lights. 2
lights to left and 3 lights to right of entrance. 2 and 3 lights on
first floor. Battered buttresses at ends and at centre. Crenellated
rainwater head at central valley. 3 light windows without stone mullions
inserted in each attic. Triple ventilation slits in gables. Central
axial ridge is taller and is hipped down to cross wings which have roof
swept down at both ends. Large cross axial roughcast stack with curved
cap behind left gable. Right return has a similar stack with 1 bay of 2
light casements. Garden front: 2 gables with fenestration and buttresses
as at front. Original glazed garden door to left. 1 light and datestone
to left, 4, 4 and 1 lights to right. First floor 4,3 and 1 lights
asymmetrically disposed. Inserted attic windows. Tall stack to right of
centre. Door with strap hinges in outshut to right. Left return from
right has 1 bay of 2 light casements and this 1 storey out shut with a
hipped roof. Another original door and a garage in front of which is a
paved yard with a blind arcaded wall to left. Interior: original
fireplaces, staircase, strap hinged doors, ventilation grates and
furnishings. Formerly known as Hollybank. (Pevsner 1977: D. Simpson:
C.F.A. Voysey, 1979).
Listing NGR: TQ0187395622
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