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Description: Tatmore Place
Date Listed: 28 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 162677
OS Grid Reference: TL1828926103
OS Grid Coordinates: 518289, 226103
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9209, -0.2814
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ST IPPOLLITTS PRESTON ROAD
TL 12 NE (West side)
3/65 Tatmore Place
Country house, now a laboratory and offices. 1908 by John Belcher
(1841-1913) for Sir Joseph Child Priestley (1862-1941), non-domestic
uses since 1939. Red brick with blue headers in English-bond, stone
dressings and windows, steep slate roofs in graduated courses. A
compact, large 2-storeys and attics, L-shaped house in Early English
Renaissance revival style set in its own grounds facing E and N. Tall
stone mullioned and transomed windows. Brick chimneys with 2 pilaster
strips to each face. Single-storey hipped rear service wing. Moulded
stone doorways with 4-centred arched heads. E entrance front symmetrical
with projecting 2-storeys and attics central porch flanked by 2-storeys
semi-octagonal bay windows. Round arched entrance with splayed reveals,
double keystone and steps continuing up to half glazed double doors.
Doric stone order to ground floor, Ionic order to 1st floor with
triangular pediment. Gable parapet to porch has corbelled kneelers,
finial and balls. Round headed upper lights in windows, transoms to
ground floor windows. Stone string courses. Armorial crest over
entrance. Badge and '1908' on rainwater heads. N front terraced with
2-storeys rectangular bay windows at each end, gabled centre with
semi-octagonal bay, and one window to each side. Interior planned round
central staircase. Oak stair round small square well with moulded and
splat balusters, arcaded at ground floor, and lit by large 5-lights
stained glass window. Segmental arched panelled, stone floored, entrance
hall with prominent cornice. 3-panels heavy oak doors in deep moulded
doorcases. Drawing room 2 steps down with ceiling of heavy moulded beams
and joists giving coffered effect. Panelled to 3/4 height. Arcaded
openwork upper part to elaborate chimneypiece in Jacobean style.
Elaborate panelling of doors. (Attribution established by Mr. Fleck of
Hitchin Museum from local authority building records: for client see
Priestley's monument at N end of Preston churchyard nearby).
Listing NGR: TL1828926103
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Source: English Heritage
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