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Eight Detached Houses Forming the Childrens Homes at the Harris Orphanage, Fulwood

Description: Eight Detached Houses Forming the Childrens Homes at the Harris Orphanage

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 185876

OS Grid Reference: SD5309332346
OS Grid Coordinates: 353093, 432346
Latitude/Longitude: 53.7853, -2.7134

Location: Regent Court, Preston, Lancashire PR2 9XW

Locality: Fulwood
Local Authority: Preston City Council
County: Lancashire
Country: England
Postcode: PR2 9XW

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Listing Text


7/29 Eight detached houses
forming the children's
homes at the Harris
Orphanage (formerly
listed with "The Harris
Children's Home")

Eight houses built in rows of 4 north and south of a green, as "village
homes" for the Harris Orphanage, 1885-88, by Benjamin Sykes of Garlick,
Park, and Sykes, for trustees of E.R. Harris. Accrington red brick with
bands and dressings of sandstone, slate roofs with red ridging tiles.
Slightly varied in plan and form, but all like conventional suburban middle
class semi-detached houses of the period, in Vernacular Revival style, with
decorated gables (some of applied timber, others of diaper and similar
patterns of projecting headers), large wooden mullion and transom windows,
some in canted bays, some in hipped gableted dormers (and some with altered
glazing), and tall Tudor-style chimneys. Not the first, but nevertheless a
good and fairly early example of the family-unit system for such
institutions, in sharp contrast to the classification system of the New
Poor Law, applied less than 20 years earlier at the Preston Union
Workhouse, Watling Street Road (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SD5309332346

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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