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Description: Red House
Date Listed: 25 May 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 198714
OS Grid Reference: TQ4810675093
OS Grid Coordinates: 548106, 175093
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4554, 0.1303
RED HOUSE LANE
TQ 4875 8/6 25.5.50
1859. By Philip Webb (his first commission) for William Morris, who lived
here until 1864. Moderately sized L-shaped building, of 2 storeys. Picturesque
design in the simplified Gothic style of Street and Butterfield's domestic
work. Red brick, with hipped tiled roof. Gabled, 2 storeyed, porch to north
front. Oriel to west lighting main room on first floor. Staircase tower in
angle, with pointed roof and finials. Sliding sash windows, singly and in
pairs, with cambered heads beneath relieving arches. Casements with leaded
lights of circular form to upper floor. Interior almost unaltered. Important
fixed cupboards, settle and other furnishings with some painted decoration
by Burne-Jones and others.
Listing NGR: TQ4810675093
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Source: English Heritage
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