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St Valery, Croydon

Description: St Valery

Grade: II
Date Listed: 26 January 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 201296

OS Grid Reference: TQ3270270202
OS Grid Coordinates: 532702, 170202
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4153, -0.0931

Location: 55 Ellery Road, Croydon, Greater London SE19 3EL

Locality: Croydon
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SE19 3EL

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Listing Text

The following building shall be added.


TQ 37 SW 1/20 No 54, St Valery



Villa, 1880 by Sextus Dyball. Yellow stock brick with red brick and some stone
dressings. Steeply pitched tiled roofs with cresting to ridges and finials
at apices. Oversailing eaves with ornate brackets. Asymmetrical, 3 and 4
storeys and attics. Tall tower-like wing to left, lower wing to right, with
canted roadside bay, linking single bay containing entrance, slightly set back,
and reached by long flight of steps forming an integral part of the design.
Left hand wing. Semi-basement and 3 full storeys. Paired sashes, beneath
flat gauged red brick arches with rendered stone keystones, excepting those
to ground floor which have pointed red brick arches to windows, rendered stone
imposts, and scalloped frieze to window head. Ornate cast iron balcony to
each window. Decorative brick bands, of raised, flush and dentilled brickwork
encase the building, above basement window arches, between storeys above, as
cill bands to upper two storeys and as impost bands to first and upper storeys.
Moulded stone impost band at ground floor. Full dormer with hipped roof and
two-light casement. Left hand return, a single bay, is similarly detailed.
Central, single bay. Flight of marble steps, with flanking marble panels and
parapet on brick infrastructure, rise to pair of part glazed porch doors.
Glazed canopy is all that remains of former full length glazed canopy. Gabled
porch. Inner single panel glazed doors with plain fanlight acanthus corbels
to sides. First floor window as that of tower. Small blind opening above,
with pointed red brick arch. Parapet with rendered embattling. Pitched roof
behind right hand wing. 2 full storeys and semi basement, and attics. Similarly
detailed as left hand wing with continuous brick banding. Canted bay to semi
basement, and ground floor, surmounted by glazed conservatory at upper storey.
Basement fenestrations as left hand wing. Ground floor canted bay, has replaced
casements in original openings. Glazed conservatory above, covers three openings
to terrace or balcony. Full dormer with three light casement. Tall stocks
with moulded bands and oversailing caps to right, and to rear of tower wing.
To right lean-to sun room with 5-bay window at upper level. Applied pilasters
between the bays, dentilled cornice, upper lozenge lights with stained glass.
Interior. Said to contain finely moulded staircase with moulded pendants.
Inner hall contains panelled "dumb waiter". Principal rooms said to retain
moulded ceilings and fireplaces Hardwood panelled doors with ornate architraves
and doorcases.

Listing NGR: TQ3270270202

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Source: English Heritage

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