Description: Fotheringay House
Date Listed: 2 September 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 205564
OS Grid Reference: TQ1701373745
OS Grid Coordinates: 517013, 173745
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4506, -0.3174
5028 MONTPELIER ROW
No 14 (Fotheringay House)
No 15 (Tennyson House)
TQ 1673 & 1773 21/8 2.9.52
Slightly taller houses with red window dressings.
No 14: 5-windows, rusticated doorway as Nos 12 and 13, but with stucco cherubs head
ornament (imported) attached to keystone. Name on decorated plaque.
No 15: 4-windows wide. Elaborate doorcase (stained dark brown and possibly imported)
with enriched surround and deep cornice hood on carved consoles. No glazing bars
except to window to left of ground floor. Return of No 15 on Chapel Lane has a C18,
2-storey stucco bow projecting from first floor, and a Corinthian pilastered doorcase.
No 14 was at one time occupied by Joseph Skelton, antiquarian and engraver, who
published the 1823 "Oxonia Antiqua Restaurata". No 15 was formerly called Chapel
House and later Holyrood House. It was occupied in 1850 by Tennyson who is said to
have written "In Memoriam" there.
Listing NGR: TQ1701373745
Source: English Heritage
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