Description: 69-79, Nightingale Lane Sw12
Date Listed: 7 April 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 207086
OS Grid Reference: TQ2821274001
OS Grid Coordinates: 528212, 174001
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4505, -0.1563
NIGHTINGALE LANE SW12
Nos 69 to 79 (odd)
TQ 2873 15/21
TQ 2874 13/21
1879 by T E Colcutt: a terrace of houses arranged in symmetrical pairs. Each pair
is 4 major bays wide and of 3-storeys and basement, the tall gabled outer bays
being advanced to frame the walls and roofs of the inner bays. They are of red
brick with elaborate terracotta dressings of 'Loine Chateau' type, stone dressings
to the returns and boundary walls and tile roofs.
Canted bows to the 2 inner bays of each pair of houses rise to the ground floor,
their triplets of sashes framed by cambered heads. The piers of the bows carry
pilasters which rise to fanciful entablatures supporting fretted parapets at first
The outer bays have entrances, several now altered, with round-headed arches
springing from half-piers.
On the first floor the inner bays have pairs of windows within cambered heads and
above them a continuous balustrade. The outer buys have richly-moulded 'Ipswich'
oriels, each with 3 sashes within cambered heads and those at the wings being of
quadrant section. The piers of the oriels carry pilasters rising to the cornice-
band which breaks round the entire pair of houses. Above the cornice band each
oriel supports a balustraded parapet at second floor level. On the second floor
the inner bays are stepped back behind the balustrade and tile-hung beneath a
moulded coving. Each bay is pierced by a double casement. The steeply pitched
roof rises to ridge tiles and needle spirelets.
The outer bays have pairs of sashes within cambered heads framed by a reticulation
of pilaster strips and cornice bands. Each bay rises into a shouldered gable
framing paired moulded plaques and crowned with a moulded pediment. Similar
features mask the gable-ends of the returns to the outer houses, Nos 69 and 79.
The central stack of each pair has ribbed flanks cut by a string and a main
cornice and rising to oversailing courses. Some end stacks are set diagonally.
Listing NGR: TQ2821274001
Source: English Heritage
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