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Ferndale, Wandsworth

Description: Ferndale

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 April 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 207088

OS Grid Reference: TQ2796873815
OS Grid Coordinates: 527968, 173815
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4489, -0.1598

Locality: Wandsworth
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW12 8NB

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Listing Text

No 105
TQ 2773 14/1
A mid-19th Century Italianate house built by George Jennings for himself in the
form of a symmetrical 3-bay villa linked by a recessed tower to a second
symmetrical 3-bay block. The upper stage of the tower is altered. The whole
house is of 3-storeys and basement, stone-faced with terracotta dressings and
slate roof. The ground floor reads as a rusticated podium to the rusticated angle
piers above.
The villa has a Doric porch with coupled columns on plinth blocks, recessed
tripartite door surround and flanking tripartite windows.
Above a bandcourse and cillband the first floor has a single centre window with
entablature and pediment on consoles. This is flanked by tripartite windows with
engaged columns to the piers supporting entablatures on consoles, a segmental
pediment placed over each centre. Each window has an apron of blind balustrading.
The second floor fenestration similar but without the cornices.
The richly-bracketed frieze is crowned by the prominent modillioned eaves-cornice
of the shallow hipped roof.
There are 5 round-headed dormers.
The stacks are rusticated, some having a blind-arch motif.
The articulation of the second block is similar but the outer bays have square bow
windows at ground and first floors, flanking tripartite windows in the centre bay.
Jennings was a stable local builder who did much to develop the area.
Extensive alteration and restoration 1980.

Listing NGR: TQ2796873815

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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