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Description: Nimber 74 with Boundary Walls, Piers and Railings
Date Listed: 7 April 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 207089
OS Grid Reference: TQ2803673972
OS Grid Coordinates: 528036, 173972
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4503, -0.1588
NIGHTINGALE LANE SW12
with boundary walls,
piers and railings
TQ 2873 15/1
Later 19th Century, Circa 1874. An Italian Gothic symmetrical 3-bay house of
basement, 2-storeys and half-dormers, these last now altered to a full second
floor. A spectacular tower rises at the farther left angle. The whole is of pale
gault bricks and stone with elaborate detailing to arches and strings.
On the ground floor granite shafts with stiffleaf capitals support the deep round-
arched porch with gabled roof. The flanking canted bow windows have granite piers
to the round-arched sashes and bold cogged parapets.
On the first floor the single centre sash and twin sashes of the side bay are
linked by impost bands below round-arched heads.
The 3 sashes of the former half-dormers have gauged cambered arches.
The tower has at ground floor level gauged cambered-arch twin sashes under a
Gothic arch. Above is a twin lancet with colonnette under a Gothic arch, then
twin shouldered arch sashes set in the spandrel of a Gothic arch. Still higher
a rich band and gauged round arch frame the head of a single sash.
Close-set brackets support a balcony with elaborate iron balustrade to the top
stage with its triplets of round-arched lights. Still closer-set brackets
support the eaves of the hipped roof, which has a delicate iron finial.
To the right of the house is a 3-bay extension. Stockbrick screen wall along
Boundary walls with brick, stone-capped piers and iron railings.
[Included despite the recently added storey.]
Listing NGR: TQ2803673972
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Source: English Heritage
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