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Description: The Octagon
Date Listed: 19 June 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 214216
OS Grid Reference: SJ3614189789
OS Grid Coordinates: 336141, 389789
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4010, -2.9619
SJ 3689 NW GROVE STREET
58/446+2 The Octagon
House. 1867. By J. W. Hayward (author of Health and Comfort in
House Buildings, 1872) for himself. Brick with stone dressings
and slate roof. 3 storeys and attic. 3 bays. Some gothic detail.
Sill bands, eaves cornice and parapet. Entrance to left within
porch on columns, carrying decorative iron railings forming
first floor balcony. Full-height polyponal turret to right with
5-light windows to each floor. Central first floor oriel. Other
windows of 2 lights, and all originally hermetically sealed,
though many now have opening casements, 2 dormers. Chimney
stacks to left gable and rear and a massive stack between the
second and third bays to the front, the upcast shaft of the
original ventilation system. All the air for the house was
drawn through the bassment, where it was filtered and warmed by
a Perkins system, from where it passed to sreve the various rooms, and
and was eventually extracted either by the coal fires or via
elaborate gas lights, J. M. Barber, 'The Octagon', Building
Services, July 1984.
Listing NGR: SJ3614189789
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Source: English Heritage
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