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Description: Wycliffe Buildings
Date Listed: 13 January 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 289038
OS Grid Reference: SU9932049210
OS Grid Coordinates: 499320, 149210
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2334, -0.5788
SU 99 49SW GUILDFORD PORTSMOUTH ROAD
7/173 Wycliffe Buildings
Block of flats. 1894 by H. Thackery-Turner in Arts and Crafts style. Coursed sand-
stone blocks, some snecked, with hipped and gabled plain-tiled roofs. Wedge-shaped
plan on an island site, the main front facing Portsmouth Road. Two storeys and
attics with increasingly tall plinth to left half where ground slopes away. Deep
eaves with decorative scrolled supports to drainpipes and gutters. Gabled dormers
on eaves and breaking through the eaves behind the gutters, brick stacks on ridges
of roofs under corbelled tops to left, left of centre and two to right. Complex
elevation with very irregular fenestration comprising three main ranges with tower
to right end. Gabled projecting range to left end:- one narrow casement window on
each floor with door of two panels below. Gable flanked by 3-light dormers and
mullioned and transomed casement windows on the first floor. Paired,cambered-head
glazing-bar sash windows on the ground floor. Hipped roof range to left of centre:-
two gabled 4-light dormers and one under-eaves 3-light casement window between.
Three windows on the first floor: 4-light outer casements flanking central 3-light
window. Paired glazing-bar sash windows on the ground floor flanked by two sashes
to either side and one between-floors casement to left, over 4-centre arched deep
porch recess containing two 6-panel doors, one part-glazed, under barrel vault.
Original iron screen gates across the front. Right hand range:- One narrow case-
ment window on each floor and 2-panel door below. Three,3-light dormer over two
3-light and one 4-light casements on the first floor. Two paired cambered-head
glazing-bar sashes below. Roof steps up to right with gabled buttress in front
flanking tower on right hand end. Tower:- placed on the angle of Portsmouth Road
and Bury Street with pyramidal roof over. Ground floor casements on all 3 sides.
Right hand return front facing Bury Street:- descending roofline in a series of 3
steps, before stepping up to right end; two dormers in each section stepping down.
4-light windows to left over two ground floor sashes. 3-light windows to centre
and right on first floor over paired ground floor sashes. End block to right steps
up under full dormer and 8-light mullioned and transomed window on the first floor.
Rear:- Square bay to centre with parapet above and central stack; gabled wing to
right with close-set casement fenestration.
Interior:- Some original door fittings remain and stair hand-rails to nos 7 - 9 in
flowing Art Nouveau style.
PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) p.212.
Listing NGR: SU9933549232
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