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Description: Willey Place East Wing and Flats 1 and 2
Date Listed: 29 December 1972
English Heritage Building ID: 290783
OS Grid Reference: SU8137045291
OS Grid Coordinates: 481370, 145291
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2011, -0.8367
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The entry for:
SU 84 NW FARNHAM ALTON ROAD
(North west side)
11/202 Willey Place
shall be replaced by:
1099 ALTON ROAD
(North West Side)
SU 8137 4528
Willey Place, East Wing and
Flats One and Two
Large house, now subdivided. East Wing dates from C18 but main part of Willey Place is early C19 with later C19 extensions .
EXTERIOR: Entrance front facing north-west; centre 3 storey, three bay block of early C19 date with ground floor of later C19 date. Colourwashed rendered front and slate hipped roof with brick chimneystacks. Sash windows, 3 panes wide; 2 on 2nd floor; 2 windows on lst floor flank a tall central window which extends through the 1st floor and rises into 2nd floor space. Later C19 addition, comprising extra rooms built on to ground floor front. Centre has a projecting round-headed porch flanked to either side by a round-headed window with radiating glazing pattern; doorway and windows both flanked by pilasters with entablature and blocking course over, the latter rising above the centre bay to form a triangular panel. 2-panelled door; plain semi-circular fanlight. 3 further later Cl9 bays to the north-east. Sash windows 3 panes wide with moulded architrave frames, each window flanked by pilasters and with moulded entablature over. Slate roof, rising to form a pentice with roof of 2-storey early C19 wing (visible from garden front) to north-east of centre block with two flat-roofed dormers. Further bay to left demolished at time of inspection. Former one-storey later C19 block to north west with French casement, sidelights and window over and lean-to conservatory demolished at time of inspection. Garden front facing
south-east: centre block (early C19) of 3 bays and 3 storeys and basement. 2 south-western window bays to left hand bowed. Slate hipped roof. Rendered front. Dentil eaves cornice. Windows 3 panes wide in reveals. French casements with margin lights on ground floor in the 2 left hand bays; early C19 iron balconies to 1st floor windows in same bays. 4-light modern casement in 2nd floor window in right hand bay with modern French casement on ground floor. Doors within of contemporary date of 6 reeded panels. To left hand of centre block, a tall one-storey block of probably early C19 date. Hipped slate roof, dentil eaves, rendered front. 2 square blind panels above; on ground floor, a tall French casement with window 2 panes high x 4 panes wide above; flanked by louvred shutters. To right hand of centre block, a lower 2-storey, 1-bay block with slate gabled roof; of brick, once painted. Bowed 3-light sash window with glazing bars intact on 1st floor and late C20 glazed addition below. Adjacent to this, a 2-storey wing runs south-east, now called East Wing; in this is said to be the core of the earlier house. Brick front, formerly painted, with slate roof; rendered gable end and triangular brick buttress in English bond. 4 bays. Irregular fenestration including 2 segmental headed sash windows with thick glazing bars on ground floor. In south-east gable end, a double sash window, each part 3-panes wide. Fluted panelled shutters. One segmental headed sash window below. North
west front is rendered with hipped tiled roof with 16-pane cambered sash to first
floor, twelve-pane sash to ground floor and four-panelled door, the top two panels glazed. Attached to the north east are Flats One and Two, mainly red brick with tiled roof, central brick chimneystack and sashes with cambered heads.
INTERIOR: Front hall has a moulded cornice, elaborate wooden doorcase with brackets, chevron and fluted patterned frieze, similar wider doorcase, six-panelled door and red and black stone floor. Billiard room retains window shutters, a deeply moulded cornice and black marble fireplace. Staircase hall had lost original curved staircase in a fire but black stone floor with marble dots remained and a six-panelled door.
Dining room has a fireplace with wooden bolection moulding, panelling with dado rail and moulded cornice. Lounge has early C19 fireplace with pilasters and paterae, elliptical alcove, plastered cornice with leaf moulding and internal window shutters. Drawing room has an ovolo-moulded cornice and C18 wooden fireplace with central panel with urn and leaf decoration, corner panels with musical instruments and fluted pilasters with rams' heads and two six-panelled doors. Cellar has brick vaults and brick floors. At time of inspection the rooms to the upper floors to the central block had been destroyed by fire and only a C19 firegrate in an end wall was visible.
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Source: English Heritage
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