Listed Building

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Address/Name of Site


Status: Designated


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Date Added
Local Authority
Planning Authority
NT 25657 72231
325657, 672231


Almost certainly R ThorntonShiells, circa 1865, 2-storey, 3-bay villa with lower 2-storey wing recessed to outer left; subdivided. Stugged and snecked ashlar; polished window dressings with droved margins and chamfered reveals; stop-chamfered quoins; dividing band of diamond-pattern incontrasting sandstones.

E (ENTRANCE) ELOEVATION: steeply pitched gabled timber porch at centre, with encaustic tiled floor, 4 detached piers, shaped rafters, grey slate roof with bands of green fishscale slates; shouldered and architraved door surround; panelled door; plate glass fanlight; tripartite vestibule door with etched glass panels. Bipartite windows at ground floor flanking centre to right and left with disengaged column-mullions and foliate capitals (windows operate behind) mullions as 4-pane sash and case); bipartite window detailed as above breaking eaves in piend-roofed and lead-finialled dormerhead at 1st floor centre; single windows breaking eaves and roofed asabove in bays.

Lower recessed bay with piended roof to outer left; modern single storey porch at re-entrant angle; single 1st floor window breaking eaves as above.

N ELEVATION: blank (abutted by modern garage).

S ELEVATION: secondary entrance.

W ELEVATION: single storey piend-roofed service wing projecting to outerleft; irregular fenestration; single window breaking eaves in piend-roofed dormerhead to right; 2-storey advanced bay to outer right; secondary entrance at ground floor; single window breaking eaves above.

4-pane sash and case windows; 2 fixed pane windows with borders to W. Grey slate piended roof; lead flashing; 2 wallhead stacks with sawtooth coping to S; single wallhead stacks to N and W; some original rainwater goods.

INTERIOR: not seen 1990.

High mutual boundary walls; low boundary wall to street. Single storey garage attached to N.

Statement of Special Interest

This house bears considerable resemblance to 55 Dick Place, which is documented in Blackie as being built in 1862 by R Thornton Shiells. Particular points of similarity are the detached window mullions, the porch details, the stack treatment, and the distinctive dormerheads to the 1st floor windows.



PO Directory 1867; OS 1877; Blackie (publisher), VILLA AND COTTAGE ARCHITECTURE (1868).

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