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SJ92SW NEWPORT ROAD 590-1/2/80 (North side (off)) 17/12/71 Upmeads and attached terrace walls
House and attached terrace walls. 1908. By Edgar Wood. Edwardian Free style. MATERIALS: brick with ashlar dressings; flat concrete roof. PLAN: double-depth. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys with attic; symmetrical north, entrance, front has recessed concave centre with central attic storey rising behind Recessed moulded corners; plain stone-coped parapet, enriched to centre. Entrance has ashlar surround with enriched projecting lintel with recess; plain ashlar surrounds to end entrances, that to left behind wall to kitchen court. All windows have flat-faced mullions; ground floor has 3-light windows flanking entrance with 4-light windows to ends; recessed centre has 3-light 1st floor and attic windows in ashlar strip, low relief panel incorporating initials between windows; 1st floor has single lights flanking recess and 2 windows of 2 lights to each side. Kitchen court has 2 round-headed entrances with doors with slatted panels, one with round notch for ?cat. Right return has 3-light windows and full-height canted bay window to right end with 1:5:1-light windows, central ground floor window is transomed; rainwater head dated 1908. Right return has lateral stack and flanking lights to forward break to left end, 4-light transomed window and inserted small-paned window to ground floor. Garden front has recessed centre, entrance with ashlar canopy and glazed door, tall ashlar panel over has tall window to 1st floor. Ground floor has 2 transomed windows of 2 lights to left and 7-light transomed window to right, similar 1st floor windows without transoms. Terrace has low stone-coped wall, central recess with opposed steps to round landing, wall behind with concave centre, projection to each end with ball finials to angles. INTERIOR: 2-storey entrance hall to garden front has groin vault, round-headed entrance with glazed door to rear, below round arched opening with balcony; room to left has concave end wall with panelling, cupboards and marble fireplace with simplified Ionic pilasters; room to right has later C17 style panelling, fireplace of 2 coloured marbles and radiator in wood cover; groin-vaulted corridor to rear and entrance hall with stair rising between walls to right; 3-panel doors; 1st floor has corridor with round end skylights; room to right with cornice and wallpaper said to be original, stylised flowers on narrow vertical stripes, marble fireplace; room to right has panelled end wall with marble fireplace; 2 rear rooms have relief plaster friezes and ceilings, one with corner cupboard and strapwork fireplace. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: formal garden to south and west. The house is an example of very advanced design for its date with well-preserved interior; "one of the most interesting houses of that date in the whole of England", Pevsner. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N and Nairn J: Staffordshire: London: 1974-; Service A: Edwardian Architecture: London: 1977-; Partnership in Style: Edgar Wood and J Henry Sellars: Manchester: 1975-: 55-57).
Listing NGR: SJ9096522344
Copyright IoE Mr Chris Ayre. Source Historic England Archive
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Ashlar, Brick, Concrete, Victorian House, Monument <By Form>, Domestic, Dwelling, Wall, Barrier, Terraced Garden, Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Garden, Rainwater Head, Water Supply And Drainage