119 Clapham Road

11 Sep 2000
119 Clapham Road, Lambeth, Greater London, SW9 0HP
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

The following building shall be added:

TQ 3077 CLAPHAM ROAD (east side) 963-/7/10024 No. 119


Villa. Completed and occupied in 1821. Stock brick with hipped slate roof and stacks to sides.

L-shaped plan on two storeys, comprising two rooms to left and one to right, with central stair.

Symmetrical facade with deep eaves and gauged brick heads to windows; modified sashes (no glazing bars) to first floors with shutterboxes under, the ground floor originally had full-height casements, of which fragments and shutterboxes remain. Original four-panel door, the upper panels replaced by glazing, in attenuated Roman Doric doorcase, from which one wooden column survives. Rear elevation with central staircase window with coloured margin-light glazing.

Interior. Entrance hall with mutule cornice; elsewhere cornices and architraves are richly moulded with beads and deep grooves in the Soanic manner of the 1820s as elaborated by the inventive if anonymous local builder. Handsome staircase with sinuous mahogany handrail and stick balusters, skirtings, cornices and architrave window and door surrounds make this house an exemplar of late Georgian domestic joinery. Fragments of fireplace in bedroom, some dado panelling in central closet, now bathroom.

Included as an early example of the Italianate villa, here set as a counterpoint to the terraced ribbon development of South London, and for the quality of its internal joinery.

Listing NGR: TQ3087477040


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1165 IOE Records taken by Les Kerry; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Les Kerry. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Kerry, Les

Rights Holder: Kerry, Les


Brick, Slate, Georgian Villa, Agriculture And Subsistence, Land Use Site, Domestic, House, Dwelling