Laurel Villa / 8 Lowwood Road

20 Mar 2004
Laurel Villa, 8 Lowwood Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, CH41 2SR
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8 Lowwood Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside, CH41 2SR
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SJ3188 LOWWOOD ROAD 789-1/11/97 (North side) 21/07/87 No.8 (Formerly Listed as: LOWWOOD ROAD (North side) No.8 Laurel Villa)


House. c1840. Probably by Walter Scott. Lined out stucco with concrete tiled roof. 2 storeys, L-plan with advanced full-height gabled porch in the angle. Crow-stepped gable to porch with Tudor arched doorway with hood mould continuous over flanking lancet lights. 2-light mullioned window above with hood mould. Stone shield and finial at gable apex, said to be the crest of Lord Baden Powell. Projecting gabled wing to left has full-height canted bay window with sashes divided by mullions to first floor, the larger lower sash window inserted in the later C19. Coping to gable above. Coped gabled range to right has full height squared bay with 2- and 4-light mullioned windows. Side and rear wall stacks. Interior said to contain open string stair with stick balustrade and moulded newels, and sky-light above stair with painted glass panel depicting rural scene of cows by river. The house forms part of the original Clifton park development, laid out by Scott during the 1840's.

Listing NGR: SJ3192088326


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1513 IOE Records taken by Brendan Oxlade; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Brendan Oxlade. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Oxlade, Brendan

Rights Holder: Oxlade, Brendan


Concrete, Stucco, Tile, Georgian House, Victorian Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Model Dwelling