This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SJ3088 ASHVILLE ROAD 789-1/10/16 (South East side) 28/03/74 Nos.59 AND 61 with gatepiers to garden
Pair of houses. c1840-50. Possibly by Walter Scott. Ashlar-faced with Welsh slate roof. Picturesque assymetrical French Renaissance style. 2-storeyed with attics, each dwelling differently planned and oriented. Right-hand unit faces the park, with advanced gabled wing to right of narrow full-height gabled porch. Elevation to street has advanced gable to the right, with 2-light window on each floor. Lower window has stressed voussoirs and keystone, upper window a broken pediment. To the left of this, the 2 storeys are raised over a basement, and each floor has 3 narrow round-arched windows, linked on the first floor by a continuous string course. Left-hand unit has more compact plan, with central entrance hall and main bay in advanced Dutch gable to right. Flat roofed porch runs across left-hand sections, with blocked round headed window and segmentally-arched doorway with paired panelled doors. Octagonal turret over door perhaps houses staircase. 2-light windows with flat arched heads with stressed voussoirs in right-hand gable, and above to left, with small Dutch gable over. End wall stacks. Paired panelled gate piers with shallow pyramidal copings to each house. The houses form part of the original development of Birkenhead Park, laid out by Joseph Paxton in 1844-47.
Listing NGR: SJ3049588971
© Dr Geoffrey Court. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Court, Geoffrey
Rights Holder: Court, Geoffrey
Ashlar, Welsh Slate, Victorian House, Monument (By Form), Domestic, Dwelling, Gate Pier, Unassigned
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