NUMBERS 1 AND 2 AND BRICK RETAINING WALLS, WALKS AND PAIR OF MOTOR HOUSES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1259686
Date first listed:
28-Nov-1996
Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 1 AND 2 AND BRICK RETAINING WALLS, WALKS AND PAIR OF MOTOR HOUSES, 1 AND 2, BUNKERS HILL

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Location

Statutory Address:
NUMBERS 1 AND 2 AND BRICK RETAINING WALLS, WALKS AND PAIR OF MOTOR HOUSES, 1 AND 2, BUNKERS HILL

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
Barnet (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 26071 87810

Details

BARNET TQ2587 CORRINGHAM ROAD 31-0/28/10123 (South West side) Hampstead Garden Suburb Nos.62 AND 64

GV II

Pair of houses, 1928-9, to the designs of Charles Cowles Voysey; No.2 designed for the architect himself. Brick in Flemish bond with brick stacks. Roof of handmade pantiles. Two storeys. Treated as double ended hall house with cross wings ending in hipped roofs. Entrances at far ends of hall range, each set in Georgian aedicule with overlight; doors of original design. Twit ten passage in centre, to party wall, with broad lateral ridge stack above. Two units originally of identical interior plan: entrance foyer to stair hall (balustrade of original material) lit by long window to the 1-rear; dining room and sitting room in crosswings. Stone fire " surround of original design to No.2; cornices and original joinery not executed according to original scheme; some hardware of original design. Single-storey motor houses framing forecourt; hipped and pan tiled roofs. An exceptionally subtle design which bears comparison with the house that C. H. James designed for himself in Fairway Close, No.3, nearby: in both cases the architects were playing with vernacular forms and the idea of historical growth; at the same time that they were altering these proportions for artistic effect. Cowles Voysey here merged the image of a late medieval crosswinged house with a C17 lobby entrance house (see the position of twit ten door relative to lateral stack at centre} , overlaying the amalgam with Georgian detail and stretching the proportions. The pair of motor houses play an important role in articulating this complex image: placed close to the main block and further down the slope of Bunkers Hill, they suggest the forced aerial perspective of late C17 engravings. A very intellectual design that repays careful study.



Listing NGR: TQ2607187810

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
462626
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 12 Mar 2006
Reference: IOE01/15242/31
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