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List Entry Summary

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


List entry Number: 1294655



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

County: Greater London Authority

District: Hounslow

District Type: London Borough


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 21-May-1973

Date of most recent amendment: 29-Oct-1990

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 202394

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 10/10/2012

TQ 2078 10/251 21.05.73

BARLEY MOW PASSAGE, W4 Voysey House (Formerly listed as Warehouse)


Sanderson's wallpaper factory, building now offices. 1902, by C F A Voysey for Messrs Sanderson; alterations 1968 and 1987. Glazed white brick in English bond with Staffordshire blue brick now painted black to plinth, bands and opening surrounds; Portland stone dressings; late C20 felted roof. 4-storeys with 1987 roof-top flat; 4½ x 2 bays, the eastern bay containing stairs, lift and toilets. Original small-pane steel-framed windows to east side, otherwise replacement early-mid C20 metal casement windows; windows segmental-arched with dripmoulds and on all but east side occupying full width of bay; circular windows to 3rd floor. Bays defined by giant butresses, within which are air vents, smaller on 3rd floor and rising above parapet. Stone cornice to 2nd floor and to shaped parapet. South, entrance, elevation has round-arched entrance to bay 4 with recessed replacement doors; left-hand ground-floor window now entrance; metal quadrant caps in buttress angles; east bay blind apart from 3rd-floor window which replaces entrance to former bridge, spanning road, across to Sanderson's main factory building. North elevation: east bay has narrower round-arched windows, the 3rd floor blind; ground floor windows of 2 right bays blocked, with one inserted door. West end: ground floor windows altered, that on right blocked and with 1987 round-arched fire-escape door; that on left now entrance. East end: left bay has round-arched doorway and various windows, some flat. Arched; 1968 windows to 3rd floor. Interior: cast-iron columns, reducing in diameter on successive floors, support steel joists and corrugated-iron-shuttered arched concrete floors. Stair rises around lift shaft. Roof originally was double pitched with glazed north sides; north parapet lined with glazed white brick to reflect light down through roof. An important Arts and Crafts factory building and the only industrial building which Voysey designed. The Buildings of England, Middlesex, N Persner (1951) p37; Edwardian Architecture, A Service (1977) pp128, 131; Charles F A Voysey, Architect, D Gebhard (1979), p 27; The Great Perspectivists, G Stamp (1982) p148.

Listing NGR: TQ2075378440

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Gebhard, D, Charles FA Voysey Architect, (1979)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Middlesex, (1951), 37
Service, A, Edwardian Architecture a Handbook to Building Design in Britain 1890-1914, (1977), 128
Stamp, G, The Great Perspectivists, (1982), 148

National Grid Reference: TQ 20753 78440


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