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Statutory Address:

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

Greater London Authority
Wandsworth (London Borough)
Non Civil Parish
National Grid Reference:
TQ 24073 74906


ST JOHN'S AVENUE SW15 1. 5033 No 18 (Rosslyn Tower) TQ 27SW 3/4 5.7.74 II 2. Rosslyn Tower, built in the 1870's is a brick and stone building of irregular plan covered with a series of steeply pitched and gabled roofs which, together with chimney stacks and pots (some in Tudor style) break the top of the building into an asymmetrical skyline which is dominated by a 4-storey tower to the rear capped by a pointed slate roof. The basic material of the building is yellow brick with darker yellow, blue and red brick for relieving arches, quoins and diaper pattern. The window dressings and string courses are in stone. The main part of the house is 2-storeys high plus an attic with gabled dormer windows and is 3-windows wide; the left-hand part contains one window and is set forward with a gable front. Doorway approached through a porch with gabled slate roof. All gables have highly decorated bargeboards with timber finials at the apex. The 2 ground floor windows are of full height the one to the left being set forward in a square stone-faced bay to provide a balcony with decorated stone parapet to the first floor window above. The 2 windows on the left have hoodmoulds. The right-hand windows form a 2-storey canted bay. Also to the right is a stable block with rooms over. The front elevation is completed by a symmetrical composition of matching brick wall and gateposts complete with machicolated and crenellated caps.

Listing NGR: TQ2407374906


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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: 04 Nov 1999
Reference: IOE01/02038/01
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard Hunter. Source Historic England Archive
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