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TQ 28588 86501



TQ2886NE HOLLY VILLAGE 798-1/13/922 Nos.1-12 (Consecutive) 10/06/54


Group of 12 former estate cottages. l865. By HA Darbishire. For Baroness Burdett-Coutts. Built by William Cubitt employing Italian craftsmen for the wood carving. Multi-colour stock brick with stone dressings; slate roofs with decorative cresting. Substantial 2-storey cottages in cottage ornee style picturesquely grouped around a private garden entered from street through an archway flanked by 2 cottages. EXTERIOR: Nos 1 & 2 and entrance: central gabled drop archway, inscribed "Holly Village erected by AGB Coutts AD 1865", surmounted by a small crowstep gable with oriel window of 3 pointed lights at the apex and flanked by carved stone figures under carved wooden aedicules flanked by dormers; main gable with wooden lattice bargeboard. Carved wooden Gothic 2-stage lantern on ridge flanked by pairs of elaborate stone dressed chimney-stacks. Smaller arches flanking entrance form porches to gabled cottages with central projecting bays. Right hand cottage, No.2, with 3-light bay window having pointed arches on colonnettes at ground floor; floor 2 round-arched lancets and lozenge above; wooden lattice bargeboards with finials; pairs of elaborate stone dressed chimney-stacks. Left hand cottage, No.1, with 2 pointed arch windows at ground floor; 1st floor 3-light bracketed casement with penthouse roof, flanked by diaper brickwork; a roundel above; similar bargeboards and chimneys. No.3: detached gabled and dormered cottage with attached, asymmetrically positioned 3-storey elaborate Gothic tower; ground floor forming main entrance portico with trefoil arch on clustered columns, enriched band at 1st floor level continuing around the house, traceried lancets under pointed arcading at 1st floor, 2nd floor paired pointed traceried windows set in studding with herringbone brickwork nogging; elaborate wooden parapet with carved wooden gabled spirelets. Pointed slate roof surmounted by gabled spirelet. To right, traceried window of 3 pointed lights at ground floor; 1st floor with 2-light dormer having pierced bargeboards. Cusped bargeboards with finials; elaborate chimneys. No.4: detached gabled and dormered cottage with projecting right hand bay. Main entrance porch to left with pitched slated roof and carved wooden drop arch on colonnettes. Ground floor to right hand bay projecting with 2 gabled windows and

slated penthouse roof. Enriched band at 1st floor level continuing around the house. Traceried 2-light pointed window at 1st floor with lozenge over. Carved bargeboards of wave design and finials; elaborate chimneys. Nos 5 & 6: semi-detached gabled and dormered pair. Entrances on returns. Outer bays projecting, each with window of 3 pointed lights to ground floor, enriched band at 1st floor continuing around the house, 2nd floor window of 2 pointed lights and lozenge above. Central bays each with bay windows of 4 pointed lights with continuous penthouse roof forming gables at windows; 1st floors each with 2-light dormers with pierced bargeboards. Carved bargeboards with finials and central stack of 8 clustered chimneys flanked by paired chimneys, all with stone dressings. Nos 7 & 8: semi-detached gabled and dormered pair with diaper work and enriched 1st floor band. Asymmetrically placed projecting bay having 5 pointed light canted bay window with penthouse roof at ground floor and traceried 2-light pointed window at 1st floor with lozenge over. Slated entrance porch to right with wooden bargeboards forming trefoil arch on colonnettes; traceried 4-light pointed window. 2nd floor with two 2-light dormers having pierced bargeboards. Left hand return of projecting bay with verandah entrance having slated roof and patterned wooden supports. Carved and pierced bargeboards with finials and clustered chimneys. Nos 9 & 10: semi-detached gabled and dormered pair similar to Nos 5 & 6 with exception of ground floor windows to central bays being flush. No.11: detached gabled and dormered cottage with diaper work to 1st floor and enriched 1st floor band. Main entrance at angle of main range and projecting right hand bay. Porch of pointed arcading, with trefoil entrance arch on geometrically patterned base; slated mansard roof with gable over entrance arch. Traceried 3-light pointed window to left and 2-light and 1-light dormers with pierced bargeboards to 1st floor. Projecting bay with 3 individual pointed lights at ground floor and bracketed bay window of 3 pointed lights and roundel above at 1st floor. Cusped bargeboards with finials and enriched rectangular chimney-stack at angle of cross roofs. No.12: detached gabled and dormered cottage with diaper work to ground floor and 1st floor on right return. Main entrance in projecting 3 storey Gothic tower at right hand angle. Ground floor forms porch with entrance of cusped pointed arch on colonnettes flanked by carved roundels. Enriched band at 1st floor level continuing around the house. 1st floor with 3 lancets under elaborate wooden bracketed gable hoods with carved gargoyles at angles and geometrically patterned studding above. 2nd floor with studding forming traceried

blind arcading and central 2-light traceried pointed arch dormer windows. Carved wooden spirelets at angles and pointed roof. Central bay with single pointed light at ground floor and 2 pointed lights at 1st floor. Projecting left hand bay with traceried 3-light pointed window to ground floor and similar 2-light window with lozenge over at 1st floor. Carved and pierced bargeboards with finials. Elaborate chimney-stacks at angle of cross roofs. INTERIORS: not inspected. HISTORICAL NOTE: a model venture for private rent to those on considerable incomes. Holly Village was never lived in by her estate workers or Coutts Bank clerks. The Village was purchased by its tenants in 1921.

Listing NGR: TQ2858886501


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Date: 04 Jun 2005
Reference: IOE01/14499/04
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