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Good Hope

A Grade II Listed Building in Merton, Merton

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Latitude: 51.4259 / 51°25'33"N

Longitude: -0.2122 / 0°12'44"W

OS Eastings: 524390

OS Northings: 171173

OS Grid: TQ243711

Mapcode National: GBR BL.Z0S

Mapcode Global: VHGRB.8FN7

Plus Code: 9C3XCQGQ+94

Entry Name: Good Hope

Listing Date: 21 August 2002

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031862

English Heritage Legacy ID: 489756

Location: Village, Merton, London, SW19

County: Merton

Electoral Ward/Division: Village

Built-Up Area: Merton

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Wimbledon

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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1329/0/10055 HIGHBURY ROAD
21-AUG-02 2
Good Hope


House. Designed and built in 1905 by the architect Spencer Carey Curtis (1865-1945) for Petrus Cornelius van den Poel Hiddingh in "Cape Dutch"style. Painted stucco. Pitched hipped green slate roof with projecting eaves and tall stuccoed chimneys with wide cornice.
EXTERIOR: Two storeys and basement, flat dormer through gutter. Seven bays wide, penultimate bays projecting from front and back in coped Dutch gables above vestigial pilaster capitals. Front entrance in curved Tuscan columned porch in right projecting bay, name over. Front door has leaded stained glass panels either side. Windows metal-framed, Diocletian to right of entrance and same position on garden front extended into French window. Venetian windows to both projecting bays, front and back. Upper floors have smaller windows under eaves and small circular ones in end bays. Wide flat dormer to east, eaves lower. Rear elevation has a central Tuscan colonnade and a later C20 conservatory added.
INTERIOR: Oak staircase with splat balusters and gallery, original oak panelled doors to study and living room and architraves, living room fireplace, wood block floors, all skirtings, door and window ironmongery, plinth blocks and mantelpieces.
HISTORY: This house was clearly inspired by "Groote Schur", designed by Herbert Baker for Cecil Rhodes in Westbrook Cape Town in 1900, the prototype of the revival of the Cape Dutch style. Curtis was in Cape Town while "Groote Schur" was being built and it is known that his wife Edith painted "Groote Schur".
[North east Perspective of "Good Hope" in Priaulx Library Guernsey.]

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