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Furzedown House and Attached Conservatory, Now Theatre

A Grade II Listed Building in Furzedown, Greater London Authority

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Latitude: 51.4241 / 51°25'26"N

Longitude: -0.1512 / 0°9'4"W

OS Eastings: 528641

OS Northings: 171078

OS Grid: TQ286710

Mapcode National: GBR F4.2KQ

Mapcode Global: VHGRC.BGGM

Plus Code: 9C3XCRFX+MG

Entry Name: Furzedown House and Attached Conservatory, Now Theatre

Listing Date: 14 November 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065481

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207217

Location: Furzedown, Wandsworth, London, SW17

County: Greater London Authority

Electoral Ward/Division: Furzedown

Built-Up Area: Wandsworth

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Streatham St Paul, Furzedown

Church of England Diocese: Southwark

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Furzedown House and attached Conservatory, now Theatre

House now secondary school. 1800-02 altered and extended 1862-67 by James Thomas Knowles to include conservatory.

House gault brick, with hipped slate roofs. Stone dressings. Upper storey said to be refaced by Knowles. Main block, three storeys with two storey wings to south east and north west. Garden front in five bays with central three bays breaking forward slightly. Central entrance, now with pair of glazed doors, full height windows to left and right, some retaining small paned sashes, some with French windows. Upper two storeys have casements with top lights, but in original openings. Windows have flat gault brick arches. Moulded stone band between second and third storeys. Modillion cornice to oversailing eaves. Plain brick stacks with stone copings. Continuous verandah, reached by flight of stone steps, south-east return, two bays with three storey elliptical bow to one bay, retaining two ground floor original sashes (the third now French windows); upper storey sashes. Slender iron balcony to left floor of bow. Rendered band across second bay. Flight of five elliptical steps to ground floor.

Entrance front similarly detailed, with added porch of 1860s with stone balustraded parapet. Retains ground floor sashes with glazing bars. Two storey wing to south-east, has to north-west tall ground floor windows beneath semicircular headed arches with radial glazing bars.

Interior: open well staircase, with cast iron balustrade of 1860s. Moulded mahogany rail. Most ground floor doors are of six raised and fielded panels in moulded architraves, with entablature above set on moulded brackets. Said to be an original grate set in carved chimney piece.

Single storey canted bay and two storey two bay block to conservatory. Limestone. Felt-clad barrel roof. Garden front in seven bays with set back additional single bays to each end. Symmetrical garden front with central entrance, reached by flight of seven stone steps. Semicircular headed full height openings with plain glazed French windows, between pilasters with rosettes to the necking: pierced circular motif to the spandrels. Segmental pediment above entrance, the tympanum bearing elaborate relief showing crowned figure paying homage to a rustic belle, with supporting figures. Stone parapet of pierced circles. Single bay to right similarly detailed. To left, central bay similarly detailed, flanked by blank panels between pilasters.

Interior: cast iron barrel vault with latticed ribs tapering to the crown, and supported on pierced brackets into pendentives resting on piers between the windows. End walls in three bays reflecting detailing of exterior, with frieze of linked pierced circles, and pilasters, paired between arched openings, detailed on the exterior.

Listing NGR: TQ2864171078

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