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Numbers 1 and 2 and Brick Retaining Walls, Walks and Pair of Motor Houses

A Grade II Listed Building in Garden Suburb, London

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Latitude: 51.5751 / 51°34'30"N

Longitude: -0.1821 / 0°10'55"W

OS Eastings: 526071

OS Northings: 187810

OS Grid: TQ260878

Mapcode National: GBR CZ.DR9

Mapcode Global: VHGQK.SNLX

Plus Code: 9C3XHRG9+25

Entry Name: Numbers 1 and 2 and Brick Retaining Walls, Walks and Pair of Motor Houses

Listing Date: 28 November 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1259686

English Heritage Legacy ID: 462626

ID on this website: 101259686

Location: Hampstead Heath, Barnet, London, NW11

County: London

District: Barnet

Electoral Ward/Division: Garden Suburb

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Barnet

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Jude-on-the-Hill Hampstead Garden Suburb

Church of England Diocese: London

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31-0/28/10123 (South West side)
Hampstead Garden Suburb
Nos.62 AND 64


Pair of houses, 1928-9, to the designs of Charles Cowles Voysey; No.2 designed for the architect himself. Brick in Flemish bond with brick stacks. Roof of handmade pantiles. Two storeys. Treated as double ended hall house with cross wings ending in hipped roofs. Entrances at far ends of hall range, each set in Georgian aedicule with overlight; doors of original design. Twit ten passage in centre, to party wall, with broad lateral ridge stack above. Two units originally of identical interior plan: entrance foyer to stair hall (balustrade of original material) lit by long window to the 1-rear; dining room and sitting room in crosswings. Stone fire " surround of original design to No.2; cornices and original joinery not executed according to original scheme; some hardware of original design. Single-storey motor houses framing forecourt; hipped and pan tiled roofs. An exceptionally subtle design which bears comparison with the house that C. H. James designed for himself in Fairway Close, No.3, nearby: in both cases the architects were playing with vernacular forms and the idea of historical growth; at the same time that they were altering these proportions for artistic effect. Cowles Voysey here merged the image of a late medieval crosswinged house with a C17 lobby entrance house (see the position of twit ten door relative to lateral stack at centre} , overlaying the amalgam with Georgian detail and stretching the proportions. The pair of motor houses play an important role in articulating this complex image: placed close to the main block and further down the slope of Bunkers Hill, they suggest the forced aerial perspective of late C17 engravings. A very intellectual design that repays careful study.

Listing NGR: TQ2607187810

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