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Gordondene, Wimbledon, Surrey

Date: 1899

Client: Lieut.-Colonel Sir Cecil Edwin Fitch (1870-1940), barrister-at-law.

Listing: not listed

  • Black Book entry 186
  • Photographs & drawings
  • Publications
    • Brandon-Jones, J., 'An architect's letters to his client : some letters written by the late C.F.A. Voysey to the late Sir Cecil Fitch, between August 1899 and May 1901', The Architect and building news, (June 3rd, 1949), pp.494-498. Full text available

 

 

Originally Gordon Dene. Gordon was the maiden surname of the client's wife.

The entry in Pevsner's Surrey (with Ian Nairn and Bridget Cherry, 1971) reads:

GORDON DENE. No.15 Prince's Way (Wimbledon), 1899 by Voysey, with a large double-gabled r. addition. Typical of Voysey’s free neo-Tudor, with its roughcast and stone window surrounds. The interior is much altered.

The house was badly damaged by a V2 rocket during World War 2 and finally demolished after the death in 1959 of Lady Fitch. The site was redeveloped for flats by the London County Council.

Gordondene north elevation

The house as designed (entrance front), but not as built.


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