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14-16 Hans Road, London

Date: 1891

Client: Archibald Grove MP

Listing: Grade II

Pevsner's London 3: North West (with Bridget Cherry, 1991) says:

Hans Road. Nos 14-16 are by Voysey for Archibald Grove, MP, 1891 – among his earliest work. The funny little oriel windows are still a sign of his dependence on Shaw, but the rhythm of the facades is deliberately different from that prevailing in the neighbourhood: horizontal not vertical, with reduced storey heights, horizontal windows with unmoulded mullions, a curving parapet instead of gables, and the two porches tied together and decorated with a little Arts and Crafts ornament. The doors and surrounds are typical of the architect. (Original panelling inside No 16).

Wendy Hitchmough (CFA Voysey (Phaidon, 1995), p.230) says that, "Although the Black Book dates these buildings 1891, the preliminary drawing for them is dated 15th May 1892". However, The British architect of 18th March 1892 stated that the houses "are being built" at that date (p.208).

Voysey also designed no.12, but this was built by A.H. Mackmurdo.

Hans Road

Image from The British architect, 18th March 1892.


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