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Oakhill, Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Date: 1896

Client: Frederick J. Mayers

Listing: Grade II

 

The entry in Pevsner's Worcestershire (with Alan Brooks, 2007) reads:

In Hillgrove Crescent, S [of outer Kidderminster], late c19houses, including no.54, OAKHILL, built for the carpet designer F.J. Mayers by C.F.A. Voysey, 1899. Typical roughcast, with sloping buttresses, irregular green-painted casement windows, and tiled roof. Asymmetrical entrance front, the main more or less central gable with round-headed doorway; projecting gabled wing, L.

The garden front is even more characteristic, its R half with two canted bays (for dining and drawing rooms), the roof sweeping down between them. The L half is plainer, with a tall chimney as punctuation mark. Inside, a standard Voysey staircase doubling back above the front door; otherwise mostly altered.

No.51, opposite, roughcast, quite small, with hipped roof, may also be by Voysey, perhaps built for the coachman.

Oakhill

Photograph by Dr Jonathan Darby.


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