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Voysey House, Barley Mow Passage, Chiswick, London

Date: 1902

Client: Sanderson & Sons

Listing: Grade II*

Pevsner's London 3: North West (with Bridget Cherry, 1991) says in Chiswick: Perambulation 2: High Road:

A little further W, where the lane becomes Barley Mow Passage, is VOYSEY HOUSE, built in 1902 as an extension to Sanderson's wallpaper factory opposite. By CFA Voysey; his only factory building, and a clean and charming design. White glazed brick with ground floor and dressings in Staffordshire blue brick (now painted black). Three floors of large horizontal segment-headed windows and a fourth with small circular windows. Buttresses (housing ventilation shafts) ending with flat 'mortarboard' projections like wooden bedsteads in the Arts and Crafts taste. A tall parapet curves gracefully between them. The interiors are equally satisfactory; well lit, and given character by shallow concrete barrel-vaults above corrugated iron shuttering. The supporting iron columns are progressively slenderer on each floor. Well restored from 1989 by Lawrence & Wrightson (with a roof-top flat tactfully behind the parapet).

Voysey House


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