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The Orchard, Chorleywood, Hertfordshire

Date: 1899

Client: C.F.A. Voysey

Listing: Grade I

 

Pevsner's Hertfordshire (with Bridget Cherry, 1977) says:

CHORLEYWOOD. The architectural significance of Chorleywood is connected with the name of Charles FA Voysey, who built himself a house here in 1900-1. It is called THE ORCHARD and situated in Shire Lane. The garden front is especially characteristic, with two identical gables (with Voysey's typical tiny ventilation slits), but a gentle, carefully balanced asymmetry in the centre. Some of the trees in conjunction with which the house was meant to have been seen have been replaced. Inside, the hall with the staircase and fireplace is one of the best Voysey designed. The metalwork such as the door hinges as also in the daintiest Voysey fashion.

The Orchard


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