GREYFRIARS HOUSE
 Also known as Merlshanger and Wancote.
 The Hog's Back, near Puttenham, 
 Surrey. 
1896 - 1897.

 For Julian Sturgis.

 

Various alterations and extensive additions have been made since Voysey's time.
Additions and alterations by H. Baker, 1913.

 

 

Link > RIBA Drawings Collection

Walter Shaw Sparrow, Our homes and how to make the best of them, p.100

The Burlington Magazine, vol. CXI, p.42
Academy Architecture, vol. 12, 1897
Duncan Simpson, CFA VOYSEY, p. 44, fig.16
The Orchard, Number Six, Autumn 2017, p.71

 

Ground plan and first floor plan,
published in: Academy Architecture, vol. 12, 1897,
published in: The Orchard, Number Six, Autumn 2017, p. 71.
Link >
RIBA Drawings Collection

 

 

Ground floor plan and south elevation of preliminary design,
Link > RIBA Drawings Collection

 

 

Stables and lodge, preliminery design.
Link > RIBA Drawings Collection

 

 

Greyfriars, photo by Simon Caunt on flickr

 

 

Photo by Barrie Heptonstall, 2007

 

 

Photo by Heinz Theuerkauf, 1976

 

 

Photo published in Hermann Muthesius, Das englische Haus, 1904

 

 

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North side
Photo published in: Hermann Muthesius, Landhaus und Garten, p.156

 

 

Photo by Heinz Theuerkauf, 1976

 

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Photo by Paul Lyons on Historic England (Images of England)

 

 

Photo published in: Nikolaus Pevsner, Pioneers of Modern Design

 

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Lodge,
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Lodge,
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Entrance lodge, photo by Paul Lyons on Historic England (Images of England)

 

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Drawings Courtesy of The Royal Institute of British Architects.
Photographs, drawings, perspectives and other design patterns
at the Royal Institut of British Architects Drawings and Photographs Collection.
Images can be purchased.
The RIBA can supply you with conventional photographic or digital copies
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Link > RIBA Drawings Collection (Greyfriars Images)

Link > RIBA Drawings Collection (Voysey Images)

 

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Link > www.revolvy.com

Link > Wikipedia
 

Link > Black & White Photos on Flickr taken in 1976


 

House description on Historic England

SU 94NW WANBOROUGH C.P. HOGS BACK 8/120 Greyfriars GV II*

House. 1896 by C.A. Voysey for Julian Sturgis, extended to the west in 1913/14 by Herbert Baker. Whitewashed roughcast with smooth ashlar dressings, hipped slate roof swept out at eaves. 2 storeys and attic in gables and under flat lead roofed, leaded casement dormers. Multiple ridge stacks to left end, left of centre, right of centre,and right end. Tiled pentice drip-course over ground floor, deep boarded eaves. Stone dressed leaded casement fenestration. Entrance front: irregular broken roof line. Hipped 2 storey range to left 3-windows on first floor and large battering buttresses to right. Steep gable over narrow bay the other side of the buttress 2 windows on the first floor and one large mullioned and transomed window below. Taller square tower to centre with roundel window over 4 first floor windows, irregularly placed, and ground floor door. Gabled bay and wing to right with first floor windows in continuous strip, 4 windows below. Slight projection, chamfered, to right end. Main entrance to right of centre in chamfered edge, stone, recessed porch with block modillion hood. Garden front: large gable to left end with slits in apex. 3 dormer windows buttressed to right end. Irregular leaded casement fenestration, 9 windows across first floor, 7 below. 2 storey square bay to left with continuous window strip on both floors, smaller square bay to right. Single storey extension to left end. Return wall to right end with arched door giving access to service court. Interior: some fittngs survive, mainly locks and keys. Board doors. Wood and stone fireplace surrounds, coved ceilings.

PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971 pp 267-8)

 

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Description of Entrance Lodge and Former Stable block and Cottage on Historic England (Images of England)

Entrance Lodge and former stable block and cottage. Circa 1898 by C.A.Voysey. Pebble dash and roughcast with stone dressings, slate roofs, hipped and swept eaves; pyramidal lead roof over central tower. Arched entrance tower with flanking lower wings, quadrant wall to rear extending to square cottage on west end to right of entrance.

Entrance Lodge: Central tower with angle pier buttresses. 6 small windows between stone band over arched stone dressed entrance. Single storey wings either side with end diagonal buttresses and central ridge stacks. Projecting bay to left with two 4- light casement windows. 5 casement windows in right hand wing. Doors to rear. Flat roofed extension to rear right behind wall containing two planked doors . Square cottage to end, one storey and attic with pyramidal roof. End stacks to corners on right. 3 windows on ground floor, part glazed door in roof dormer.

PEVSNER: BUILDINGS OF ENGLAND, SURREY (1971) pp 267-8

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References:

The Builder's Journal & Architectural Record, IV, 1896, p. 70; VI, 1897-98, p. 333; X, 1899-1900, pp. 48 & 56.
 
Academy Architecture, 
XII, 1897, p. 37.
 
Architectural Review,
I, 1897, p. 327.

 Dekorative Kunst,
I, 1897, pp. 245 & 250.

 The British Architect,
XLIX, 1898, p. 292.

 House,
IV, 1898-99, p. 162.

 The Builder,
LXXIX, 1900, p. 192.

 W. Shaw Sparrow, The British Home of Today, 1904, p. 6.

 Hermann Muthesius, Das moderne Landhaus, 1905, pl. 145.

 The Architect, LXXVI, 1906, p. 404.

 Hermann Muthesius, Landhaus und Garten, 1907, p. 156.

 W. Shaw Sparrow, Our Homes and How to Make the Best of Them,1909, p. 100.

 David Gebhard, Charles F. A. Voysey, fig. 54.


"Recollections and reflections of an inveterate Voysey visitor, part 2",
  by Richard Havelock, in: The Orchard, Number Six, Autumn 2017, pp. 64-81.

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 Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects,
      C.F.A. Voysey, by Joanna Symonds, D. C. Heath, Farnborough 1976.
RIBA Drawings Collection, p. 39

 

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Catalogue of the Drawings Collection of the Royal Institute of British Architects,
      C.F.A. Voysey, by Joanna Symonds, D. C. Heath, Farnborough 1976.
RIBA Drawings Collection, p. 40

 

 

 

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