High Gaut (White Cliffe),

St Margaret's at Cliffe, Kent.

1914

For P. A. Barendt.

 

A pre-existing building remodelled and extended by Voysey. Later known as Fairway, and now High Gaut.

According to Joanna Symonds, a small, compact two-storey house
has been transformed into a rectangular bungalow with two bay windows on one side and a hipped roof.

 

 

Photo by Peter Davey, Arts and Crafts Architecture, pl. 89, p. 96.

 

 

High Gaut, St Margaret's at Cliffe, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

 

High Gaut, St Margaret's at Cliffe, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

 

High Gaut, photo by Daniel Stilwell on twitter

 

 

 

Link > RIBA Drawings Collection

 

 

Link > RIBA Drawings Collection

 

 

Drawings published in The British Architect, 25th September 1914.

 

 

Text from The British Architect, 25th September 1914, p.184.

 

 

Pevsner's Kent: North & East (with John Newman, 2013) says:

ST MARGARET'S, SOUTH FORELAND. One or two holiday cottages in idyllic isolation on the cliff top looking straight across to France. Among them HIGH GAULT [sic] (but as Fairway), by Voysey, 1914. It is the Voysey style reduced to its essentials, one-storey roughcast walls, with two mullioned bay windows, under a huge grey-green hipped roof. No concession is made to the position and the view. But the tall, strong chimneystacks are of purple engineering brick, proof against sea spray.

Source: Pevsner Architectural Guides at Yale University Press.

 

Description on Historic England

TR 34 SE ST MARGARET'S AT CLIFFE THE FRONT (south Foreland)
6/55 High Gaut
GV II
House. 1914 by C.F.A. Voysey. Roughcast with green slate roof, with blue-grey glazed brick stacks. One storey, with large hipped roof, and large stacks to end left, centre and rear right. Two canted bay windows, with parapets breaking the eaves line, with continuous strip of metal casements in stone surrounds. Entry by half-glazed door in right return. Called Fairway when built. (See BOE Kent II 1983, p.437)

 

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Reference:

The British Architect, LXXXII, 1914, p. 184.

 

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