MYHOLME.


170 MERRY HILL ROAD
  BUSHEY, HERTFORDSHIRE.

1904

Convalescent home for twelve children. Now a private house.

For Miss Edith Lilian Somers.

1911 additions and alterations.

 

 

Photograph by W.H. Hoather of Myholme soon after completion (about 1911).
Published in The Orchard, number nine, autumn 2020, p.104.

 

 

Photo by Bushey Museum and Art Gallery on pl-pl.facebook.com (about 2015)

 

Myholme, photo by oveandlilac on picuki.com (about 2010)

 

 

Myholme, Bushey, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

 

Myholme, Bushey,
Photo published in Recent English domestic architecture being a special issue of The Architectural Review,  
edited by Mervin E. Macartney, 1908, p.171.

 

 

Myholme, Bushey, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

 

Myholme, Bushey, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

 

Myholme, Bushey, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

 

Myholme, Bushey, Ground Floor Plan,
Recent English domestic architecture being a special issue of The Architectural Review,,  
edited by Mervin E. Macartney, 1908, p.173

 

 

Myholme, Bushey, Bedroom Plan,
Recent English domestic architecture being a special issue of The Architectural Review,,  
edited by Mervin E. Macartney, 1908, p.173

 

 

Link > Preliminary design for Myholme, convalescent home for children, 170 Merryhill Road, Bushey, for Miss Edith Somers: plans and elevations (RIBA)

 

Description on Historic England

TQ 19 SW BUSHEY MERRYHILL ROAD (North side) Bushey 10/140 No. 170 - (Myholme).
Former boy's convalescent home, now house. 1904 and altered 1911 for Miss E.Somers by C.F.A.Voysey. Roughcast brick, stone dressings. Hipped tiled roof. Arts and Crafts Style. Long 2-storey rectangular block with a prominent roof. Front to road: ground floor left, blocked door with strap hinges flanked by 3 and 4-light windows, to right 3 by 3-light windows, all casements with leaded panes, stone blocked surrounds and mullions. Tile dripcourse running full length between storeys. First floor: 6-light vertical stair window to left of centre, 2 by 3-lights to left, 4:2:1 lights to right. Battered angle buttresses. Boxed eaves. Ridge stacks near left end and to right of centre with segmental heads. To rear, now entrance front: gabled entrance porch to right. Flanked by 2 and 1-light windows. Tile dripcourse. First floor: 3 single lights. Right return from road is 1 bay, 4 light windows. Left return has a ground floor French window, a short wing with a separate lower hipped roof projects to rear left. A segmental headed hatch on the ground floor with heart ornament to strap hinges on door. Linking wall to garage. Interior: heart ornament to strap hinges and door plates. (Pevsner 1977).

 

References:

The Builder's Journal & Architectural Record, XX, 1904, pp. 271 & 272.
 
The Architect,
LXXVIII, 1907, p. 408.

Macartney, M.E., Recent English domestic architecture, vol.1 (Architectural Review, 1908), pp.171&173

Nikolaus Pevsner, The Buildings of England, Hertfordshire, p.122.

Deborah Spring, Hertfordshire Garden History Volume 2: Gardens Pleasant, Groves Delicious

Chris and Morag Kane, 'Myholme and Tilehurst: The Voysey houses of Bushey', The Orchard (no.4, 2015), pp.28-34.

Christopher Jordan, 'Myholme addendum', The Orchard (no.9, 2020), p.104.

David Cole, The Art and architecture of CFA Voysey : English pioneer modernist architect & designer, 2015.

 

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