For Miss E. Somers.

1911 additions and alterations.

Children's home. Now a private house.




 Photo by Mr V. M. Geduld LRPS on


TQ 19 SW BUSHEY MERRYHILL ROAD (North side) Bushey 10/140 No. 170 - (Myholme) - II 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).



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The Builder's Journal & Architectural Record, XX, 1904, pp. 271 & 272.
 The Architect,
LXXVIII, 1907, p. 408.
 Architectural Review,
1908, pp. 171-173.


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