54 Hill Grove Crescent,
Kidderminster, Worcestershire.


For F. J. Mayers.


The walls are roughcast, the windows are wood-framed with iron casements and the roofs are of red tiles.



Oakhill, photo courtesy of Dr. Jonathan Darby


Oakhill, photo courtesy of Dr. Jonathan Darby



Photo by A. Taylor



Photo courtesy of Dr. Jonathan Darby



Rear elevation, photo courtesy of Dr. Jonathan Darby


Photo courtesy of Dr. Jonathan Darby


Photo courtesy of Dr. Jonathan Darby



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Ground Plan
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Oakhill (Alan Brooks, Nikolaus Pevsner)


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The entry in Pevsner's Worcestershire (with Alan Brooks, 2007) reads:

In Hillgrove Crescent, S [of outer Kidderminster], late c19houses, including no.54, OAKHILL, built for the carpet designer F.J. Mayers by C.F.A. Voysey, 1899. Typical roughcast, with sloping buttresses, irregular green-painted casement windows, and tiled roof. Asymmetrical entrance front, the main more or less central gable with round-headed doorway; projecting gabled wing, L.
The garden front is even more characteristic, its R half with two canted bays (for dining and drawing rooms), the roof sweeping down between them. The L half is plainer, with a tall chimney as punctuation mark. Inside, a standard Voysey staircase doubling back above the front door; otherwise mostly altered.
No.51, opposite, roughcast, quite small, with hipped roof, may also be by Voysey, perhaps built for the coachman.

Source: Pevsner Architectural Guides at Yale University Press.

Link > www.voyseysociety.org


Description on Historic England

HILL GROVE CRESCENT 1. 5250 (south-east side) No 54 (Oakhill) SO 87 NW 2/54 18.10.74 II 2. 1899.
Design by C F A Voysey for F J Mayers. Two storeys. Irregular fenestration. Rough rendered. Tiled roof. Central gabled projection with 5-light window; 4-light window to gabled left-hand section; casements, including one to right with leaded panes. A round-headed doorway. Rear elevation has deep eaves swept down between parapeted 2-storey canted bays with leaded lights; long rectangular casement windows to ground floor; French window.



Link > Darby, Jonathan, ‘Discovering Oakhill’, The Orchard, Number 2, 2013, pp.46-53.

Link > Darby, Jonathan, ‘Oakhill discoveries’, The Orchard, Number 4, 2015, pp.62-65.


Link > David Cole, The Art and Architecture of C.F.A Voysey: English Pioneer Modernist.
       Images Publishing Group, Mulgrave, Victoria, Australia, 2015, p. 207 (rear elevation)


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