Now known as 'Ropes and Bollards'.

Ropes Lane, Fernhurst,


For Mrs E. F. Chester.


1919 extended on the S side; 1949 divided into two.



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Oakhurst, photo courtesy of John Trotter


Oakhurst, photo courtesy of John Trotter


Oakhurst, photo courtesy of John Trotter



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Voysey, Oakhurst, photo meisterdrucke.com


 published in David Gebhard, Charles F. A. Voysey, fig. 89, p. 147.
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Elevations and section,
published in Wendy Hitchmough, C F A Voysey, p. 174.
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Floorplans on savills.com (2017)



Oakhurst, photo courtesy of John Trotter



Vernacular example of a double gable roof on an early 17th-century house at Treowen

Treowen House, 17th-century,
Photo by Jessica Aidley, geograph.org.uk. (Wikipedia)

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The entry in Pevsner's Sussex: West (with Elizabeth Williamson, Tim Hudson, Jeremy Musson & Ian Nairn, 2019) reads:

FERNHURST. ESE of the main village are some unusually good early C20 houses: 3/8m ESE, off Ropes Lane, is OAKHURST (now divided in two, one Ropes and one Bollards), by Voysey, 1901. Long, low, roughcast, with Voysey's characteristic shallow windows, with large grid-like mullioned and transomed window to the hall, and paired gables facing the lower terraced garden; all built into the hill, with Voysey's judicious use of topography for additional drama, the narrow gable-ends soaring up from the terrace – in similar integrated spirit to Voysey's Hurtmore (later New Place, Haslemere, Surrey). Voysey was apparently initially employed by two sisters, Mrs Chester and Miss Coats (daughters of a Paisley cotton and thread industrialist), but after moving in, they fell out. Miss Coats bought land on the other (W) side of the lane, and employed J Percy Hall to build ASHURST, c1904, ... .

Source: Pevsner Architectural Guides at Yale University Press.

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The Builder's Journal & Architectural Record, XIII, 1901, pp. 37 & 44.

House and Garden, III, 1903, pp. 258-9.

Wendy Hitchmough, CFA  VOYSEY, London 1995, pp. 174-5.

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




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