The Orchard.

1899

Shire Lane,
Chorleywood,
Hertfordshire.

House for C.F.A. Voysey and Mary Maria Voysey.

 

Voysey left the Orchard in 1906.
1913 new bay windows added to front of house (study).

 

Contemporary photo,
published in David Gebhard, Charles F. A. Voysey Architect, fig.79, p.139.
RIBA Photographs Collection

 

RIBA Photographs Collection

 

 

Photograph by William Edward Gray,
RIBA Photographs Collection

 

 

The Orchard, Chorleywood, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

The Orchard, Chorleywood, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

The Orchard, Chorleywood, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

The Orchard, Chorleywood, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

Photos published in Stuart Durant, CFA Voysey, p. 79
Link > RIBA Collection

 

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Contemporary photographs and drawings published in
Charles Holme, Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, 1901,
> C. F. A. Voysey "The Orchard" pp. 181-186 & 189-193. <
Complete PDF version (54 MB) of the Charles Holme book,
housed at the University of Toronto.

Voysey, The Orchard,
published in Charles Holme, Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, p.181

 

 Plans and elevation published in Tim Benton and Sandra Millikin (Open University), Art Nouveau 1890-1902

 

The Orchard, South Elevation and North Elevation,
published in Charles Holme, Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, p.182

 

The Orchard, Ground Plan and Bedroom Plan,
published in Charles Holme, Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, p.183

 

The Orchard,
published in Charles Holme, Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, p.184

Link > RIBA

 

The Orchard, The Hall,
published in Charles Holme, Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, p.185

Link > RIBA

 

The Orchard, Staircase,
published in Charles Holme, Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, p.186

 

The Orchard, Dining Room,
published in Charles Holme, Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, p.189

 

The Orchard, Dining room,
published in Charles Holme, Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, p.190

 

The Orchard, Dining Room,
published in Charles Holme, Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, p.191

 

The Orchard, Study,
published in Charles Holme, Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, p.192

 

The Orchard, Bedroom,
published in Charles Holme, Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, p.193
Link > RIBA

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Image on max-liu.org

 

Upper stair hall
photo in David Gebhard, CFA Voysey, pl.85, p.143
RIBA Photographs Collection

 

Study,
photo in Duncan Simpson, C.F.A. VOYSEY an architect of individuality, p.50
RIBA Photographs Collection

 

Study
RIBA Photographs Collection

 

Dining room
RIBA Photographs Collection

 

The Orchard, Dining room, perspective by T. Raffles Davison,
 image on collection.cmoa.org

 

Dining room
RIBA Photographs Collection

 

Bedroom
Link > RIBA

 

Colour-Scheme of the Dining-Room, looking from the Hall into the Dining-Room.
From a scetch in water-colours by Wilfrid Ball.
Published in Charles Holme,
  Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration, p. 187.
Publisher: Offices of  'The Studio,' London, Paris, New York, 1901.

 

 

The Orchard, image on images.lib.ncsu.edu

 

The Orchard, Chorleywood, photo courtesy of John Trotter

 

Photographs and Drawings Courtesy of The Royal Institute of British Architects.
Photographs, drawings, perspectives and other design patterns
at the Royal Institut of British Architects Drawings and Photographs Collection.
Images can be purchased.
The RIBA can supply you with conventional photographic or digital copies
of any of the images featured in RIBApix.


Link > RIBApix: Images of The Orchard

Link > RIBApix: all Voysey Images

 

Link > Black & White Photos on flickr taken in 1976

Link > www.artsandcraftsdesign.com (Photos and drawings)

 

Pevsner's Hertfordshire (with Bridget Cherry, 1977) says:

CHORLEYWOOD. The architectural significance of Chorleywood is connected with the name of Charles FA Voysey, who built himself a house here in 1900-1. It is called THE ORCHARD and situated in Shire Lane. The garden front is especially characteristic, with two identical gables (with Voysey's typical tiny ventilation slits), but a gentle, carefully balanced asymmetry in the centre. Some of the trees in conjunction with which the house was meant to have been seen have been replaced. Inside, the hall with the staircase and fireplace is one of the best Voysey designed. The metalwork such as the door hinges as also in the daintiest Voysey fashion.

Source: Pevsner Architectural Guides at Yale University Press.

Link > www.voyseysociety.org

 

Description on Historic England:

TQ 09 NW CHORLEYWOOD SHIRE LANE (Southeast side) Chorleywood 5/107 The Orchard 16.7.75 GV I House. 1899-1900 by C.F.A. Voysey for himself, altered 1913. Roughcast brick, stone and tile dressings. Green slate roof. Arts and Crafts Style. A simple rectangle on plan with the roof hipped over 2 gabled cross wings at ends. 2 storeys and attics. Slate paving up to entrance at right end of central range between cross wings. Round arch to recessed porch. Original door with wrought iron strap hinges ending in heart shapes, heart shaped letter box. Mullioned windows with stone surrounds, leaded lights. To left of entrance 3 lights with 4 lights above on first floor. Continuous tile dripmould over ground floor. Deep boxed eaves to centre with moulded guttering. Right cross wing has a ground floor projecting flat topped rectangular bay added 1913, ashlar on roughcast base, 4 lights with 2 light returns, 4 lights on first floor. Left cross wing has ground floor 4 and 3 lights, first floor 4 and 1 lights. Triple ventilation slits in both attics. Moulded trim to gables. Outer slope to left swept down over 1 storey outshut. At end is an inscribed slab with name of the house in lettering designed by Voysey. Large roughcast axial stack with a tile coped triangulated cap and terracotta pots to left of centre. Similar stacks on outer slopes of cross wings. Garden front: garden door at right end of central range, original door with top lights, cellar windows, small windows above, 4 lights on ground floor, 2 and 3 lights on first floor, boxed eaves as at front. Each cross wing has a 4 light window on each floor. Continuous tile drip mould over ground floor and over first floor in wings, triple ventilation slits in gables with moulded trim. Outshut to right with 1 and 2 light windows. Battered buttress at left end. Right return from front: 2 circular windows with tile drip moulds. A 3 light flat topped dormer towards front with a moulded head. Left return from front: original glazed kitchen door with moulded heads. Moulded boxed eaves. Interior: slate paved hall with tiled fireplace and staircase enclosed by simple vertical slats, elsewhere tiled and cast iron chimneypieces, low picture rails, wrought iron hinges and knobs to doors. (Pevsner 1977: J. Brandon-Jones et al.: C.F.A. Voysey, 1978: D. Simpson: C.F.A. Voysey, 1979).

 


 References:

Duncan Simpson, C.F.A. VOYSEY an architect of individuality, London 1979.

Wendy Hitchmough, C F A VOYSEY, Phaidon Press, London 1995, pp.124-131, 136-139.

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

Drawings and photographs from The Orchard published in Charles Holme,
Modern British Domestic Architecture and Decoration,
1901, pp.181-194
.

"The Orchard", by C. F. A. Voysey, Architectural Review, X, 1901, pp.32-38.

"Remarks on Domestic Entrance Halls", by C. F. A. Voysey, The Studio, XXI, 1901, pp.242-246.
   Digitalized by the University of Heidelberg

Country Life, VI, 1899, pp.389-390.

The Ideal House, USA, January 1907, pp.3-11.

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The Hall is the centre of Voysey's composition.

The mediaeval origin of THE HALL and CROSS GABLES at either end
 
explained by Hugh Braun in An Introduction to English Mediaeval Architecture.

 

Hugh Braun, An Introduction to English Mediaeval Architecture, p. 237

 

 

Hugh Braun, An Introduction to English Mediaeval Architecture, p. 244

 

 

Hugh Braun, An Introduction to English Mediaeval Architecture, p. 245

 

 

Link > Hall Houses on http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Hall_house

Image on Wikipedia

 

 

Image on Wikipedia

 

Literature:
The Late-Medieval Open Hall House 1180-1530

Link > https://medarch.co.uk/open_hall.html

 

 

Great Dixter,
Manor house, 15th century
Link > Book

 

 

Great Dixter, The Hall,
Manor house, 15th century
Link > https://archive.org

 

 

Unstone Hall,
Photo on cashewnut.me.uk,
taken from A Miniature History of the English House, by J. M. Richards.

 

 

Ground floor plan
Penshurst Place, Kent
published in Hermann Muthesius, Das englische Haus

 

The Hall
Penshurst Place, Kent
published in Hermann Muthesius, Das englische Haus

 

Plas Uchaf, Corwen, The Hall,
photo on Wikipedia

 

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CROSS GABLES at either end are a vernacular tradition.

EXAMPLES

 

Yelford Manor, late 15th century,
Photo on countrylife.co.uk

 

 

Ilkley Manor House,
photo www.yas.org.uk (The Yorkshire Archaeological & Historical Society)

www.ilkleymanorhouse.org/history-of-the-manor-house

www.ilkleymanorhouse.org

 

 

Published on archiseek.com

 

 

Published in Hugh Braun, An Introduction to English Mediaeval Architecture

 

 

Farmhouse on www.tomblesonassociates.com

 

 

Photo by Hywel Williams on geograph.org.uk

 

 

Photo on www.tree-ring.co.uk

 

 

Guild of St. John, Deritend, Birmingham, The Old Crown,
Link > wikiwand.com

 

 

The Swan Hotel at Lavenham.
 Photo by John Houghton, Lavenham.co.uk

 

 

Ancient Priors, 49-51 High Street, Crawley, photo on wikiwand.com

 

 

Manor Farm, North Luffenham, Rutland, 1640.
Photo by Steve Cadman on flickr

 

 

Snitterton Hall (16th century), photo by Paul BD Heaton on flickr

 

 

Snitterton Hall, photo by stu on flickr

 

 

Worcester, Friar Street, photo by Tudor Barlow on flickr

 

 

Penarth, near Newtown , Jeremy Bolwell, (geograph.org.uk) Wikipedia
Penarth (Newtown and Llanllwchaiarn)
Penarth is a two storey hall house with two forward projecting gabled wings.

 

 

Althrey Hall, Bangor on Dee. Watercolour by John Ingleby 1794 (Wikipedia)

 

 

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