TY BRONNA.


St Fagan's Road, Fairwater, on the outskirts of Cardiff,

South Glamorgan, Wales.

1903

For W. Hastings Watson.

 

Stables 1904.

Alterations since Voysey's time.

 

RIBA Drawings Collection
Image on www.archiseek.com


 

 Ty Bronna,  House near Cardiff, Perspective, RIBA Drawings Collection

Image taken from The modern home; a book of British domestic architecture for moderate incomes;
a companion volume to "The British home of to-day", p. 55, edited by Walter Shaw Sparrow.

 

 Ty Bronna,  House near Cardiff, Plans, RIBA Drawings Collection

Image taken from The modern home; a book of British domestic architecture for moderate incomes;
a companion volume to "The British home of to-day", p. 55, edited by Walter Shaw Sparrow.

 

 

 

 RIBA Drawings Collection

 

 

 

Ty Bronna, Saint Fagan's, Glamorgan, Wales, Photo Courtauld Institute of Art

 

 

Photo Courtauld Institute of Art

 

 

Photo by living room on flickr

 

 

Photo by living room on flickr

 

 

 

Photo by locus imagination on flickr

 

 

Ty Bronna, photo by No Swan So Fine on Wikipedia

 

 

Ty Bronna, photo by No Swan So Fine on Wikipedia

 

 

Ty Bronna, photo by No Swan So Fine on Wikipedia

 

 

Photo by living room on flickr

 

 

Photo by locus imagination on flickr

 

 

Photo by living room on flickr

 

 

Photo by locus imagination on flickr

 

 

Photo Courtauld Institute of Art

 

 

Ty Bronna, photo by No Swan So Fine on Wikipedia

 

 

Ty Bronna, photo by living room on flickr

 

 

Ty Bronna, stable block (1904), photo by living_room on flickr

 

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Link > RIBA Drawings Collection:
           
Design for Ty-Bronna, St Fagan's Road, Fairwater, Cardiff, for Hastings Watson:
            plan, elevations and section of the stable block
(design II)
        

 Link > RIBApix: all Voysey Images

 

Link > Set on Flickr by living room

Link > Photos by locus imagination on Flickr

Link > Description and photo on Flickr

 

Link > https://britishlistedbuildings.co.uk

 

Link > https://coflein.gov.uk

 

 

The entry in Pevsner's Glamorgan (by John Newman, 1995) reads:

Fairwater. TY BRONNA, St Fagans Road, 1m W. (headquarters of the South Glamorgan Ambulance Service). This is real Voysey, with all his personal traits. Designed, for Hastings Watson, in 1903, with finishing touches extending to 1906. First to catch the eye is the STABLE BLOCK of 1904, built close to the road. Clean white outline, gables at each end, with battered angle buttresses. The house stands higher up the hillside among trees. Voysey exploited the slope by placing the entrance at the short W end, so that he could open up a five-arched veranda almost the full width of the S front, which faced the view over the valley of the River Ely. Two full storeys above that and an all-embracing hipped roof. At the angles battered buttresses from ground to eaves. The staircase immediately inside the front door is denoted by vertically proportioned windows, and one oeil-de-boeuf. The principal rooms are towards the E, the drawing room lit by a long, low window within the recessed veranda, and given a bowed E window and an oeil-de-boeuf to the S. The exterior has been spoilt by the infilling of the veranda arches and a crude balcony parapet. Inside, the typical timber STAIRCASE survives, rising immediately beyond the front door. Semicircular arch at its head, opening into a long, generously glazed vestibule with original fireplace. Floors of slate.

Source: Pevsner Architectural Guides at Yale University Press.

Link > www.voyseysociety.org

 

 

Ty Bronna, Cardiff

Ty Bronna is a Grade II* listed building on the outskirts of Cardiff.

It was built in 1903–06 for Hastings Watson and was the only

house in Wales designed by C. F. A.Voysey, the important and

influential domestic architect. The architect’s original designs survive.

There are some differences between these and the completed

building. The house has three storeys and is clad in roughcast render

with ashlar stone surrounds framing intricate steel casement windows.

The house was converted for hospital and then ambulance service

use in the mid-twentieth century but when it first came before the

Council in 1998 it was unoccupied and derelict and had suffered

from theft and vandalism. Subsequently it was damaged by a fire,

but the view was taken that it was still possible to repair and restore

the building.

Recognizing its importance, the Council recommended grant for

emergency works to protect the building from the elements while

a scheme of restoration was prepared. Further grant to the owners,

the Cadwyn Housing Association, facilitated the restoration of the

property. The works have now been completed and the result is an

important building once more being used for housing.

Source: www.cadw.wales.gov.uk Forty-Seventh Annual Report 2002–03

 

References:

The Builder's Journal & Architectural Record, XIX, 1904, p.308.

W. Shaw Sparrow (ed,), The Modern Home, 1906, p.55.

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

 

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