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The Elms - Green Lane Wolverton
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Norfolk12
N 52° 03.654 W 000° 48.432
30U E 650323 N 5770080
Quick Description: The majority of the Victorian Houses in Wolverton were built for the Railway Co . for their workers, this house was built for Dr Harvey. and is now divided into two houses.
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/21/2009 3:50:55 PM
Waymark Code: WM5MF1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member sfwife
Views: 5

Long Description:
Picturesque composition with domed stair tower.
Designed by E Swinfen Harris for Town & Works surgeon,
Dr Harvey - house, surgery and coach house 1903. Extended 1906.

Within the town there is a rich but limited palate of materials that are used in Victorian and Edwardian workers’ housing:

Welsh slate, both conventional rectangular and fish-scale;
Red brick;
Bath stone for dressings;
Terracotta tile ridges and chimney pots;
Sash windows with a wide variety of glazing patterns;
Foot scrapers;
Panelled and part-glazed front doors, some with stained glass;
Terracotta architectural mouldings used for cornices and storey and sill bands and as isolated panels;
Coloured and encaustic tiles and some mosaics for doorsteps;
Engineering brick and tiled paths;
Cast iron guttering and downpipes, some with decorative fixings
Cast iron front railings and gates (although only one original domestic example survived the World War II scrap metal appeals)

details from Mk heritage site
Public/Private: private

Year Built: 1903

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Tours Available?: Not listed

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