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1-13 Erskine Hill

Gazetteer No. G0188

Date 1908-20

Address Hampstead Garden Suburb London, Greater London NW11 6HA England


Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Grey brick with red dressings. Of 2 storeys and 3 window bays. Centre door, with red brick pilasters and small cornice above a blind tympanus which has a moulded plaster (or wood?) arabesque in a baroque pattern. Above is a high staircase window breaking into the roof as a half dormer. This window is set in a red brick projecting framework and is surmounted by a pulvinated frieze, cornice and pediment. Two dormers either side. The ground floor windows on either side of door are the normal sashes. The first floor windows are casements set in slight recesses in the brickwork. A return elevation of 2 window bays overlooks the forecourt of Nos 10 and 12. The elevation to Temple Fortune Hill has a brick canted bay, carried up as a parapet above the eaves and with a semi-circular headed window set in red brick pilasters and arch with small springing and keystones. A dormer window is behind the parapet. Featured chimney stack on this elevation. (Historic England, list entry 1078845) Architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. One block. Two storeys and dormers. Nos 2 and 8 are hipped roofed projections. Nos 4 and 6 (5 window bays) are recessed. The slope of the ground has brought ingenious differences into the treatment of the facade design. No 2 has a central door in Queen Anne style heavy frame, with fanlight of simple oval lozenge pattern. There is a cornice at first floor level and the first floor windows are half dormers with cornices above them. No 8 has a central door with architrave, pulvinated frieze, frieze block and cornice. Above the first floor windows the difference in height to the previously mentioned first floor cornice is made up by recessed brickwork panels. The first floor windows fill the space between cornices and eaves, with the exception of the centre window which rises into the roof as a half dormer and is clearly a staircase window. There are 2 hipped dormers. These do not appear on No 2. The stacks are of the characteristic Lutyens pattern. All is in grey brick with red brick dressings. Nos 4 and 6 have entrance doors at bays 1 and 5. Each door is of the same pattern as at No 8. The centre bay has a tradesman’s door of similar pattern to the front door of No 2. Above each principal door is a half dormer staircase window like that at No 8 and above are 2 hipped dormers. (Historic England, list entry 1294646)


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Also Cited In

Cherry B & Pevsner N (1998) LONDON 4: NORTH. The Buildings of England. New Haven: Yale University Press.

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1078845 1188653 1078844 1359053 1294646