Architectural details

Pevsner, in The Buildings of England, describes Mornington Grove: On the west side tall pairs of houses c.1860; they seem unusually grand for the area. Three storeys, eclectic detail: bracketed eaves and tripartite windows which are pedimented on the ground floor, arched on the first floor. [Pevsner The Buildings of England – London 5: East p.619. Cherry, O’Brien & Pevsner, Yale University Press 2005]

Soffit – bracketed eaves:

bracketed eaves

Tri-partite windows, bracketed sill, pediment above:

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Tri-partite arched windows:

windows arched

Grade II listed buildings describes the houses thus: Late C19. In pairs except Nos 16 to 20 form a small terrace. Stock brick with wide bracketed eaves and soffit* to hipped** slate roofs. 3 storeys and basement, 2 windows each, centres slightly advanced on each side of shallow brick groove which divides paired houses. Ground floors with 3 light windows, stuccoed architraves bracketed sills and pediments above. 1st floors have a 3 light and a single round headed window. Above similar with flat arches. Doors arched with stucco dressings carried up into unusual keystones. Balustraded steps. Blind, full height, recessed brick arches in side facades.

*soffit: the underside of an architectural structure such as an arch, a balcony, or overhanging eaves.

** hipped roof: A  hipped roof, is a type of roof where all sides slope downwards to the walls.. Thus a hipped roof house has no gables or other vertical sides to the roof.

Shallow brick groove:

shallow brick groove

Doors arched with stucco dressings carried up to unusual keystones. Balustraded steps:

Unusual keystone

Strange apparently purely ornamental, but somehow ecclesiastical pillars mark the division between houses:


Ornamented brickwork, end wall of St George’s Terrace (now 21 Mornington Grove), facing Archibald Street:




Coal hole and front porch tiling, No. 23 (formerly No. 7 St George’s Terrace):


Decorative panels beneath bow-windows on east side terrace:

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