now Sunnybank.

 Shire Lane, Chorleywood,


 For Dr H. R. T. Fort, although nominally built for the Reverend Matthew Edmeads.


House and doctor's practice. Near The Orchard.

The walls are roughcast, the windows have stone dressings and iron casements and the roofs are of red tiles.



Link > Photo by Phil Beard on flickr



Contemporary photograph of the front elevation
published in Wendy Hitchmough, CFA Voysey, p. 147.
RIBA Photographs Collection.
There are three photographs of the house at the RIBA.



Hollybank, Chorleywood, photo courtesy of John Trotter


Hollybank, Chorleywood, photo courtesy of John Trotter


Hollybank, Chorleywood, garden view, photo courtesy of John Trotter


Hollybank, Chorleywood, garden view, photo courtesy of John Trotter


Hollybank, Chorleywood, west elevation, photo courtesy of John Trotter



Unexecuted design,
published in Stuart Durant, CFA Voysey, London 1992, p. 108.
Link > RIBA Drawings Collection

NOTES: The ground floor plan shows the two entrances to the house,
one for the family and the other for the patients with the waiting room
and consulting room on either side of that second entrance (Source: RIBA)



Plans and elevations,
published in Wendy Hitchmough, C F A Voysey, p. 146, figs. 8 & 9



Link > RIBA Drawings Collection


Link > RIBA Drawings Collection



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 > RIBA Drawings Collection: Hollybank Image

Link > RIBA Drawings Collection: all Voysey Images



Description on Historic England

TQ 09 NW CHORLEYWOOD SHIRE LANE (Southeast side) Chorleywood
5/109 Sunnybank 16.7.75
House. 1903-4 by C.F.A. Voysey for Dr. H.R.T. Fort. Roughcast brick, stone and tile dressings. Tile roof. Arts and Crafts Style. Double gable 4 window front. Entrance to right with a large moulded hood projecting on wood brackets, original door with top lights. Mullion windows with stone surrounds and tile dripmoulds, leaded light casements, 2 lights to right and 3 lights to left of entrance, 2 and 4 lights on first floor. To left recessed in an arched entrance way with the tile dripmould stepped up over the arch is original kitchen door with top lights. 2 lights to left and 3 lights to right of entrance. 2 and 3 lights on first floor. Battered buttresses at ends and at centre. Crenellated rainwater head at central valley. 3 light windows without stone mullions inserted in each attic. Triple ventilation slits in gables. Central axial ridge is taller and is hipped down to cross wings which have roof swept down at both ends. Large cross axial roughcast stack with curved cap behind left gable. Right return has a similar stack with 1 bay of 2 light casements. Garden front: 2 gables with fenestration and buttresses as at front. Original glazed garden door to left. 1 light and datestone to left, 4, 4 and 1 lights to right. First floor 4,3 and 1 lights asymmetrically disposed. Inserted attic windows. Tall stack to right of centre. Door with strap hinges in outshut to right. Left return from right has 1 bay of 2 light casements and this 1 storey out shut with a hipped roof. Another original door and a garage in front of which is a paved yard with a blind arcaded wall to left. Interior: original fireplaces, staircase, strap hinged doors, ventilation grates and furnishings. Formerly known as Hollybank.
(Pevsner 1977: D. Simpson: C.F.A. Voysey, 1979).



The Builder's Journal & Architectural Record, XX, 1904, pp. 270-1.

Wendy Hitchmough, CFA  VOYSEY, London 1995, pp. 160-3.

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




In 1864 the Voysey family moved to Healaugh near York.
When Voysey designed Hollybank he may have remembered the double gables of the Herbert House in York that was probably built about 1620.
Though the main house has twin gables, a drawing of 1827 by George Nicholson shows three gables,
so it is possible that it originally included the block to the east now occupied by the Golden Fleece Inn.
Link > www.yorkconservationtrust.org

The Herbert House in York with double gables.
 Photo by North Yorkshire Cameraman on Flickr.



The Herbert House in York with double gables.
Photo by papabear9 on Flickr.



The Elizabethian townhouse was built in the late 1590s with double gables,
image on archiseek.



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