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IoE Number: 382716
Location: 20 ST JOHN STREET (south west side)
Photographer: Mr Geoffrey Carver
Date Photographed: 26 September 1999
Date listed: 05 February 1952
Date of last amendment: 05 February 1952
Grade II*

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LICHFIELDSK1109SEST JOHN STREET1094-1/8/153(South West side)

LICHFIELD SK1109SE ST JOHN STREET 1094-1/8/153 (South West side) 05/02/52 No.20 GV II* House, now office. c1700 with mid C18 and early C19 additions. Brick with plaster dressings; hipped tile roof with brick stacks. Double-depth plan with side and rear wings. Early Georgian style. 2 storeys with attic; symmetrical 4-window range. Plaster plinth and top cornice. Entrance has architrave and bracketed canopy; 4-fielded-panel door with 2 glazed panels. 2 basement lights; windows with brick flat arches and cross-casements; 2 gabled dormers with 2-light casements. Left return has small leaded light, lateral stack and wing with gabled 1st floor with cross-casement window over carriage way. Right return has 2 brick platt bands and 2 stair windows with flanking windows, all with cross casements, some with leaded glazing; 2 hipped dormers with 2-light casements and inserted entrance to left end; lateral stack and rainwater head with downspout. 2-storey C18 wing has platt band over ground floor, 3 windows with 12-pane sashes to each floor, coped gable end and end stack; C19 wing has segmental-headed window to each floor, one small-paned casement and 6-pane horned sash. Rear has 2 gables; varied fenestration, including tripartite sash to return of wing; rear of side wing has hipped roof over sashed window. INTERIOR: room to left has ovolo-moulded beam with run-out stops; room to left has early C18 panelling with dado rail, bolection-moulded fireplace with overmantel with egg-and-dart moulding to panel and scrolled relief frieze and drops, similar room above; dogleg stair has turned balusters and square newels with finials and pendants, bolection-moulded dado; 1st-floor room to left has angle fireplace with Delft tiles. A good well-preserved example of an early C18 town house.

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