Thursday, July 12, 2012

Kelmscott House

Grade II* listed. Substantial house. Circa 1785. Brown brick. 3 storeys, basement and dormers. 5 windows wide. Central entrance. Timber doorcase with Ionic pilasters, entablature with pulvinated frieze and bracketed cornice. Square headed sashed windows; glazing bars. Parapet. Dormers. Addition to left of 2 storeys. 1 window wide. Interesting interior features. Commemorative tablets to 1. Construction of first electric telegraph here by Sir Francis Ronalds, 1816; 
2. William Morris who lived here 1878-96;
3. George MacDonald, Poet and Novelist, who lived here 1867-1877

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