Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

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Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby Vinegar Tom » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:39 pm

I tried to post this up last night , but I messed up and lost it after embedding loads of photos :|
Ah well , here goes again....

I got a chance to visit a couple of Victorian terraced mansions in the West End. They are being converted from student accommodation into residential flats. A lot of original features still in place or uncovered by the works. Must have been a very swanky address back in the day.

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Stained glass
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Mosaic floor
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wallpaper
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Murials
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They papered over that!!
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Hallway fireplace
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Hallway
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Best Room
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Fireplace
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I had to knock hell out of the moulding pictures to try to bring out the detail as unfortunately I don't know any better
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Servant's quarters
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Upper corridor
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Upper hallway
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Upper rooms
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Upper stairs
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Victorian glass
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Ground floor hallway
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Skylight
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Dusty knob
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Asbestos shed
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Dodgy chair
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Luxury apartments
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Larger versions here http://www.flickr.com/photos/21085771@N03/sets/72157612843682167/
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Re: Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby Wee Minx » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:13 pm

Wow....stunning 8O
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Re: Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby mr moto » Sat Jan 24, 2009 2:59 pm

Wonderful picture,s thank,s for posting them . :)
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Re: Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby Ronnie » Sat Jan 24, 2009 6:56 pm

Very nice to see inside Lancaster Terrace. According to the Glasgow volume of the Buildings of Scotland series, this was built around 1875-76 as "an incomplete composition of three villas linked together to form a terrace". The book has more to say about Westbourne House, at the corner with Clevedeon Road, but not about the remarkable interiors you have illustrated. Thanks.
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Re: Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:07 pm

Fantastic post!!! And they are turning it over to students ? :cry:

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Re: Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby Dave » Sat Jan 24, 2009 8:14 pm

HollowHorn wrote:Fantastic post!!! And they are turning it over to students ? :cry:

:)


Not like you to slip HH, but it's the opposite. The soap dodgers have been given the boot.
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Re: Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby dazza » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:11 pm

That fireplace is identical to one which was stolen from the mysterious Acre House!

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What's the chances of that?
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Re: Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby dimairt » Thu Dec 10, 2009 8:34 am

Interior of a former mansion, converted for use as a shelter.

Le durachd,

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Re: Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby sunnysider » Thu Dec 10, 2009 9:40 am

Vinegar Tom

Those pictures are absolutely enchanting. Could look at them all day.

In fact, since I am now in work, I think I will.

Thanks.
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Re: Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby Doorstop » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:02 am

I missed this the first time around.

What a stunning residence and how anyone thought that allowing students free reign inside was a good idea is beyond me. Looks like the place got away pretty much unscathed though - the glass is absolutely breathtaking.

Lovely set.
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Re: Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby Lucky Poet » Thu Dec 10, 2009 11:39 am

Same as what he said.

There was clearly some serious wealth going on there. Good to see nice things survive for a change.
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Re: Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby Josef » Thu Dec 10, 2009 7:29 pm

dimairt wrote:Interior of a former mansion, converted for use as a shelter.

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What is that on the door, Eddy? Meaning - stained glass, painted glass, or something stuck on to the panes?
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Re: Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby Vinegar Tom » Thu Dec 10, 2009 10:40 pm

Dimairt - thanks for sharing - looks like a fascinating building. I take it you are not able to go beyond "west end" for location ( presuming "shelter" makes it sensitive )?
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Re: Victorian terraced mansions in the West End

Postby dimairt » Fri Dec 11, 2009 7:47 am

Vinegar Tom wrote:Dimairt - thanks for sharing - looks like a fascinating building. I take it you are not able to go beyond "west end" for location ( presuming "shelter" makes it sensitive )?


Yes, that's right.

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