West Herefordshire

This attractive 18th century villa had a poor porch added to protect the front door. It obscured the fanlight and generally detracted from the pleasing façade.

The owners commissioned a sympathetic replacement to transform the appearance of the principal elevation, and this decorative fretwork design is based on an 18th century original in Kingston-on-Thames, Surrey. The roof is lead, and the framing is painted galvanised steel, hand forged in Bristol. The ensemble sits on a new moulded plinth of Forest of Dean stone. Finally the original decorative fanlight was reinstated.

First photograph courtesy ehouse, London.

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