TQ3270 : St Valery, Beulah Hill

taken 8 years ago, near to West Norwood, Croydon, Great Britain

St Valery, Beulah Hill
St Valery, Beulah Hill
A large Victorian villa, now flats, by local architectural rebel Sextus Dyball (see also: TQ3370 : Rockmount, Church Road) in 1880. Built of yellow stock brick with decorative bands of red brick and with a prominent tower. Grade II listed.
Dyball was a speculative builder-architect who designed a number of buildings in the area. Jonathan Meades wrote of him that he was "a local builder to whom all devotees of inspired ugliness and sinister gracelessness will be forever indebted. Did Dyball know what he was doing? Did he have any idea of the sensations that his creations would provoke? It is improbable that he was out to shock. Rather, it seems that he ... subscribed to an aesthetic system that, although not far from us, feels chronologically, seems unfathomably distant a vestige of an alien civilisation."
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Date Taken
April 2010   (more nearby)
Monday, 3 January, 2011
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 327 702 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:24.9339N 0:5.5883W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 326 702
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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