Deposited Plan No. 1376

Park Drive: Villa


Deposited Plan Number:1376
Date:15 January 1885
Plans Register:1869-1886
Street:Park Drive
Property Name / Number:no data
Area:no data
District:Central Ward
Grid Reference:no data
Building Project:Villa
Type:Residential - new build
Applicant:Herbert Denham
Applicant Address:Wentworth Street, Huddersfield
Architect:Ben Stocks (Architect) [plans received Harry Berry]
Architect Address:New Street, Huddersfield.
Status of Project:
Approved - Conditionally
Contractor:no data
Contractor Address:no data
Work Commenced:no data
Work Completed:12 January, 1886
Occupants:no data
Subsequent Alterations / History:no data
English Heritage Listing:no data
Location of Archives:Kirklees West Yorkshire Archives
Buildings of Huddersfield ID:1299


Additional Information

The plans provide for the building of a detached villa, overlooking Greenhead Park, on ground forming part of the Ramsden Estate. The extensive accommmodation comprises :

Basement (part) - Wash Kitchen; Larder; Coals; Wine.

Ground - Hall, Lavatory, Scullery; Kitchen; Pantry; Drawing Room; Dining Room.

Chamber - three Bedrooms; Dressing Room; Bathroom; W.C.

Attic - four Attics; Box Room.

The adjacent property was that of Mr W. Firth.

The asymmetrical elevation has two Flemish style gables, from the larger of which a two-storey segmental bay projects. Thos lights the drawing room and the master bedroom, with its interconnecting dressing room above. Above the side entrance, a tall window lights the hall and staircase.The retaining walls and gate piers are part of the grand designs of these park properties. Subsequent alterations have led to the loss of the smaller Femish gable. Ben Stocks and John Kirk & Sons wee responsibel for many of the new houoses on Park Drive.