Listing: Pair of semi-detached villas, third
quarter of C19. Gothic type detailing. Two storeys, with low
towers over each doorway rising to the third floor. Tower tops are timber
and glazed, with steep hipped roof detailing. Plate sash windows with
painted stone sills, lintels and arches, also mullions. Complicated
slate roof with crested clay ridge tiles, with a hipped gable turning the
Comment: A pair of the many, somewhat
idiosyncratic, gentlemen's residences in Tettenhall. These lie at the
north end of Upper Green. The lack of symmetry must be deliberate, not
to say capricious; but it's the two little pseudo-towers under pyramid roofs
which shout "Look at me, I'm different".
I have an idea that Major Buckley lived in one of these.
If he did then many people will think that fact alone warrants statutory
listing Grade I. Or was it Stan Cullis? It doesn't matter much,
the same applies.