1-6 Wandsworth Plain, London SW18

From Historic England entry:

“CHURCH ROW 1. 5033 Wandsworth Plain SW18 Nos 1 to 6 (consec) TQ 2574 12/6 14.7.55 II* 2. Circa 1723. Balanced block of 3 storeys and basement. Each 3 windows wide. Brown brick. Brick pier projections between each 2 pairs and at the corners. Blank panel windows to centres of pairs. Stone approach steps to each door. Wooden doorcases with plinth blocks, fluted Corinthian pilasters and entablature with dentil cornice. Arched footway at ground floor between Nos 3 and 4 and carriageways between Nos 1 and 2 and 5 and 6. Gauged red brick arches and dressings to flush-framed windows: the ground and first floor arches segmental, the first floor also with brick keyblocks. First floor centre blank window has sundial with inscription “AD1723 Vigilate et Orate”. Moulded, gauged red brick band above first floor. Wooden blocked eaves cornice with pediment over centre 5 windows. Hipped roof part slate, part tile. Stacks with oversailing courses at hips and flanking centre pair of houses. Some wrought iron railings to forecourts and entrances. No 1 has later ground floor shop on forecourt.”

From: Thames Tideway Tunnel Heritage Statement, January 2013 – Gazetteer of known heritage assets:

…10 5 Church Row, Wandsworth Plain, SW18. An archaeological evaluation by Pre-Construct Archaeology (PCA) in 2000. Natural was not observed. A series of dumped layers were recorded which made up the ground beside of the River Wandle, presumably behind a river revetment. These were cut by the foundations of two buildings, the first of which was a brick built wall dated to the 17th or 18th century, the second was probably a late 19th-century outbuilding or industrial unit within the Church Row property.

11 7, 8 and 9 Church Row. Grade II listed. 18th Century townhouses.

12 1–6 Church Row. Grade II* listed. Townhouses c. 1723…”

From streetlist.co.uk:

“Wandsworth Plain is a Street in the Urban Area of Wandsworth and measures approximately 100 metres long.

There is only one street named Wandsworth Plain making it unique in Great Britain.”

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