15 Rockleaze Villas, Westbury-on-Trym, Gloucestershire

Gramps ID P0157
Latitude 51.472060
Longitude -2.6306447

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Anthony Beeson, North Bristol Seamills, Stoke Bishop, Sneyd Park & Henleaze Through Time: Building News, 20 September 1878: "Is it possible to say anything in praise of the row of huge box-like semi-detached villas in grey limestone and blue slate with the usual 'dressing' forming part of what is known as 'Rockleaze', which faces one when crossing Durdham Down? They serve as an index for much which lies beyond - houses set down on the most charming sites, commanding views rarely, if ever, to be surpassed, but themselves blots on the landscape without one redeeming feature except such as the ivy and creeping plants, which do not belong to them, furnish." A June 1865 advertisement discloses that the houses boasted nine bedrooms and 13-foot-high reception rooms.

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References

  1. Anne/Ann Jones [I0059]
  2. Jonah Rees Davies [I0041]