Rodington House, Grove House The Villa

      Rodington House

Rodington House

These three houses, all of which must have been built, or rebuilt, early in the 19th century, are except in size similar in many respects. Each property was in separate ownership in 1842.

Although in 1950 the porch of The Villa was a ‘shell canopy’ it is known that this house originally had,  same pillared type of porch as the other two houses. The alteration seems to have been carried out sometime after 1930. 

The Villa, Rodington

The Villa, Rodington under renovation in August 2014

Grove House was in 1950 the only one of the three to retain the original Georgian sash windows, the windows in the other two having been replaced by Victorian sash windows.

 Family gathering at The Grove

Rodington House appears to have been completely rebuilt, perhaps replacing an older house. Grove House was probably newly built as it now stands and The Villa, which differs slightly in internal design, may have been rebuilt incorporating parts of an older house.

The probability is that all three houses were constructed about the same time by the same master builder, who adapted one set of plans to suit the wishes of each of his employers.

1918 Auction Poster, The Villa

                                                                   1918 Auction Poster, The Villa

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “Rodington House, Grove House The Villa

    1. jfweinel Post author

      Hi Anne

      Thanks for your enquiry, I only have what is shown on the site…information about individual buildings is something that I am hoping to add to in due course!

      Regards
      Jeff

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  1. andrea buttery

    Hi my great grandad lived at number 1 grove cottage Roddington .. I am visiting this weekend do they still exist ? Thank you for any information .. He was Alfred buttery

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    1. jfweinel Post author

      Hello Andrea
      Apologies for the delay in replying, I regret to say that the address 1 Grove Cottage no longer exists, I have been told that it was demolished in the 1960’s. Its location was close to Grove House, which is still there and is a property your great grandfather would have been familiar with. To see Grove House travel up the lane at the side of the church (also signed Gilbert Mount) past the housing on the right to the very end, the roadway narrows to a small track and the property on the right at that point is Grove House, the track leading past the house is where Grove Cottage was located. There is a picture of a group of people at the fromt of Grove House on this website.
      Regards
      Jeff

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