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Building record MDR11426 - Dodbrook, 136 Whitaker Road, Derby

Type and Period (1)

  • (Victorian - 1889 AD to 1890 AD)

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  • None recorded

Full Description

Whitaker Road, No. 136, Dodbrook. Built 1889-90 by architect John Wills (1846-1906) for himself. Tall, three storeys in rather uncompromising Ruskinian Gothic. Long divided into flats and now run down. (1) Large detached late Victorian villa, built in 1889-90, with tall proportions. Simple bargeboards on gable and dormer and a clay tile roof. Two storey canted bay with stone dressings, with cast iron brattishing on top in front of the second floor window. Built by the architect John Wills for himself and named after the Devon village of his birth. He was succeeded in the house and the practice by his son, also John. The elder John designed Methodist chapels all over the UK and four in Derby, as well as the Waterstones building on St. Peter’s Street and numerous other secular buildings. (2)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Unpublished document: 2007. 'Derby Civic Society Suggested Local List Additions', Derby Civic Society Newsletter. No. 85, pp 15-26. p 25.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Derby City Council. 2010. City of Derby Local List.



Grid reference Centred SK 34010 34765 (11m by 18m)

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Record last edited

Jun 10 2015 12:06PM

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