This property and its site are steeped in history having been originally designed and developed by William Willicombe – a prominent 19th century architect who rose up through the ranks under Decimus Burton (who himself collaborated and worked with John Nash – designer and developer of the Royal Pavilion, Marble Arch and Buckingham Palace).
William Willicombe started his career in the early 1800s working for the building contractor, John Brahmah. John Brahmah was instructed by John Ward and his architect Decimus Burton to build the 24 ornamental villas in Calverley Park in the 1830s. William obviously impressed Decimus Burton as he worked his way up from being one of Bramah’s workman to becoming a builder/architect in his own right. He initially assisted Decimus Burton before designing and building many of the properties himself in Calverley Park Gardens, Mount Ephraim Road and Lansdowne Road.