The work of local architect Sidney Colwyn Foulkes.
Ollershaw House, 23, Ebberston Road West, Rhos on Sea stands on the northern side of the road not far from the junction with Tan y Bryn Road.
The house is set behind a stone boundary wall with the local traditional “cock and hen” coping. A light brown brick has been chosen for this building with a tiled roof. The side elevations are gabled with chimney stacks at each end. The front entrance is towards the
Reference is made to this house in Edward Hubbard’s book “The Buildings of Wales – Clwyd (Denbighshire and Flintshire) as follows – “At No, 23, Ebberston Road West of 1960-1 classical elements are wittily integrated with a post war domestic idium. Asymetrical, with gable ends, square and horizontal windows, but also a triglyph cornice and a pilastered and pedimented doorcase”.
The architectural glossary of Hubbard’s book describes Triglyphs as follows “three grooved tablets stylized beam-ends in the Doric frieze, with metopes between.” For clarification, the Glossary describes metopes as “the space between the triglyphs in a Doric frieze”.
Note that this interesting house received a prestigious Civic Trust award.
Acknowledgement: David Birch
Read more about Sidney Colwyn Foulkes and his work here.