1883 – Nether Court, Hendon, London
Nether Court was built in 1883 by Henry Tubbs a wealthy Victorian businessman. It is arranged as a semi-quadrangle with two wings. The 15-bedroom house was accessed by a long drive from Gordon Road complete with a small entrance Lodge with a river bridge. This driveway was closed in 1967 and the lodge demolished around the same time
Internally, there is a grand wooden sweeping staircase is all wood and the whole house has decorative Beavers as favoured by Tubbs. Iin 1929 the house and extensive grounds was created into the Finchley Golf Club. Built largely to plan but with ground floor on several levels; front porch was not constructed as a drive through. Kitchens, stables and associated rooms much reduced in execution. Courtyard was not enclosed, and the garden terrace never defined by walls.
“Is about to be built for Mr. Henry T. Tubbs, from the designs of Messrs. Coutts and Percy Stone, architects. The materials used are red bricks with stone dressings. The external elevation is modified Jacobean, and the internal arrangements are adapted to the requirements of the present time. The illustration is taken from a drawing in the present exhibition at the Royal Academy.” Published in The Building News, June 25 1881.