Numbers 1 & 2 are Listed Buildings, under the orginal plans, both are 2nd Class houses.

STOKE ON TRENT SJ84SE THE VILLAS 613-1/6/141 (South West side) Nos.1 AND 2 GV II Pair of houses. 1851-1855.

By Charles Lynam.

Stucco over brick with concrete tiled roof, and some Welsh slate on rear elevation. Italianate style, balanced asymmetry with projecting gables each side of central range of 4 bays. Doorways in added porch projecting from the central range in angle with advanced outer gables. Round-arched sash windows arranged as single lights over doorways, and elsewhere variously grouped as 2, 3 or 4-light mullioned windows. Additional gabled range to SW, and tower to rear. Gable and axial stacks.

Louis Marc Emmanuel Solon, modeller and artist lived in Number 1 between 1870 and 1913. Born in Montalbon, France, Louis was married to Léon Arnoux's daughter Laure (who later lived in Number 10 & 13).
Employed at Minton and Company, 1870 (Circa) - 1904.





Louis Solon vase 1898