In the 1850's, Barbourne Terrace was a medley of Georgian villas and gravel pits. In the late 1850's one especially good house was built in Barbourne Terrace for Thomas Chalk by Henry Day. Henry Day loved towers, and this particular building is of an Italianate style with a typical tower. Other houses designed by him of which towers are a feature are Elderslie in London Road, Rupert House bin Wick Fields (now destroyed), and Aldwyn Towers at Malvern, on the way up to St. Anne's Well. In old deeds, the top of the Terrace is marked as the site of a windmill.