Categories of Special Interest
In Use As
1860 - 1900
Terraced three-bay two-storey former house over raised basement, built c. 1880 as one of four, with attic accommodation and gable-fronted porch to front (northwest) elevation, window over entrance bay stepped down from other first floor windows. Now in use as apartments. Pitched slate roof with cogged brick eaves course, gabled dormer window to front with carved timber cornice and decorative timber bargeboards, shared gabled dormer to rear, brick chimneystack to northeast party wall with corbelled top and clay pots, replacement uPVC rainwater goods, and pitched roof to porch with timber bargeboards and battened tympanum. Red brick walling to front, laid in Flemish bond over rendered basement walling; and yellow brick walling to rear, laid in English garden wall bond. Square-headed window openings, dormer having triple-light window with timber surround, lower floors having concrete sills, and with replacement uPVC frames throughout. Square-headed doorway to porch with carved timber doorcase comprising pilasters and cornice, plain overlight and sidelights on brick wall over masonry plinth, and glazed timber panelled door. Entrance approached by flight of six concrete steps and platform, with wrought-iron handrails. Cast-iron railings to basement area with decorative wrought-iron details on cut granite plinth wall with matching gate.
This attractive house retains much of its original form and character and is greatly enhanced by the survival of decorative timberwork, which exhibits skilled artisanship, to the dormers and porch. These details are shared with its neighbours and help create a pleasantly cohesive terrace. The survival of the wrought-ironwork to the railings contributes to the residential character of the streetscape and provides a sense of enclosure marking the private space belonging to each house. Tall, well-detailed chimneystacks, and dormer windows, add interest to the roof line. Moulded brick detailing is used to good effect to subtly enliven the façade, and places this building within a late nineteenth-century context.