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5 Holles Crescent

Part of group of similarly styled houses on triangular plot of land enclosed by Lenton Road, Park Drive and Holles Crescent. Built c1865-70, possibly by John Loverseed with architects Hine & Evans. One of a pair of houses (with 8 Lenton Road). In single household use. Three storeys plus basement/cellars. Flat roofed garage/extension added. Also, small flat roofed extension adjacent to dining room window. Red brick facades with stone dressings. Decorative brickwork features include buff brick string courses, bands of small, rectangular buff brick recessed panels and buff brick diaper pattern on entrance facade. Bull nose brick detail at eaves and gable verges. Two storey canted window bays on front and side facades with hipped slate roofs. Projecting brick plinth at base of facades with stone capping. Combination of rectangular openings, some with segmental or semicircular arched heads. Stone surrounds to original doors and windows. Stonework generally plain with splay detail at reveals and lintels plus mouldings to cornice detail on bays and main entrance doorway. Much of the stonework survives in its original, natural and unpainted finish. Double pitched slate roofs at varying levels with gables. Clay ridge tiles and lead valleys. Majority of original red brick and stone chimney stacks rebuilt on original plinths. Original buff ‘crown’ chimney pots replaced. Original c.i. rainwater fittings replaced and further pipes added. Sash windows generally, some with glazing bars. Six panelled, half-glazed main entrance door with semicircular overlight. Original brick and stone boundary wall, (together with boundary wall of No.8 Lenton Road), in prominent position at junction of Lenton Road and Holles Crescent. Original brickwork above stone plinth on boundary wall has now been rendered and painted. Similarly, original brick and stone gate piers also rendered. Original boundary wall gate. Part of original boundary wall lost when garage was added.

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