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The Mews: 10 Hope Drive

Formerly mews c1890, now converted into a number of separate dwellings with shared courtyard. Area, previously known as Fish Pond Gardens, had been established as garden allotments c1792-94 when soil removed from foundations of Army barracks at north end of The Park was used to infill long neglected Castle fishpond. Originally, mews yard could be accessed from Hamilton Drive as well as Hope Drive. Red brick with gabled slate roofs. Mainly two storeys with a number of alterations and additions including flat roofed, first floor infill with slate hanging between gabled wings on road front and alterations to original gated opening. Also various removals, additions and alterations in former stable yard area including garaging for cars. Prominent pair of gabled wings on road front, now partly altered, with blue brick plinth band, moulded brick/terracotta banding at storey height level and moulded detailing with dentillation at gable verges. Square brick piers at main entrance with adjacent later door openings. Single window opening to each gable on road front with round arched heads and shaped brick reveals. Later windows at ground floor level. Original stable buildings in yard area now much altered with some demolition and a number of extensions. Apart from small areas of brickwork including sawtooth details at eaves, much of original facades now rendered or painted. Original doors and windows replaced or altered plus a number of additional openings. Gabled slate roof with later roof windows and dormers. Original rainwater fittings replaced and further pipework added. Small outdoor amenity space replaces part of former access drive from Hamilton Drive.

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