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2 Huntingdon Drive

One of a pair of similar Edwardian detached houses on Huntingdon Drive (Nos. 1 and 2) c1908. Possibly by Lawrence Bright & Son Architects. Later Arts and Crafts with Art Nouveau details. House similar in style to a number of detached houses on Huntingdon Drive, also by Lawrence Bright & Son. Single storey side extension with pitched roof, possibly by Swann & Wright Architects for Robert Walker, c1922. Pitched roof single garage building also added. (For Claude Newham c1928-40 ?). Plans for conversion to create separate flat c1950 by Caparne Baldry and Gabb for Herbert Collier. House once again in single household use. Three storeys including attic plus basement / cellars. Part rendered and part red brick facades with white painted rendered areas, mainly at first floor level. Brick at ground level and to some first floor areas. Brick segmental arches and brick sills to a number of window openings on brick facades with moulded brick / terracotta brick stop detail at abutment with render at first floor storey height level. Stone sills to some openings, now painted. Blue brick damp proof course. Prominently jettied gable with decorative half–timbering over pair of canted window bays on garden facing facade. Gabled roof with clay plain tiles and ridge tiles. Painted wood bargeboards to gables and projecting eaves and fascias elsewhere, with decorative iron strap gutter brackets. Original c.i. rainwater fittings replaced. Red brick chimney stacks with plain and moulded string courses. Many original red cannonhead chimney pots remain. Roof windows added. Combination of original sash and casement windows, with and without glazing bars. Elaborately shaped painted wood framework to entrance / porch doorway, half glazed with leaded lights and panelled stallrisers either side of half-glazed panelled doors. Half glazed door from each bay facing the garden. Casement windows in half-timbered gables may be a later addition. Parts of original Bulwell stone boundary wall and gate piers adjacent to Huntingdon Drive. Original stone boundary wall to Tattershall Drive and brick garden walls adjacent to Nos.1 and 3 Huntingdon Drive.

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