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5 Huntingdon Drive

One of a number of similar Edwardian houses on Huntingdon Drive c1906-8, probably by Lawrence Bright & Son Architects. Later Arts and Crafts with Art Nouveau details. Formerly known as ‘Napier House’. First garage at Napier House planned by Woodhouse and Company for Harry Ritchie c1932-36 with consequent loss of original brick boundary wall to Huntingdon Drive. Single storey glazed lean-to extension added between house and garage building. In single household use. Three storeys including attic plus basement. Originally, part rendered and part red brick facades with white painted rendered areas, mainly at first floor level. Brick mainly to ground floor but some former brickwork areas now rendered or painted. Brick quoins to rendered areas at first floor level and corbelled brick stop detail at abutment with render at first floor storey height level. Half-timbered styling to rear gable and upper parts of garden front. Two storey canted window bay facing garden plus first floor oriel window on single timber bracket. Single storey, flat roofed, octagonal bay window at corner of side and rear facades. Possibly added later. Clay plain tiles and ridge tiles to gabled roof. Painted wood bargeboards to gables and projecting wood eaves and fascias. Flat roofed dormer window overlooking garden. Red brick chimney stacks with decorative stone bands and projecting stone caps. Mainly red clay louvre type chimney pots. Combination of sash and casement windows plus prominent box shaped oriel window over main entrance doorway, supported on single wood bracket, with projecting flat roof. Glazing bars and leaded lights to some casements. Original main entrance doorway with twin glazed apertures and projecting flat roofed canopy. Original brick boundary wall and copings adjacent to Tattershall Drive.

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