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28 Barrack Lane

One of a pair of houses c1900-1910. Barrack Lane, previously named Barrack Road, formed main access to Army Barracks in The Park from Derby Road. Barracks, built c1793 demolished c1870, replaced by sections of new estate roads Pelham Crescent and Cavendish Crescent North. Site of house and other houses on Barrack Lane previously used as allotment gardens. Two storeys plus attic and basement. Red brick with stone dressings and gabled plain tile roof. In single household use. Original single storey, gabled extension on road front with later gabled garage building on Barrack Lane boundary. Two storey canted window bay on road front with stone head and sill bands and hipped, plain tile roof. Prominent, full height rectangular window bay on garden front including half-timbered dormer at attic level above. Stone head and sill bands to rectangular bay. Elsewhere, mainly glazing bar sash windows with stone lintels and sills but also segmental brick arched heads to small number of window openings. Moulded brick/terracotta eaves cornice to main roof and canted bay roof plus small decorative floriated terracotta panels on bays. Gabled plain tile roof with shared gabled brick dormer on road front and half-timbered dormer on garden front. Plain verges to main gable with bargeboards to dormer and gabled dormer. Decorative ridge tiles and clay finials. Red brick chimney stacks with corbel and string course detail. Variety of original and later pots. Rainwater fittings replaced and further pipework added. Steeply sloping site with main garden at basement level adjacent to house. Garden continues to slope down to coursed rubble stone boundary wall on Harlaxton Drive. Little of original coursed rubble stone boundary wall to Barrack Lane survives.

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