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7 Lenton Avenue

Detached house c1870, originally with separate stable buildings on opposite side of Lenton Avenue. Two storey flat roofed extension added c1890, creating new porch/entrance lobby on ground floor. Stables converted for garage use c1923 and subsequently demolished and replaced by ‘town houses’ c1964-65. Originally, large glazed conservatories on both sides of house. Small side extension added (pre-1964) plus lean-to garage c1989/90. Plans prepared by George Goodband for new covered gate entrance off Hardwick Road c1898. Small group of original outbuildings (coal) adjacent to Lenton Road boundary wall now demolished. Previously converted into flats, the building is once again in single household use. Three storeys plus cellars under rear half of house with external access. Red brick facades with stone dressings. Symmetrical garden facing facade with pair of two storey, hipped roof, canted window bays either side of central doorway. Gabled dormers above each bay flanking central turret window with pyramidal roof. Original front facade with symmetrically arranged window openings around central main entrance door now concealed by later two storey extension. Mainly plain brickwork detailing apart from decorative brickwork frieze below eaves on front and rear facades with cruciform shaped inset brick panels, now painted. Decorative inset tiles on canted bays. Brick segmental and semicircular arched heads over some side windows. Splay reveals to brick openings. Some areas of ground floor brickwork have been rendered and painted. Variety of stone dressings to doors and windows including complete surrounds to openings on garden facing facade. Stone ashlar dressed openings, some with arched heads and various mouldings, cornices, pilasters, shaft mullions plus string courses and copings to gable dormers. Cornice detail on one bay has been removed. Generally, stone lintels and sills to brick openings. Stonework now painted. Double pitched slate roof, (re-roofed in 1982), with hipped gables, clay ridge tiles and lead dressings. Iron finials to gable dormers and turret. Dormer window facing Lenton Avenue probably a later addition. Originally, red brick chimney stacks with string course, corbelled head and blue brick plinth bricks and capping. Buff ‘crown’ pots. Two stacks substantially altered. Sash windows generally with some alterations. Coloured glass. Original brick boundary wall to Hardwick Road rebuilt after tree root damage c1994. Brick garden walls adjacent to Nos.5 and 9 Lenton Road survive. Original brick boundary wall to Lenton Avenue substantially altered following addition of two storey front extension and provision of car access to lean to garage. Apart from some additions and alterations, original house with garden and wide range of interesting features and details remains substantially intact. House also makes a prominent impact when viewed from Hardwick Road and Fiennes Crescent.

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