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31 Lenton Avenue

Detached house, also known as Greylands, c1875. House back in single household use after previous conversion into two flats. Plans by Cecil Howitt & Partners for flat conversion c1955. Garage plan by Swann & Wright for James Linday c1925. Side extensions and alterations for garaging and access to previous upper floor flat. Two storeys plus attics and cellars. Original single storey, pitched roof extension adjacent to Lenton Avenue. Small original outbuildings, built up against boundary wall to No.33 Lenton Avenue, probably taken down during garage additions. Rendered roughcast facades (previously stucco / pebbledash ?) with stone plinth, door and window surrounds, string courses and other decorative features. The stonework has been coated. Two storey canted window bay facing the garden with adjacent recessed verandah at first floor level. Semicircular arched opening to verandah supported on column pilasters with ornamental stone balustrading. Moulded stonework surrounds to window openings, mainly on garden facing facade, with pediments over first floor windows on canted bay. Plain rendered reveals to window openings elsewhere, some with semicircular arched heads. A number of window alterations plus new openings added. Prominent main entrance doorway on side facade with moulded stonework surround and carved frieze. Slate roof with projecting gables and bargeboards. Re-roofed a number of years ago. Rendered chimney stacks with corbelled caps and buff ‘crown’ chimney pots. One stack facing Lenton Avenue taken down above roof level. A number of original rainwater fittings have been replaced. Sash windows generally with a number of casements added during alterations and to new window openings. Panelled double doors to main entrance, half glazed with semicircular head. Original brick boundary wall with stone plinth and gate piers to Lenton Avenue, now partly rendered. Original gate in one opening. Original brick or brick/stone garden walls at boundaries with Nos.29 and 33 Lenton Avenue. Original boundary wall with gate opening and steps to Cavendish Road West.

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