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Castle Rising: 3 Lenton Road

Built c1856-58. Grade II listed. By architect T.C. Hine, Surveyor of the Duke of Newcastle’s Estate and responsible for road layout of The Park c1855-56 that remains predominantly intact. House together with houses on Castle Grove and Lenton Road are amongst the earliest in The Park. Three storeys including attic storey plus extensive basement. In single household use. Red brick facades with inset decorative buff brick / stone panels at eaves level and at head of canted window bay. Single storey canted window bays on front and rear facades plus three storey shallow rectangular bay on rear facade terminating at roof level with gabled dormer. Bull nose brick detail at roof verges to gabled dormer. Two storey side wing with pediment and oculus. Part of brickwork on front facade has been rendered / painted. Moulded stone rectangular and round headed surrounds to doors and windows with moulded stone eaves plus string course below inset buff panels. Prominent open-bed pediment to gable on front facade. Plinth wall flanking canted window bay at ground floor level. Gabled and hipped slate roof with dormers. Clay ridge tiles plus lead valleys and flashings to hips, hipped dormers and gabled pediment. Brick chimney stacks with brick and stone plinth, stone string courses plus corbelled brick and stone capping. Original buff crown chimney pots. Some replaced or missing. Original c.i. rainwater fittings have been replaced with downpipes added. Sash windows with glazing bars, generally. Alterations to bay door at rear. Later glazed passageway over steps to main entrance on side elevation together with lean-to conservatory on rear facade. Original railings adjacent to cellar access steps on Lenton Road. Originally, rear garden areas of Nos.1 and 3 combined into single shared garden. Part of garden adjacent to Ogle Drive now lost to separate residential development c1970.

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