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13 Lenton Road

Early house c1856-60 also known as ‘Fairholme’, probably by architect Hine & Evans. Two storeys plus attic and basement. Much altered and extended in the early part of the 20c and later split into two households (13 and 13a) c1975. Plans by Evans & Son Architects c1910 for two storey front and side extensions for Arthur Forman with alterations and further additions by Evans & Son c1919-20 including a bay window and study, also for Arthur Forman. Recent single storey kitchen extension by Boden & Lloyd Architects added c1998. In single household use. Part of original garden area lost to separate residential development c1975-80 with residual garden area divided in half following conversion of house into two separate dwellings c1975. Red brick facades to original house and extensions with unpainted stone dressings. Original two storey brick canted bay window on garden facade with later two storey brick bow window bay facing Lenton Road. Original main entrance doorway was located on the side elevation of the house but has been repositioned following later building extensions. Distinctive frieze-like arrangement of small, square, stone or buff brick inset panels at eaves level. Diaper brickwork pattern on facade. Unpainted stone dressings on original house and later extensions include door and window surrounds, bay cornices, string courses and copings. Hood moulds over stone semicircular arched window openings at attic level. Hipped and gabled roof with projecting eaves, ornamental eaves brackets and bargeboards facing Lenton Road. Slate roof covering with clay ridge and hip tiles. Brick chimney stacks with plinths and corbelled caps. Some of the original buff ‘crown’ chimney pots are missing or have been replaced. Original cast iron rainwater fittings have been replaced and further downpipes added, plus unsightly boiler flue adjacent to bay window facing the garden. Mainly sash windows to original house with a variety of wood and metal casements to later building extensions or alterations. Some casements fitted with leaded lights. Roof windows added. Later door to garden bay. Original garden wall adjacent to No.11 Lenton Road survives and brick boundary walladjacent to Lenton Road may have been altered or rebuilt during extensive building works to house in early part of 20c.

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