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5 Newcastle Drive

Large detached house c1856-59, possibly by architect T.C.Hine. Converted for use by Nottingham General Hospital c1944 and now split into flats. Original stable and carriage building at bottom of steeply sloping garden converted for garage use c1930 and subsequently demolished and redeveloped for ‘townhouses’ c1970. Three storeys plus basement and attics. Red brick facades with buff brick, ashlar dressings and slate roof with shaped gabled dormers. Red brick parapet with brick and stone piers. Single storey stone box shaped entrance porch with flat roof and balustrading. Full height buff brick rectangular window bay to side facades with shaped gabled dormer above. Pair of canted window bays, also with gabled dormers, on garden front. Balcony above central doorway opening into garden. A number of external alterations including large rendered (flue?) abutting east facade, replacement or infilling of original openings, additional door and window openings, rendered or painted areas of original facing brickwork and stonework, loss of original chimney stack detail and loss of boundary elements adjacent to Newcastle Drive to create car parking spaces. Extensive ashlar dressings including cornices at upper and lower levels, copings to gables and parapets, rusticated quoins, entrance porch with moulded semicircular arched openings, shaft pilasters with Corinthian capitals, cornice and balustrading. Also, variety of moulded stone door and window surrounds to straight-headed openings generally, groups of semicircular arched openings and Venetian windows to gabled dormers. Predominantly plain sash windows. Originally, some windows with leaded lights. Now a number of alterations and additions. Margin lights to entrance porch windows. Panelled main entrance door with semicircular head. Slate pitched roof with clay ridge tiles and lead valleys to dormers. Original rainwater fittings replaced and further pipework added. Terraced upper garden area with prominent arched retaining wall. Original garden area now significantly reduced following redevelopment of lower garden area and large stable /carriage building adjacent to Tennis Drive (previously named Huntingdon Drive).

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