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21 Newcastle Drive

One of only two houses on Newcastle Drive which retain the full original garden area. Built c1883-86 on a steeply sloping site. Three storeys plus basement and attics. Small scale 20c extensions. Now converted into flats with added steel fire escape platforms and ladders. Red brick facades with ashlar dressings and half-timbered attic storey. Combination of plain tiled gabled roofs and gabled dormers. Full height canted window bay to left side of main front, (garden facing facade), and canted oriel bay to right side with prominent corbelled brick and stone base. Window bays to first floor may be later additions. Bays linked at first floor level with later balcony, now fully glazed. House entered at ground floor level from Newcastle Drive. Originally, large lean-to glasshouse abutted garden front below oriel bay, now removed. Plain red brick detailing to facades generally with decorative detail to tall, prominent chimney stacks and multiple flues. Original chimney pots missing. Variety of stonework details including chamfered door and window surrounds, moulded string courses, corbels, plinths and ornamental pilaster brackets to gabled dormers. Stonework now painted. Painted bargeboards to gables and gabled dormers, plain tile roofs with perforated, ornamental ridge tiles and iron finial. Many original c.i. rainwater fittings remain. Combination of plain sash and casement windows, some with leaded lights. Sashes to a number of window openings concealed behind stone mullions and transoms. Casement windows predominantly at attic storey level and to dormers. Other windows include smaller canted bays plus quatrefoil opening to entrance hall. Boarded main entrance door and half glazed panelled door to garden. A number of window alterations and additions. Large garden on sloping ground with grass banks and terraces, linked by a series of stone steps down to boarded gate on Tennis Drive. Original gate opening flanked by square piers, now rendered and painted with stone ball finials. Original brick boundary walls, with brick saddleback copings to Newcastle Drive, and painted stone saddleback copings to Tennis Drive.

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