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27 Newcastle Drive

Large detached house c1884, by Watson Fothergill architect. Now converted into flats. Building abuts Newcastle Drive at top of steeply sloping site. Lower part of original garden separately developed c1970-75 to create 4no. ‘townhouses’. Original garden terrace area with glasshouses adjacent to Newcastle Drive and to side of house also developed to form single dwelling c1980-82, with subsequent redevelopment c2005. Part of small outbuilding now linked and used by No.29. Red brick with stone dressings, coursed rubble stone plinth storey and gabled roof with plain tiles. Two storeys plus basement and attics. On garden front, full height canted window bay with half-timbered gable plus full height polygonal window bay with hipped roof. Prominent canted oriel window on road front with half-timbered gabled dormer above. Wood balcony overlooking garden with moulded balustrades and support brackets. Variety of brick details including moulded string courses, window reveals, drip moulds, corbels and arched heads to openings. Render now applied to parts of brickwork facades, particularly at plinth level on road front. Stone dressings generally to door and window openings including moulded surround with overlights to main entrance doorway and tall mullioned central windows with tracery and leaded lights overlooking garden. Irregular arrangement of pitched plain tile roofs with gables, gabled dormers, bargeboards and hips.Half-timbered panel detail to gables and dormers. Tall, shaped red brick chimney stacks with corbelled and splay brick detail. Original red clay pots. Upper part of one stack on road front taken down. Dormer window and roof lights added. Original rainwater fittings replaced and further pipework added. Later small balcony added at first floor level overlooking garden through doorway formed from altered original window opening. Original windows mainly sash and casements, some with leaded lights. Some alterations and new openings formed. Reduced residual garden space following separate residential developments in parts of original garden area.

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