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39 Newcastle Drive

Detached house for W. H. Wilcockson (Bank Manager) 1886. Architect Watson Fothergill. House, lychgate and boundary wall all Listed Grade II. Also known as Waveney House, Walton House and Priests House. In single household use. Alterations by Child & Watts for Stanley Bourne c1911 included single storey side and rear extensions plus new wall and steps to form glazed lean-to porch area between wings on garden elevation. Internal alterations and garage space in basement by T. Luddy c1992. House reportedly used as Officers Mess during World War 2. Two and three storeys plus basement and attics. Garden elevation has recessed centre flanked by square tower to left, with single storey hipped window bay, plus gabled wing to the right with single storey canted window bay. Lean-to extension on facade facing Newcastle Drive with stepped coped side walls and above, canted bay window with octagonal spire roof. Red brick facades with Bulwell stone basement plinth. Timber framing with brick nogging mainly at second floor level and to garden window bay and lychgate. Variety of brick details on facades include moulded brick string course at first floor window sill level, corbelled brick band at second floor level on tower with sawtooth course plus blue brick bands. Also, red and blue brick dressings to stone basement plinth wall. Complex plain tile roof including double pitches, hips, projecting gable with bargeboards supported by brackets, pyramidal roof to tower and octagonal spire above bay at rear. Projecting eaves with exposed rafters. Combination of iron and terracotta finials. Hipped dormer and framed gable dormer. Later flush roof windows added. Three tall red brick chimney stacks with brick relief patterning and corbelled caps. Some original chimney pots have been replaced. Windows mainly original sashes set behind cross mullioned wooden frames. A number of smaller casement windows, some with leaded lights. Segmental and semicircular brick arched heads to some openings. Paint added to a number of window sills. House located on steeply sloping site at prominent corner position, enclosed by original brick and stone boundary walls adjacent to roads with piers and shaped copings. Gabled lychgate opening in boundary wall with boarded door. Also, adjacent gate piers and steps. Late 20c opening formed in stone boundary wall to create car access to basement garage.

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