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1 Pelham Crescent

One of a group of houses built in pairs c1870 by John Loverseed. Layout plan of The Park by Hine & Evans 1855-56 anticipated a sweeping crescent linking North Road to Lenton Avenue. However, continued use of existing Barracks in the area until 1870 resulted in Pelham Crescent becoming a cul-de-sac. In single household use. Two storeys plus attic and basement with original single storey rear extensions. Originally, coalhouse outbuilding adjacent to boundary wall on Pelham Crescent. Red brick with blue brick ornamentation and stone dressings. Double pitched roof with gables. Garage building 20c added in rear garden area adjacent to Pelham Crescent. Two storey canted window bay on garden front with hipped slate roof. Gable above with semicircular arch headed window. To the right, single storey rectangular window bay with hipped slate roof. Above, pair of semicircular arch headed windows and above again 20c window opening to attic at eaves. Two storey, hipped roof main entrance bay on side elevation with adjacent gabled wing. Single window openings on side elevation, some with semicircular arched heads. Single storey canted door/window bay on rear elevation with single window openings at ground and first floor levels. Ornamental brickwork features include moulded brick gable verges, blue brick decorative facade banding and string courses plus alternating red and blue brick voussoirs to a number of door and window heads. Stonework details include main entrance door surround, sills and shaped lintels to a number of window openings plus keystones and gable kneelers. Glazing bar sash windows generally. Double pitched roof with gables. Original slate roof covering now replaced with tiles. Red brick chimney stacks with plinths and corbelled red and blue brick heads. Buff, louvred chimney pots. Red brick boundary wall and gate piers to Pelham Crescent with coursed rubble stone plinths. Original garden gate with decorative ironwork panels. Original red brick gate piers now rendered. Rebuilt red brick garden wall to Cavendish Crescent North with gate piers.

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