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3 Pelham Crescent

One of a group of houses built in pairs c1868-72 by John Loverseed. Layout of The Park Estate, by Hine & Evans 1855-56, anticipated a sweeping crescent linking North Road with Lenton Avenue. However, continued use of nearby Barracks until c1870 resulted in Pelham Crescent becoming a cul-de-sac. In single household use. Two storeys plus attic and basement. Originally red brick facades (?) with stone dressings. Now rendered and painted. Double pitched roof with gables and gabled dormers. Original single storey slate roofed extension on road front. Original coalhouse outbuilding adjacent to Pelham Crescent boundary now altered or replaced with 20c additions including garage building. Originally, single storey flat roofed porch to main entrance at side of house. Single storey, flat roofed, canted window bay on garden front. To the right, pair of glazing bar sash windows with semicircular arched heads. Above at first floor level, 2no. pairs of glazing bar sash windows and above again at attic level, Venetian styled window opening to gable plus round headed glazing bar sash window to gabled dormer. Glazing bar sash windows generally to other elevations, some with semicircular arched heads. Venetian window to gable on road front. Moulded stone surrounds to original door and window openings, now rendered or painted. Stone sills with brackets generally plus sill band at first floor level. A number of alterations and additions to openings. Symmetrical arrangement of gables and gabled dormers on road and garden fronts. Bargeboards to gables and overhanging eaves with timber fascias. Original rainwater fittings replaced and further pipework added. Side wall and central chimney stacks now partly altered and rendered. Original brick/stone boundary wall with gate piers to Pelham Crescent now altered, rendered or partly replaced by 20c building. Original brick boundary wall and gate piers adjacent to Cavendish Crescent North with coursed rubble stone plinths. Brickwork sections of wall and gate piers now rendered.

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