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7 Pelham Crescent

One of a group of houses built in pairs c1868-70 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. House now divided into flats. Three storeys plus basement. Originally red brick facades(?) now rendered and painted with stone dressings. Gabled slate roof. Original two storey pitched roof extension on road front with a number of 20c additions including garaging. Original coalhouse outbuilding adjacent to Pelham Crescent boundary now removed. Two storey, pitched roof, residential development c2005 in former original garden area adjacent to Pelham Crescent. Single storey, flat roofed, canted window bay on garden front with adjacent 3 light window with semicircular arched heads and moulded cornice. Above, 2no. pairs of glazing bar sash windows and above again at second floor level, Venetian styled window opening to gable plus dormer window with 3 lights. Glazing bar sash windows generally to other elevations, some in pairs and others with semicircular arched heads. Moulded stone surrounds to door and window openings, now painted. A number of door and window alterations and additions. Sill band at first floor level on all facades. Originally, full width decorative band at eaves level on road front, now rendered or painted over. Double pitched slate roof with gables and gabled dormers. Double pitched slate roof to original rear extension with shared gable. Bargeboards to gables and overhanging eaves with timber fascias. Ridge chimney stacks, now altered, rendered and painted. Original brick/stone boundary wall with gate piers to Pelham Crescent, partly rebuilt or replaced with garages and later residential development. Original brick boundary wall and gate piers adjacent to Cavendish Crescent North with coursed rubble stone plinths. Some sections of brickwork to wall and piers now render patched and painted.

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