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Ferndene: Hamilton Drive

Prominently located close to southern entrance of The Park, c1886-88. Part of a larger building accommodating three houses (6, 7 and ‘Ferndene’). Building is very similar in form and scale to adjacent building which also accommodates three houses (1, 2 and 3). In single household use. Area had been previously used as garden allotments, known as Fishpond Gardens, since the beginning of 19c. Three storeys including attic space with two storey rear wing. Two storey shallow box bay on front facade and single storey flat roofed pointed bay on side facade. Originally, outbuilding / privy in back garden area. Plain red brick facades with string course and projecting brick headers at first floor storey height level. Chamfered brick reveals to some window openings. Stone dressings to main door and window apertures including some complete stone surrounds, otherwise mainly chamfered lintels and sills. The stonework has now been painted. Gabled roof, partially hipped on main roof with hipped roofs over rear wing and front bay. Clay plain tiles with bonnet hip tiles and ornamental, perforated clay ridge tiles and finials. Projecting wooden eaves with bargeboards at gables. Bargeboards include decorative detail incorporating tie and moulded post. Prominent brick chimney stacks with string course, corbelled brick caps and buff fireclay louvred chimney pots. Original rainwater fittings replaced. Original casement windows on main facades with single transom and single or double mullions. Twin casements with small pane glazing bars and brick mullion at second floor level. Also, sash windows some with glazing bars. Original panelled main entrance door. No significant external alterations or extensions. Original brick boundary wall to Peveril Drive with plinth, saddleback copings and stone caps to gate piers. Part of the boundary wall has been removed to create access for off street car parking. Originally, rear access to back garden was via communal passage.

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