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3 South Road

Large detached house c1880-81 by architect Watson Fothergill. Also known as Ellenborough House. House, garden wall and gateways are Grade II Listed. Now converted into flats. Alterations and substantial side extension plus single storey hipped roof extension on North front also by Watson Fothergill for James McCraith c1881-98. Nottingham’s most flamboyant Victorian architect, the building emplifies Fothergill’s idiosyncratic interpretation of the Domestic Revival style, with ornamental brickwork and stonework, complex roof forms, soaring chimney stacks and half-timbered gables, towers and turrets. Two and three storeys plus basement and attics. Red brick with blue brick and ashlar dressings, timber framing with brick nogging plus slate roofs in various forms with tall brick stacks. Plinth, decorative brick banding and string courses generally. Round stair turret facing Clumber Crescent South with stepped windows and conical roof. To right, gabled bay with ground floor hipped roof extension, plus two storey lean–to extension and tower with pyramidal roof. Three storey square tower to main entrance front facing South Road with timber framed upper storey and pyramidal roof with small raking dormers. To left of tower, main entrance bay topped with jettied timber framed gable. Three storey canted window bay to right on garden front with timber framed gable at attic level. To left, canted wooden bay window at ground floor level with timber framed first floor plus canted window bay above with crenallated parapet. Canted dormer window above parapet. To left again on garden front, gabled bay with glazed wood framed canopy at ground floor level. Further left, two storey extension with canted bay, timber framed first floor, separate small hipped roofs to five light window and hipped main roof. Clay ridge tiles and finials. Iron cresting to main tower ridge. Mainly casement windows including a number of cross frames. Half glazed, panelled main entrance door with overlights. Red brick stacks with shaped, corbelled and moulded brick details and mainly ‘louvre’ pots. Red brick boundary wall encloses house and garden to north, south and east. Gateways with square brick piers and stone plinths and caps. Coursed rubble stone plinth to some sections of boundary wall. Blue brick plinth course and moulded brick copings, stepped in some areas.

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