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2 The Ropewalk

Formerly 2no. townhouses c1835-40. Later converted into offices and flats. Now two houses and a flat. Listed Grade II. Regency Classic style. Stucco with hipped and gabled slate roof and central chimney stack. Three storeys plus basement. Main external changes include late 19c extensions to left side of Ropewalk front and 20c remodelling of garden area to provide garaging and car parking. Three storey entrance front to Newcastle Terrace with central bay including 4no. glazing bar sash windows at each floor level, in graduated courses. Windows have moulded surrounds with cornices at ground floor. Set back side bays have single storey, flat roofed entrance porches with Tuscan columns and balcony railings above. Half glazed entrance doors with overlights. Above porches, round arched windows at first floor level and smaller window to second floor. All glazing bar sashes. Above, moulded cornice and blocking course. On road front facing The Ropewalk and Derby Road, 3 storeys plus basement. Central bay with pediment containing relief decoration and date. Basement has 4 windows at centre, 2 tripartite windows with cornices to ground floor plus 2 windows to each of upper floors. Original side bays have single window on each floor. Moulded surrounds to all original window openings. Slightly recessed late 19c additional bay to left side of road front with single glazing bar sash window in plain openings at each floor level. Moulded cornice and blocking course either side of pedimented gable. Originally, separated yard areas on road front and communal garden area adjacent to Newcastle Terrace, all with boundary walls. Railings added on road front and garden walls altered and partially removed during works to convert part of garden area into car park. Newcastle Terrace, popular early 19c promenade for Town inhabitants with distant views over undeveloped Park and across Trent valley, significantly reduced in width c1980 during rebuilding works to retaining wall on Newcastle Drive. Boundary mark outside No.2 The Ropewalk, also Grade II Listed. Dated 1869. Half round cast iron post with domed top. Inscribed with date, names of Overseers of The Poor and Parish of Standard Hill. Several Nottingham parish boundaries were defined by Act of Parliament in 1869, in connection with the Levying of Poor Rates.

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