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22 The Ropewalk

Detached house c1828-30. Now converted into offices. Painted stucco with stone dressings and slate gabled roof. Two storeys plus basement and attic. A number of 19c and 20c alterations and extensions. On former garden front, two storey flat roofed, rectangular entrance bay with stone Tudor arched main entrance doorway. Above, stone mullioned window opening with 2no. plain sash windows. To the right, two storey stone faced canted window bay with stone dressed stuccoed gable above. To the right again, gable of original house with, originally,two storey rectangular window bay, now removed following 20c extension. To left of entrance bay, gabled bay with similar stone dressed openings and details. To the left again large (mid 19c?) projecting gabled wing with two storey stone faced canted window bay with mullioned openings and plain sashes. Adjacent two storey 20c projecting wing with steel fire escape spiral staircase. 19c gabled road front with irregular arrangement of door and window openings with stone surrounds. Stone mullioned windows with plain sashes and some alterations. Stone faced, canted oriel window plus later rectangular wood framed oriel window. Ridge chimney stacks and altered side wall stack. Large ā€˜Lā€™ shaped, two storey, late 20c addition abutting gable of original house and extending along eastern boundary replacing original brick garden wall. Extension styled to imitate earlier building. Original terraced garden converted into car parking area with realigned and stuccoed retaining wall, steps and balustrading replacing original (brick?) retaining wall. Much of original red and buff patterned brick garden wall boundary along Newcastle Terrace survives. 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.

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