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1 Cavendish Crescent South

Detached house c1875, possibly by architect Hine & Son. Now converted into flats. Substantial part of original garden area lost to separate residential developments including late 20c bungalow, conversion of former carriage house and stables adjacent to Holles Crescent plus a number of garages. Late 19c single storey slate roof corner extension with lantern light at junction of Cavendish Crescent South and Park Drive. Various 20c additions including first floor hipped roof extension and two storey ridge roofed extension adjacent to south west facing facade. Glazed passageway from original main entrance doorway on Cavendish Crescent South now replaced by flat roofed single storey extension. Red brick facades to original house with ashlar dressings and slate, gabled and hipped roof. Two storeys plus basement and attics. Two storey rectangular window bay and three storey canted window bay overlooking original garden area. Two storey canted window bay facing Park Drive, now partly enclosed by later corner extension. Bull nosed brickwork detail at eaves and gable verges with mouldings and corbelling. Stonework details include bands at first floor and attic levels, moulded door and window surrounds, lintels, sills, gable kneelers and star motif on gabled dormer. Decorative tracery panels to a number of stone window frames on road fronts. Moulded stone surround to original entrance doorway, now partly bricked up to form window. Stonework now painted. Slate roof with hips, gables and gable dormer. Clay ridge tiles and lead flashings. Roof windows added. Red brick chimney stacks with brick relief patterning and corbelled caps. A number of original pots replaced. Side wall chimney stack on entrance front taken down to eaves level. Original rainwater fittings replaced and further pipework added. Sash windows generally. A number of window alterations additions and replacements. Original openings removed or altered during later building work. Large glasshouse, originally adjacent to south west facing facade now replaced by later extensions and tarmac car park. Sections of original stone balustrading at top of bank between house terrace and original garden area. Original brick boundary wall with coursed rubble stone plinth adjacent to Park Drive. Alterations and enlarged openings to original brick boundary wall on entrance front.

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