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21 Cavendish Crescent South

Detached house c1858, possibly by architects Hine & Evans. Also known as Albert Villa. Now converted into flats. One of first houses in The Park to be built away from periphery of estate. Two storeys plus basement and attic storey. Red brick with ashlar dressings and hipped and gabled slate roof. Lower part of original terraced garden area, including coach house/stable building adjacent to Fiennes Crescent, replaced by development of four terraced townhouses c1970-80. Flat roofed garage building and hipped roof glazed porch added to road front, 20c. Garage replaced part of earlier outbuilding. Originally, glazed passageway with round arched brick entrance at side of house, now altered and partly removed. Twin gabled road front with hipped roof side extension. Canted window bay on garden front with gable above. Decorative brick banding at eaves with square inset panels and buff brick. Bull nosed detail at eaves in hipped roof side extension. Stone surrounds to door and window openings including a number with round arched heads and hoodmoulds. Stonework now painted. Slate roof with overhanging eaves and projecting verges at gables supported on ornamental brackets. Red brick chimney stacks with buff decorative banding, red brick corbelled caps and moulded stone copings. A number of stacks altered or partially rebuilt. Buff crown chimney pots. Flat roofed dormer window added. Original rainwater fittings replaced and further pipework added. Mainly glazing bar sash windows to original openings with some alterations. Also, later window openings formed. Original brick boundary wall and panelled gate piers with stone copings on road front, now roughcast rendered and painted. Part of wall replaced by later garage building. Coach house and original boundary wall with opening on to Fiennes Crescent now replaced by later residential development.

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