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4 Clare Valley

Semi-detached house, c1890, forming part of a group of five houses facing southern end of the ‘Bowl’ recreational area. Three storeys including attic plus cellars. In single household use. Red brick facades with brick plinth plus string courses at window head and sill heights. String courses form half round and segmental arches on pair of windows and door on garden facing elevation with decorative brick and terracotta infill patterning. Original single storey brick utility extension abuts road facing facade but now rendered and painted. Two storey canted window bay facing garden with stone window surrounds. Stone sills and chamfered lintels to openings generally. Inset brick panels to window bay with corbelled brick eaves to hipped bay roof. Open, moulded timber framed porch with hipped plain tile roof to main entrance doorway. Original timber balustrading panels to porch removed. Flat roofed brick garage building added c1928, replacing small original outbuilding. Part of adjacent brick boundary wall facing road has been partially rebuilt with new gates added. Hipped plain tile roof with half-timbered gable over bay on rear facade. Dormer windows on front and back with plain tile hipped roofs and side tile hanging. Clay ridge tiles and bonnet hip tiles. Plain tile roof covering to hipped single storey extension recently renewed. Projecting timber eaves with replaced gutters and downpipes. Red brick chimney stacks with corbelled detail at head and projecting course at cap. Central stack has added vertical brick relief patterning. A number of original pots are missing or have been replaced. Original sash windows generally, some with glazing bars. Replacement doors and windows particularly to single storey utility extension and to dormers and gable at roof level. Original casement side windows to entrance hall and first floor landing, possibly fitted originally with stained glass panels. Original brick gate piers with stone caps on Clare Valley boundary with original brick wall to part of boundaries adjacent to Nos. 3 and 5. Original brick and stone retaining wall to terrace and steps leading to garden. Recent wooden fences form boundaries with adjacent properties at lower garden level.

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