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Ribble Lodge: Clare Valley

One of a group of four detached house built at beginning of 20th century (c1905-1916), towards cul-de-sac end of Clare Valley (Formerly named Huntingdon Drive). Plans for Ribble Lodge (originally known as The Bungalow) were prepared by architects Jeffries & North c1908 for Frank Hodson (Junior) followed by later plans for garage c1922, also for Frank Hodson (Junior). In single household use. Style influenced by latter stages of Arts and Crafts movement. House at base of steep bank forming edge of ’Park Bowl’ and eastern boundary of The Park. Rear garden has been terraced with grassed areas. Two storeys including attic storey with projecting front and rear wings. Predominantly render with brick plinths on main facades and brickwork elsewhere, now partly painted. Single storey flat roofed box and bow window bays on front facade and projecting window on side elevation. Main entrance doorway sheltered by overhanging gable supported by single column. Brick sills and segmental arched heads to many brickwork openings. Hipped and gabled roof with clay plain tiles plus ridge tiles, hip tiles and flush verges. Exposed timber tie beam on front gable plus verge fascia. Projecting wood eaves and iron strap gutter brackets. Flat roofed dormer window overlooking front garden and inset roof window with lead apron on rear facing roof. Original rainwater fittings replaced plus additional pipework. Rendered chimney stacks, (originally exposed brickwork ?), with blue brick caps and red clay beehive pots. Stack on rear roof has been altered. Mainly wood casement windows with lead / lattice panes. Prominent Diocletian style window adjacent to main entrance doorway. Panelled and partly glazed main entrance door. Some minor door and window alterations. Extensive groundworks to form garden terraces and sunken front garden area with stone retaining walls, steps, paths and terraces.

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