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Linden House: Clumber Road West

Detached house c1874, possibly by architects Hine & Son. Now converted into flats. Red brick with ashlar dressings and gabled slate roof. Two storeys plus cellar and attic storey. Two storey rear wing. Substantial part of lower garden area adjacent to Maxtoke Road developed as separate single storey dwelling c1978, architect Julian Marsh. Various alterations to main house including two storey, flat roofed, side extension with single storey, square, main entrance porch adjacent to Clumber Road West. Also, conversion and extension of former carriage house and outbuildings in rear yard area into garage and additional accommodation plus colonnaded garden loggia with ionic columns, corniced fascia and rusticated pilasters replacing original outbuildings adjacent to the house in that area. Alterations may be result of plans prepared by Niven and Wigglesworth for Otto Hornberger c1917. Steel fire escape platform and staircase from upper floors added plus covered access to cellar on garden front for air raid shelter purposes. Bull nosed brick and dentillation detail at eaves and gable verges. Half round arched window heads with brick voussoirs on north front. Pair of flat roofed, two storey, canted window bays on garden front with gable and gabled dormer over. Stonework features include canted window bays on garden front, door and window surrounds including Venetian windows at attic level on garden front, lintels and sills, cornice and entrance arch details to side extension and porch, hoodmoulds plus kneelers, copings, finials and decorative circular air vents to gables and gabled dormer. Slate roof with plain clay ridge tiles, gables gabled dormer and hipped dormer windows. Red brick chimney stacks with string courses, corbelled caps and stone dressings. Buff crown chimney pots. One stack altered. Original and replacement rainwater fittings and further pipework added. Mainly glazing bar sash windows plus casements and leaded lights. A number of alterations and additions to door and windows. Original brick boundary wall with saddleback copings and coursed rubble stone plinth. Original gate openings with piers to rear yard area now altered and enlarged to provide car access and parking. Later garden gate opening with red brick piers and stone caps.

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linden house clumber road west

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