SE5952NW THE AVENUE 1112-1/6/1065 (North West side) Nos.1-9 (Consecutive)
Terrace of 9 houses, one now guest house, some flats. 1880-90; later alterations. By WG and A Penty. MATERIALS: ground floor at front is of red brick in English garden-wall bond, first floor tile hung, with canted bays white-washed and rough cast; rear of buff brick in English garden-wall bond. Front roof of tile, rear of slate, with flat dormers and brick stacks with deep stepped cornices. Eaves at front are sprocketed and overhang on shaped timber brackets; gables have fish-scale tiles in the apex and narrow plain bargeboards. Original cast-iron guttering carried on cast-iron brackets. STYLE: Domestic Revival. EXTERIOR: 2 storeys and attics; 19 bays. Each house has 2-bay front, one bay of each is treated as a 2-storey canted bay, all except in Nos 4, 5 and 6 gabled with the adjacent bay and breaking slightly forward: No.5 is double fronted, triple gabled and projects to form centrepiece. Original front doors are glazed in small panes and panelled, and set beneath small-pane overlights in part glazed screens. Porches are either segmental hoods on carved brackets or pent and cantilevered on shaped braces. Doors to Nos 1 and 9 are in right and left returns respectively and have flat canopy porches on shaped braces. Ground and first floor windows in canted bays are of 5 lights with additional half lights at each end, beneath moulded cornices. Nos 1 and 9 have additional 4-light ground floor windows beneath segmental arches: first floor windows over these are of 4 lights, over doors of 2 lights. Original ground floor windows are plain casements with 4-pane top-hung lights above a transom: first floor windows are of 2 tiers of small 4-pane casements. Gabled attics have 3-light 8-pane casement windows; flat dormers 6-pane casement windows of 2 or 3 lights. Nos 6 and 7 only have some replacement windows. INTERIORS: not inspected. An extremely well preserved and early example of the Domestic Revival style, applied to a late Victorian terrace by an important local firm of architects.
Listing NGR: SE5942252796