Terracotta gable and string course.
|Oaklands Road was developed in the 1890s as part of a
planned development between Penn Road and Lea Road.
It is very
characteristic of Victorian leafy suburbia. Many builders seem to
have been involved in erecting houses and pairs of houses, many of which
would have been to the designs largely dictated by the first purchasers.
Not surprisingly for the date there is a good deal of terracotta and
quite a few tiled porches - though doubtless not so many now as there