Local Listing: Five slightly varied detached villas using the
same design vocabulary. Three storey, Gothic-type styling. Frontage
gables, timber bargeboards, towers (3 villas), leaded windows, some mullion and
transom windows, two and three colour brickwork, painted stone dressings.
Tiles roofs with crested ridges. Moulded and corbelled chimneys.
Share a common carriage drive behind a vernacular stone street boundary wall,
pierced for gates, and piers.
Comment: These houses are well hidden: the wall to the
road is only "pierced" at each end of the carriage drive and behind the wall is
a a long line of trees and shrubs. This makes it difficult to take in how
similar and how dissimilar each of the houses is. I do not have a date for
them but they seem to be lateish 19th century. Nor do we have an
architect, builder or information on what they thought they were doing and why.
All further information about this remarkable and possibly unique development
would be gratefully received