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Description: 1-61, Parktown (See Details for Further Address Information)
Date Listed: 29 January 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 245731
OS Grid Reference: SP5138407825
OS Grid Coordinates: 451384, 207825
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7668, -1.2568
Nos 1 to 61 (odd)
Nos 2 to 64 (even)
SP 5107 NW 1/32 29.1.68.
Consists of four groups of houses laid out in 1853 by Samuel Lipscombe Seckham,
(1) on the West of the Crescent Nos 4 to 14 alternate on the South and Nos
1 to 9 alternate on the North. These are detached, 3-storeyed houses of
the villa type with Welsh slate roofs and sash windows.
(2) The Crescent. Nos 11-31 alternate on the North and Nos 16-34 alternate
on the South. 3-storeyed stuccoed, in two curved rows of houses of the "terrace"
type with an ornamental shrubbery in the centre. The ground floors are rusticated
and there are basements and good iron railings. Above is a moulded cornice
and a small balustraded parapet. In each floor are two sash windows with
cills supported on consoles, those in the 2nd floor being of simpler design.
In the ground floor each has a 3-light sash window and a recessed doorway
up a flight of steps.
(3) On the East of the Crescent. Nos 33-45 alternate on the North and Nos
36-44 alternate on the south. These are similar to (1).
(4) The Terrace. At the East end of the group. Nos 47-61 alternate to
North of central archway and Nos 48-64 alternate to South of same. 3-storeyed
yellow brick with basements and a stuccoed, rusticated ground floor, the
whole terrace being raised some 4 ft above the roadway. Each house has two
1st-floor sash windows and on the ground floor is one sash window and a recessed
doorway up a flight of steps. The central stuccoed Archway is dated 1855.
All the listed buildings in Parktown form a group, with Nos 68 and 70 Banbury
Listing NGR: SP5138407825
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Source: English Heritage
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