SE6051SW SOUTH ESPLANADE 1112-1/21/918 (North East side) 14/02/77 Friars Terrace Nos.1, 2 and 3 and attached gates and railings
Includes: No.8 PECKITT STREET. Terrace of 4 houses and attached garden gates and railings. c1855. Red and grey brick in Flemish bond, with doorcases and bracketed eaves cornice of timber; brick stacks to slate roof. Gates and railings of cast-iron. EXTERIOR: South Esplanade front, to river: 3 storeys 8 windows. Entrance to No.8 Peckitt Street in left return. Doorcases are of sunk-panel pilasters with bracketed cornices on bulbous carved consoles and doors of 4 panels beneath plain overlights. Entrances alternate with 3-light canted bay windows with prominent bracketed cornices and 2x4-pane centre sashes between 2x2-pane side sashes. All other windows are 12-pane sashes with cambered heads, flat arches and painted stone sills, those on first floor taller than those on second floor. All windows have slender glazing bars. Below left end window on first floor is stone tablet inscribed "FRIAR'S TERRACE". Peckitt Street front: 3 storeys and attic; 3-bay gable wall. Entrance in centre, with blind windows to right bay of each floor: window to left of door is 4-pane sash, and other windows are 12-pane sashes. Details of all openings repeat those on river front. Attic window is round-arched small-pane sash with painted stone sill. Cornice from river front returns beneath pedimented gable end. INTERIOR: not inspected. SUBSIDIARY FEATURES: railings raised on retaining wall and steps on north-east side of South Esplanade (qv) surviving from C13 Franciscan Friary on same site. Railings to gardens and gates are turned with spearhead finials and turned bulbous standards on square bases.
Listing NGR: SE6034651450
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