Eddystone and Coniston Drive

Overview

Eddystone and Coniston Drive Housing Estate Character Area is a large suburban residential development built during the Modern Period [1967 – Present day AD] that forms part of a larger suburban area around North Hykeham. This residential development has largely overwritten the historical character of the area, although the lines of Early Industrial Period [1750 – 1845 AD] field divisions survive as boundaries between build units.
 
The majority of the Character Area consists of residential development, although an open playing field and recreation ground are located at the east of the Character Area along with several civic buildings, which comprise a hospital, a day care centre and town council offices.
 
Large-scale construction within the Character Area was undertaken during the 1970s, as one single programme, creating a highly cohesive character to the area. The properties within the development unit are similar in form and style with a repeating design theme and decorative form. Gabled, detached bungalows predominate throughout the area, with minimal decoration in the form of stone-cladding to either a projecting chimney or a single bay of the façade.
  
A number of Civic buildings are located in the south central part of the area, off Fen Lane, and were all built in the latter part of the Modern Period [1967 – 2010 AD] in an area that was formerly a school and playing field.  
Properties within the Character Area turn their backs on adjacent areas, and therefore have minimal engagement with surrounding areas. The Character Area is accessed by two roads leading off Lincoln Road.
 
Rural views exist across the Witham Valley to the east and long-ranging views of Lincoln Cathedral are possible from the playing fields.
View along Alderney Way with the limestone escarpment at the rear

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.18658, -0.573662)
Character Area Type: Residential
Location: Outer suburbs
Predominant Period: Modern (1967 to Current day)
Secondary Period: Late Victorian/Edwardian (1869 to 1919 AD)
Average Building Type: Detached
Average Building Density: Medium