Hawthorn Avenue

Overview

Hawthorn Avenue Character Area is a large almost exclusively residential area lying at the base of the limestone escarpment within the Witham Valley. The area lies within the parish of Waddington, to the south of the city of Lincoln.
 
Much of the land within the Character Area remained open until it was developed for housing in the late Post-War [1946-1966 AD] and Modern [1967-2010 AD] periods. Few traces of the area’s agricultural past survive within the townscape as the former rural character has been overwritten by development.
 
Housing consists of three main residential developments, each of which is composed of one or a number of build units. Each residential build unit has an identifiable and largely consistent character which becomes increasingly coherent in more recent developments. Properties are built around a series of residential roads and cul-de-sacs arranged in loose curving grids or sinuous patterns.
 
There is clear variation between the three main development units, illustrating different approaches towards the construction of residential housing estates in the latter half of the 20th century. However, despite the variety of build units within the area, several aspects of the townscape are coherent across the Character Area. 
 
A small retail centre along Redwood Drive at the centre of the Character Area provides a focal centre for local residents and a recreation ground, playground and grass verges along roads and footpaths provide open space for the area.
One and a half storey houses setback form the road with driveways and gardens.

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.181012, -0.555351)
Character Area Type: Residential
Location: Outer suburbs
Predominant Period: Modern (1967 to Current day)
Secondary Period: Post-war (1946 to 1966 AD)
Average Building Type: Mixed
Average Building Density: Medium