Lichfield Road Character Area is a large residential development immediately east of the centre of Bracebridge Heath village. It comprises a single residential development dating to the latter part of the Modern Period [1967-2010].
The Character Area lies within the grounds of a former psychiatric hospital established in the 19th century, however recent development has overwritten much of the area’s earlier landscape history. Most of the hospital infrastructure falls within an adjacent Character Area, though some features, including a stone wall, and a former school of nursing have been incorporated into the modern development.
Throughout much of the area movement is orientated towards the use of the car as the area is divided up into large and irregular urban blocks which are pierced by series of short branching cul-de-sacs. However, a number of pedestrian paths provide access to Bracebridge village to the west. With the exception of some houses along Canwick Avenue, properties in the Character Area are inward looking turning their backs on neighbouring areas.
Uninterrupted open rural views exist to the north, east and south of the Character Area. Those to the north are dominated by Lincoln Cathedral and the city’s built-up north escarpment, offering a visual link to the city but reinforcing the area’s role as a satellite or commuter settlement. Within the area, a former school of nursing converted into a block of flats is a landmark building.
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