Monks Road to Winn Street

Overview

Monks Road/Winn Street Character Area is a townscape of Late Victorian/Edwardian red-brick terraced housing (view detailed map) . The mainly two-storey houses have little or no setback from the footway, which gives a strong sense of enclosure on the streets. Decorative details on buildings vary and mainly consist of moulded brickwork at eaves level and heavy stone lintels.
 
Within the broad style of terraced housing is a variety of building types, for example along Florence Street and Winn Street. Elements of the Victorian/Edwardian civic infrastructure survive such as Monks Abbey County Primary School, Monks Road Congregational Church, All Saints Church and Croft Street Primitive Methodist Chapel.
 
Monks Road is a busy main road, which sees high volumes of traffic throughout the day, contrasting with the residential side streets, which are much quieter. The exception to this is Winn Street, which is often used as an alternative to Monks Road, particularly by westbound traffic. There are strong links to surrounding localities to the north and east although access to the north is impeded by traffic along Monks Road. The area is predominantly residential with some commercial activity taking place along Monks Road which includes a number of small shops. Small scale incremental change to houses, such as replacement doors and windows and stone cladding, is affecting the overall sense of unity of the terraced housing.
 
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View looking north up Grafton Street with a row of terraced houses both sides.

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.22957, -0.52582)
Character Area Type: Residential
Location: Inner suburbs
Predominant Period: Late Victorian/Edwardian (1869 to 1919 AD)
Secondary Period: Modern (1967 to Current day)
Average Building Type: Terraced
Average Building Density: High