Newark Road Linear

Overview

Newark Road, the main gateway into the city of Lincoln from the southwest, forms the backbone of the Character Area. The area also includes two roads, Station Road and Thorpe Lane, which branch off the northern side of Newark Road. The area consists of a mixture of residential, commercial and civic development with the latter two mainly centred on the large Newark Road and Station Road junction. Properties are generally built along and facing the roads, although there are several modern cul-de-sac developments set off the main road.
 
The area is host to a great variety of architectural styles, creating a varied and changing character throughout. Linear ribbon development from the Late Victorian/Edwardian Period [1869 – 1919 AD] is interspersed with later developments from the Inter-war [1920 – 1945 AD], Post-war [1946 – 1966 AD] and Modern [1967 – Present day] periods. However, small coherent build units are present alongside many additional bespoke infill developments.
 
Despite variations, there are many coherent aspects to the townscape. Build units and/or houses constructed in the same period can generally be identified through coherences in materials, decoration, window orientation, form and set-back. The juxtaposition of coherent build units ranging from 1 to 20 buildings, create a varied townscape along the main roads in the Character Area. 
 
Open public space is limited to the recreation ground at the Memorial Hall, grass verges along roads and landscaping around civic and commercial properties. Private space includes front and often spacious rear gardens as well as the land occupied by school playing fields.
 
There are long-ranging linear views along roads, but a strong build line along roads limits views out to surrounding areas.
 
The area has a large number of shops and amenities, several of which are dispersed throughout the area, these, combined with the presence of two schools means that there is a high sense of vitality in these areas throughout much of the day.
The Forum shopping centre, a landmark building along Newark Road

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.187241, -0.596244)
Character Area Type: Mixed use
Location: Outer suburbs
Predominant Period: Modern (1967 to Current day)
Secondary Period: Late Victorian/Edwardian (1869 to 1919 AD)
Average Building Type: Semi-detached
Average Building Density: Medium