Swallow Beck

Overview

Swallow Beck Character Area (view detailed map) is a large suburban residential area located in the south west of the City of Lincoln. It is dominated by a series of residential developments built during the late Post-War [1946-1966 AD] and Modern Period [1967-2009 AD] that form part of larger suburban areas either side of Newark Road. Although residential development has overwritten much of the former rural landscape, some traces of earlier activity remain evident in the modern townscape such as the High Medieval alignment of Doddington Road.

Public spaces are limited to the playground and Pike Drain in the northeast of the Character Area, and open grassed area surrounding De Wint Court, a residential care home. Private space is extensive with substantial plots incorporating medium-to-large private gardens to the front and rear of properties.

Housing within the area forms part of larger suburban areas either side of Newark Road. Houses in the area were constructed in several phases during the Post-War and Modern periods. Consequently, the form and style of residential properties varies considerably throughout the Character Area. However within individual development units, the townscape is generally coherent, with many ‘themed’ and common characteristics, such as building density, form, style and scale, road layout and building materials (e.g. Spanish-style and Tudor-style decoration housing around Hadleigh Drive and Ashworth Close).

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One and two storey houses in the Character Area. The properties have low walls and fences separating front gardens from the pathway in front.

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.20165, -0.57816)
Character Area Type: Residential
Location: Outer suburbs
Predominant Period: Post-war (1946 to 1966 AD)
Secondary Period: Modern (1967 to Current day)
Average Building Type: Detached
Average Building Density: Medium