West Parade and Beaumont Fee (north) Character Area (view detailed map) has a largely coherent townscape from the Late Victorian/Edwardian Period [1869-1919] including terraced housing (now mostly converted to commercial use) and commercial buildings. The current townscape is also influenced by earlier elements such as the mainly medieval street pattern, itself influenced by the Roman Colonia and medieval walled lower city, and early 19th century buildings including Beaumont Manor and small terraced houses.
The common characteristics of the terraced houses and buildings greatly influence the character. They include relatively narrow, two to three storey buildings in red Albion brick, gabled slate roofs, vertical wooden sliding sash windows including many canted ground floor or two storey bay windows, and shallow forecourts with low brick walls.
The Character Area has a largely, coherent townscape from the Late Victorian/Edwardian Period [1869-1919]. However, the current townscape is strongly influenced by earlier developments, particularly as it lies within the former Roman Colonia [60-90 AD] and later medieval walled lower city, and by additions that are more recent.
The Character Area is well integrated into the surrounding areas with good vehicle access and pedestrian in all directions, although current one-way systems inhibit vehicle movement to the east.
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||Late Victorian/Edwardian (1869 to 1919 AD)
||Early Industrial (1750 to 1845 AD)
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