Wetherby Crescent

Overview

Wetherby Crescent Character Area is a small residential area dating to the Post-War [1946 – 1966 AD and Modern [1967 – Present day] Periods, located on the northern fringe of North Hykeham. Post-war and Modern development has overwritten much of the area’s former landscape character, and as such few traces of the area’s past remain in the current townscape.
 
The area comprises three residential developments lying to the rear of Newark Road. However, many aspects of the townscape are strongly coherent across the whole Character Area, showing similar approaches towards the construction of housing in the latter half of the 20th century. The scale, density and layout of properties is similar throughout much of the area, and in general, houses are plain with simple decoration. The style of decoration varies between each of the residential development units, helping to identify the phased construction of the area, although houses are broadly similar within build units.
 
Houses turn their backs on surrounding areas resulting in a series of inward looking developments. As a result, views into and out of the area are restricted. Although individual development units are well connected internally, with circular streets and pedestrian footways, the Character Area is poorly connected to adjacent areas.
 
Public space within the Character Area is very limited.
Modern housing along Colne Close

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.196023, -0.581739)
Character Area Type: Residential
Location: Outer suburbs
Predominant Period: Modern (1967 to Current day)
Secondary Period: Post-war (1946 to 1966 AD)
Average Building Type: Detached
Average Building Density: High