Terraced Houses in Leicester

Bands
The idea of having a band of ornamental bricks around the exterior of the house, roughly following the division of ground floor from first floor, isn't new. The example on the right is from the village of Barsby and dates from the 17th century.
House in Barsby
Brick band , St Albans Rd
Not all terraces have this feature, and for those that do the designs are fairly simple.
Sometimes there is a design which includes coloured bricks...
Brick band, Connaught St
Brick band, Beaumanor Rd
...and sometimes there is just coloured bricks.
Larger terraced houses sometimes have a more ornate design.
Brick band, St Albans Rd
Band and panel, St Albans Rd
On the left, the flowered section in the middle is a single panel which doesn't follow round the front of the house, as the rest of the design does.
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Roofs
Eaves
Plaques
• Brick/stone bands
Lintels
Windows
Doors
Boot scrapers
At the back
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