Terraced Houses in Leicester

Door in Cramant's Yard
The rounded arch above the door is a feature of earlier small houses. The example on the left is in the former Cramant's Yard and dates from the 1820's.
The difference between early and later Victorian doors on larger terraces is shown on neighbouring houses in Newtown Street (right). On the right is a classically influenced door from the 1840s (other examples, from a large terrace, are shown below) while to the left is a typical door of the 1870s.
Doors on Newtown Street
Doors on Princess Road West
Doors on Princess Road West
Doors on Princess Road West
Doors on small terraced houses are fairly plain. Many open straight onto the street, with or without steps. Sometimes the front doors to adjacent houses are placed in a passage, as in the two examples below.
Doors on Lonsdale Street
Doors on Gopsall Street
Doors on Filbert Street East
From the 1850s to the 1870s some houses sport 'hood moulds' with scrolled brackets ('consoles') over the doors and windows.
Doors on Lincoln Street
Hood moulds on Walnut Street
Below, there are two examples of different types of porches. While larger houses sometimes have decorative tiles in the porch, even the blue glazed bricks in the photo on the right are unusual for smaller houses.
Doors on Prospect Hill Doors on Thirlmere Street
Various designs are used to visually connect adjacent doors. Bottom right is an example of the elaborate decoration which can be found on larger houses.
Doors on Montague Road
Doors on Gopsall Street Doors on Ashleigh Road
Variations on the front
Brick/stone bands
• Doors
Boot scrapers
At the back
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