Terraced Houses in Leicester

Eaves
The smallest houses have a limited amount of detail around the eaves. Some have none, just the gutter (which may have been wood originally), others have simple repeating brick or tile patterns.
Eaves detail on Hamilton Street
Eaves detail on St Albans Road
Ornamentation costs money, but mass production and increasing wages meant that later small houses could afford to have more ornate decoration.
The circular decoration can be found on slightly larger houses in a variety of different designs.
Eaves detail on Connaught Street
Eaves detail on Walnut Street
Mainly, but not exclusively, found on larger houses, is the use of coloured brick and tiles. The tiles are similar to those used on the floors of larger houses.
On the right of this photo is an example of 'eaves scrolls'. These are usually, but not always, found on larger houses.
Eaves detail on Welland Street
Eaves detail on Walnut Street
There are a variety of different sorts of eaves scrolls. Here they are combined with decorative brick and tiles.
Bricks have been abandoned on the eaves of this terrace, from the early 1900s, which now has wood fascia boards.
Eaves detail on Conway Road
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