Town Survey Update 1998/2001

London Road West: Sheet twenty five

Building: 65 Photo: D34

History:

Dwellings related to nos. 61 and 63, possibly a Corn Merchants house at some time.

Current Use:

65 london rd D34

Montien – Thai restaurant

Description:

Semi-detached ‘Victorian/Edwardian’ villa style building, attached to nos. 61 and 63, on four floors including ground/semi-basement, divided vertically, left hand LHS flush with adjacent properties, right hand RHS set back level with rear of no. 67 and all in yellow stock brick under slate roof hipped to north RHS with black half round gutter on white painted timber fascia. Ground floor/semi-basement LHS bay window at and below street level with three openings in white painted moulded surrounds, centre door and narrower on each side blacked/blanked off and canopied illuminated menu board over door. First/second floors bay treatment in centre under slate roof with three sash windows in white painted moulded surrounds with moulded brackets at ends of each cill and projecting string course in stone/concrete at second floor cill level. Windows single pane clear glass. Details similar to nos. 61 and 63. Third floor single sash window in centre with white painted moulded surround and projecting string course at cill level as above.

RHS set back as indicated above but overlaps rear of no. 67. Semi-basement/ground/second floors, LHS modern covered timber stair to first floor under felt roof with tile feature over double doors at street level. RHS stair glazed in timber frame and sub-cill panels on concrete beam. RHS on two levels concrete paved with three brick steps and retaining wall between. First floor single sash window in unpainted moulded surround. Second floor LHS projects forward in stock brick over stair with two single sash windows moulded surrounds, one white painted over stair the other unpainted over ground floor window, both have projecting stone string course at cill level. Third floor two single sash windows in unpainted moulded surrounds over second floor and with projecting string course at cill level.

Traditional style cast iron railing along frontage on concrete with step to entrance and at RHS.

Comment:

Upper floors similar in appeal to nos. 61 and 63 but spoilt by modern interventions and would benefit from a clean of brickwork.

Importance: C

Not included in previous survey.