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General Description

In addition to the western side of Milton Place itself (excluding Chantry Court) this Conservation Area includes East Terrace, Gordon Place, 23-27 Bentley Street and the former Globe P.H. Milton Road.

sash window
sash window

History

The original purpose of this area was as an affluent residential suburb. It marks the eastward extension of the "New Town" based on Harmer Street. Most of the main terraces date from the 1820s but 1-8 East Terrace is somewhat earlier. Gordon Place came late in the 19th Century as an infill development. The Georgian Cox House in The Terrace was the original Custom House building.

Character


east terrace
east terrace
The dominant element in this Conservation Area is the long line of three-storey buildings in Milton Place, which originally overlooked meadows to the river beyond. They are still viewed as one entity from a distance, particularly from Khartoum Place and the recreation area to the north of it. Indeed, relationships here between houses and their prospects are as important as the interplay of buildings and spaces. In contrast, East Terrace and Gordon Place have a sense of tight enclosure with an intricate townscape focusing on The Pilot P.H. - a flamboyant Arts and Crafts style building on a prominent site - which strongly contrasts with the simple form of the fine Georgian terrace opposite at 1-8 East Terrace. 
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Consistency of colour and retention/reinstatement of traditional features such as sash windows and panelled doors is as important in enhancing distant views of the terraces as it is from close quarters and repairs to the main facades along Milton Place must be a high priority. Through grant assistance this has been achieved at 9,10 and 10a where attention to detail has involved the reinstatement of original tuck-pointing requiring specialist skills. The reinstatement of boundary railings will further enhance the character and appearance of this Conservation Area.

buildings at milton place
buildings at milton place
9-10a milton place
9-10a milton place

balcony
balcony
roof detail
roof detail
15-17 milton place
15-17 milton place
window
window
stair railings
stair railings