H E Clifford, 1902. 3-storey and attic block of tenements
with shops below set on curved site. Cream sandstone ashlar
at ground and dressings to red brick walls above and at rear.
End pavilions 4-storey, 2 x 2 bays. Modern shop fronts
at ground with frieze and moulded cornice above; decorative
entrances to closes at Nos 149, 165, 179, 195, each with rounded arrisses, hoodmoulds bearing cartouched keystones, and with
label stops, large, keystoned oculus above, some filled
with decorative grille and close number; carriage pend
between Nos 179 and 195. 10 symmetrical bays at centre,
above ground, comprised of 2 gabled tripartite bays with
bracketted balconies with carved panels and aedicules to
centre lights at 2nd floor, flanked by octagonal tourelle
with ogeed, finialled stone roofs, and with decorative, blind
open aedicule in gable apex; 2 single bays flanking each
side, with aediculed windows at 1st floor; 2 further
tripartite bays beyond, each separately gabled and with
linking balcony and central aedicules at 2nd floor as
above, flanked by wallhead stacks with ornamented ashlar
necks and coping. Outer bays adjoining end pavilions to
each side, arranged 5-8-8 to left and 7-7-6 to right but
similarly; 1st floor grouped window with lipped lintels,
2nd with Ionic columns-mullions. Outer groups flanked by
coped wallhead stacks with cartouched, pedimented panels
at 2nd floor level. Overhanging timber bracketted eaves.
END PAVILIONS: tripartite windows to 1st and 2nd floor,
with aediculed centre lights to 2nd floor windows, linked
by string course, and with single tripartite above; parapet
with raised semi-circular panel. Pilastered quoins terminating
in squat ogee-roofed, finialled tempietto; slated pyramid
roof tapering in lead finial. Pavilion ends to Dunlop and
Stockwell Street detailed identically above ground.
Main roof slated mansard; flat-roofed timber, bipartite
and tripartite dormers. Sash and case windows, plate-glass
at 1st floor, and with vertical paned upper sashes at 2nd
floor and above.
REAR ELEVATION (STOCKWELL PLACE): asymmetrical and with
irregular bay and window sizes. Advanced stair bays breaking
eaves; stepped stair windows; small-pane glazing to top-
hopper windows; dormers detailed as Howard Street elevation.