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Shortstown Architecture

Arches Curves and Circles........

Central Ave windowsSM
Circular windowSM
1 Central Ave detailSM

The detail in the brickwork of the arches above the upper windows in this house in Central Avenue is really quite intricate and this pattern can be seen in many homes in the original streets of Shortstown. Taken from the same property is a picture of a circular window at the side of this house - the houses are now over 95 years old but the features still look good.

Many of these features have been incorporated in the houses built around 2003/4 and in the new parts of Shortstown. Some houses in Shorts Avenue for example have circular windows whilst others have arched brickwork over their upper windows.
 
Is there anyone out there that can tell us anything about the style of these buildings? It is believed that they were designed by a Newcastle Architect named Mr J T Clackett. It is recorded that the Short brothers insisted on the best quality materials and layouts to be adopted for their workers houses in spite of the shortage of materials due to the war.

These images are shown here with the kind permission of the homeowners

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