Ancaster Character Area (view detailed map) is a mainly residential suburb with the majority of the townscape dating from between 1938 and 1967. Several 19th-century elements are visible in the current townscape including the Pike Drain, a gravel-pit boundary line and several field boundaries and a footpath. There is a good sense of enclosure from the continuous building line, small gaps between buildings, constant building height and public/private boundary height, although this breaks down at the eastern end of De Wint Avenue where there are larger setbacks and plots, and buildings are not built across the full or near full plot width. Housing throughout the Character Area is two-storey semi-detached and mainly in red or brown brick. The main variations in architectural style are the roofs, with hipped, gabled and mansard styles. Streets are wide with carriageways, 2m-wide grass verges, wide footways and deep front gardens. Ancaster is a quiet, inward looking Character Area with limited connections to surrounding localities to the north, south and east although there is a reasonable connection on to Moorland Avenue.

The majority of the townscape of Ancaster Character Area dates from the Inter-War and Post-War Periods although earlier elements are still visible in the current townscape. By 1946 all the roads in the Character Area had been laid out and the houses at 4-16 Shannon Avenue and 2-16 Constable Avenue had been built, and by 1967 the remainder of the buildings in the Character Area had been completed.

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Red brick semi-detached property with limited Decorative details

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.20327, -0.57001)
Character Area Type: Residential
Location: Outer suburbs
Predominant Period: Post-war (1946 to 1966 AD)
Secondary Period: Inter-war (1920 to 1945 AD)
Average Building Type: Semi-detached
Average Building Density: Medium