Sincil Dyke West


The townscape of Sincil Dyke West Character Area (view detailed map) consists largely of regular grid-like residential streets dating from the Post-Railway Expansion and Late Victorian/Edwardian Periods, interspersed with areas of comprehensive redevelopment dating from the late 20th century. However, earlier features, in particular medieval burgage plots, the course of the former Roman road, and the historic watercourses bordering the south and east of the Character Area, strongly influenced the development of the existing townscape.

Properties in the Character Area are almost entirely composed of residential housing, the majority of which is in the form of continuous Victorian terraced rows with smaller interspersed areas of comprehensive redevelopment dating from the Modern Period. Modern housing ‘estates’ vary in style, scale and construction, but within each estate buildings have a coherent form.

The Character Area is strongly linked to High Street, which has historically influenced its layout and accessibility. The area is also well linked via pedestrian and road access to neighbouring residential housing to the east. Residential properties of all types within the Character Area form an important and centrally located suburb within the lower part of the city centre.
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Confluence of Great Gowt and Sincil Dyke drains at Sewell’s Walk.

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.21974, -0.54307)
Character Area Type: Residential
Location: Inner city
Predominant Period: Late Victorian/Edwardian (1869 to 1919 AD)
Secondary Period: Modern (1967 to Current day)
Average Building Type: Terraced
Average Building Density: High