Yarborough Road


Yarborough Road Character Area (view detailed map) lies to the west of Lincoln’s historic core and spans almost the full height of the north escarpment slope. The Character Area is dominated by large-scale individually styled Late Victorian/Edwardian properties, as well as some contemporary smaller-scale terraced houses, which originally formed part of a middle-class suburb within easy reach of the city centre. Small contained areas of later infill and redevelopment dating to the Inter-War, Post-War and Modern Periods are also located within the area.

The changing gradient of the escarpment slope strongly influences many elements of the urban form, such as the size of housing plots, accessibility, road layout, the aspect of buildings, and the rhythm of buildings up and down the escarpment slope.

The Late Victorian/Edwardian townscape survives as a manifestation of a period of economic prosperity experienced by Lincoln, which resulted in the emergence of a middle class, around the turn of the 20th century. Larger-scale properties are highly individual in character, and are differentiated through variation in building form and scale as well as the incorporation of a variety of decorative features. Rows of terraced houses mostly comprise single, or a small number of, build units. Houses within build units are usually similar in form and decoration leading to short but coherent building lines and façades. However, different build units of Late Victorian/Edwardian terraces vary considerably in form and decoration. Despite the varying scale and form of Late Victorian/Edwardian houses, properties have many common characteristics.

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Strong building line of north facing terraced properties up Yarborough Road

Key Statistics

Latitude/Longitude: (53.23603, -0.5475)
Character Area Type: Residential
Location: Inner suburbs
Predominant Period: Late Victorian/Edwardian (1869 to 1919 AD)
Secondary Period: Post-war (1946 to 1966 AD)
Average Building Type: Semi-detached
Average Building Density: Medium