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Character Area 2: Selby Road

4.1 The A19 bypass has separated this area of Riccall leaving a quite secluded section of the village. This area known as Selby Road can be found on the right hand side of the A19 heading north towards York. 

4.2 Selby Road is generally straight with slight curve at the northern approach where the road gently curves in a wide sweep into the countryside. The road is lined with various trees and mature hedges, with wide road and footpaths with a grass verge on either side. 

4.3 With a strong building line set back from the road the properties benefit from large front garden with extensive lawns and mature vegetation is the common theme for this area

4.4 The majority of properties face the street. Mostly detached, the properties are large individual villas or large semi-detached properties,w ith the occasional bungalow. 

4.5 The boundary treatments in this area are mainly mature hedgerows with the occasional red brick wall and timber gated frontage. Many have grand entrances and driveways. 

4.6 The detached dwellings in this area are constructed from red, pink, or an orange brick but no two properties are alike. 

4.7 The semi-detached houses are unusually large and imposing, but they fit in well along with the attractively detailed detached properties. 

4.8 Windows are white, multiple pane, either vertical or Yorkshire (broad) style. Few feature a header at the first floor as they are directly under the eaves. The ground floor windows are either bow shape with hip roof, or are elaborately detailed within the wall with decorative header and cill. 

4.9 Traditional door styles in Station Road include fourand six panels,with arched top or fanlight. The front doors have decorative surroundings and frequently brick porches/ canopies.

4.10 Hipped roofs in brown or red/orange clay pan tiles or Rosemary tiles appear most common along this leafy street scene. Eaves generally overhang, most have timber fascias & soffits, but older properties have flush fascias. Chimneys are tall with short, plain pots, but heights vary considerably. Dormer windows or rooflights facing the street are not common in this part of the village. Roofpitches are generally about 35 to 45 degrees pitch. 

4.14 Spaces between dwellings vary but there is sufficient land providing ample off street parking. 

4.15 Heights of properties are generally similar apart from several bungalows built in between two storey houses.