Detached houses with some irregular terraces and semi detached houses
gable roof with front-facing eaves, with the occasional hip roof
houses set behind short front gardens w ith low hedgerow or brick wall
large gardens in various sizes to the rear
constructed in a light brown-orange brick
decorative brick detail such as dentil coursing to the eaves or tumble brick work to the gables.
no two properties having quite the same brick
gable walls tend not to feature windows above ground floor
footprint of buildings generally rectangular with few protruding extensions
strong horizontal emphasis (buildings wider than tall)
two storey construction
no roof windows
variation of ridge and eaves heights
Chimneys short but wide, lots of pots, often decorative
orange pan tile
stone ridges and water tables constructed from thin stone are occasional
multiple pane vertical sash and soldier brick lintel and stone cill, or Yorkshire sash and arch brick lintel
canted brick cill set into the wall.
four and six panel doors, or braced and battend plank
semicircular or three pane Fanlights
Character Area 2: Selby Road
strong building line set back from the road
large front gardens
mature hedgerows with the occasional red brick wall and timber gated frontage. Providing grand entrances to these properties.
properties face the street, the detached properties are large individual villas or large semi-detached properties, with the occasional bungalow
constructed in red, pink, or an orange brick
no two properties are alike
Windows are white, multiple pane, either vertical or Yorkshire (broad) style
Upper windows are directly under the eaves.
ground floor windows are either bow with hip roof, or flat with decorative header and cill
Doors either four or six panels, with arched top or fanlight
decorative surroundings and brick porches/canopies common
Hipped roofs in brown or red/orange clay pan tiles or Rosemary tiles
timber fascias & soffits
Chimneys are tall with short, plain pots
Character Area Map
Riccall's core area has a strong traditional character. Gradual developments over time have begun to elongate the main area along main roads. More recently, post-war suburban developments have filled in the areas around to square off the village.
Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey with the permission of the controller of Her Majesty's Stationary Office.