Scoffham, in his book (see bibliography)
uses this terrace as an example of mathematical tiling - the top
half of the buildings, at the front, looks like brickwork, but in
fact is clay tiles hung onto wooden frames and then pointed like
As he notes, the wooden weatherboarding at the side, as seen in
this photo, shows that that part of the structure is not in fact
The roof is a 'half-hipped', meaning it does not have a triangular
exposed gable, but has a short slope instead.
The houses are descibed as having doorcases with 'reeded pilasters',
'rectangular fanlights' and 'panelled doors', unexpectedly elaborate
for such small, 'poor' houses.