21 New Walk is the northern house of twin buildings 19-21. New Walk was a tree-lined promenade laid out by the council with the financial help of ‘the gentlemen and ladies’ of Beverley in the 1780s: other towns such as York (c.1730) had their own New Walks which were the height of urban fashion.
The pair of houses were designed by William Thompson, a Hull architect, in 1878. Red brick, three storeys with slate roof and brick chimney stack, bay windows to the ground floor, the upper floor windows having decorative brick arches, Victorian glazing bars. Strong pillared doorcase, with rectangular fanlight. The façade is dominated by a broad horizontal string course.
This garden has been very recently conceived, but is already looking established and a splendid example of contemporary townhouse garden design. The owners have planted pleached hornbeam trees, low yew hedging, sculptural grasses and perennials, mainly white to attract insects and bees.
The garden is a sun trap and has been designed for relaxed entertaining, and the smooth wide paths enable the sights and scents the sights and scents to be enjoyed by all.
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