Prevalent materials and local details
The original building materials were red brick, and/or stone set in lime mortar, with good oak or fir timber and roofed with high quality slate.
There are no specific architectural details unique to this area, but fashionable architects were employed to design houses in Elizabethan, neo-classical, or neo-Gothic styles. The largest of all the properties constructed along the road, Woodcourt, the home of Nicholas Kilvert, lard manufacturer, was in a picturesque style. Interior fittings were equally spectacular.