Character Area 1: Riccall

  • 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
  • stone doorstep

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
  • Eaves overhang
  • 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.

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