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CULLUM WELCH HOUSE WITH STEPS AND RAISED WALKWAY OVER CAR PARK

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CULLUM WELCH HOUSE WITH STEPS AND RAISED WALKWAY OVER CAR PARK

List entry Number: 1021951

Location

CULLUM WELCH HOUSE WITH STEPS AND RAISED WALKWAY OVER CAR PARK, GOSWELL ROAD

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: City and County of the City of London

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 04-Dec-1997

Date of most recent amendment: 25-Feb-2011

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 466575

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details



627/3/10174 GOSWELL ROAD 04-DEC-97 GOLDEN LANE ESTATE (East side) CULLUM WELCH HOUSE WITH STEPS AND RAIS ED WALKWAY OVER CAR PARK (Formerly listed as: GOSWELL ROAD GOLDEN LANE ESTATE CALLUM WELCH HOUSE WITH STEPS AND RAIS ED WALKWAY OVER CARPARK)

II Block of 72 flats. Part of the Golden Lane estate, design won in competition in 1952; this block designed in 1955 and built 1958-61. Original competition won by Geoffry Powell, estate developed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon. Ove Arup and Partners engineers. Reinforced concrete floor slabs. Brick piers, arched over basement, with concrete access decks and red cladding panels under windows. Flat roof. Six storeys over open basement, containing residents' stores, reached via steps down from entrance court and leading to tennis courts (originally bowling green) and recreation centre. Beneath the block also is a car park, which extends under the walkway in front of the block. Four circular ventilation shafts are strong features of the composition. All flats are bedsits, arranged in pairs reached via staircases at each end and lift at west end (shared with Crescent House). Aluminium windows. Timber doors reached via access galleries on north side with openwork concrete balustrading. Interiors not of special interest.

HISTORY: The development of the Golden Lane Estate is explained in the entry for Great Arthur House.

SOURCES: E Harwood, A Guide to Post-war Listed Buildings (2000), p598 The Golden Lane Estate, souvenir opening brochure, Corporation of London (1957) p14 Architectural Review, January 1956, pp34-7

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: Cullum Welch House, part of the Golden Lane Estate, is designated at Grade II for the following principal reasons: * Architectural interest: as a self-sufficient 'urban village', in which every element of space is accounted for and every detail carefully considered, the Golden Lane Estate has claim to be the most successful of England's housing developments from the early 1950s. * Planning interest: the estate reflects the formality, mixed with picturesque attention to landscape, which was emerging in British architecture in the early 1950s, this saw the spaces between the buildings being almost as important as the buildings themselves. The strong formality of the estate became a key characteristic of the work of Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, as did the provision of a wide range of facilities on the site other than just housing. These are features that can also be seen at their Barbican development.

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National Grid Reference: TQ 32142 82080

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