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

Tendring (District Authority)
Frinton and Walton
National Grid Reference:
TM 24533 20551


FRINTON AND WALTON CLIFFWAY, TM 22 SW FRINTON-ON-SEA 3/44 No. 7 The Round House II House. Circa 1935. Oliver Hill. A Modern Movement House. Plastered, possibly of concrete. Flat roofed with a chimney stack visible to rear left. Circular, of 2 storeys. Originally designed as the Frinton Park Estate Offices and containing a mural depicting the plan of the estate, it is not known if this survives. First floor, 3 curved 6 light windows, a 2 light window to left and 2 small circular windows to right. A flat canopy to ground floor continues around the building, under built to left with two 3 light windows and glazed door and to right with a porch, small circular windows to side walls and glazed door. Frinton Park Estate, developed 1934 onwards was intended as a planned residential township but never realised due to lack of public support for flat- roofed houses. Now interspersed with other buildings the estate still retains the largest group of Modern Movement houses in the country. Despite the recent replacement of the glazing, the building remains a strong architectural statement with the striking use of the circular plan, projecting 'skirt' and the position of the building as a focal point of the model estate. Modern Houses in Britain. 1919-1939 J. Gould 1977. Deauville in Essex. J. Lever R.I.B.A.J. Nov. 1979, 496. The Victorian Society. The Superior Seaside. A Walk Through Frinton-on-Sea, Frinton Park and Walton-on-the-Naze June 21, 1980, Roderick Gradridge. The Victorian Society 1980.

Listing NGR: TM2453020550


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Books and journals
Gould, J, Modern Houses in Britain 1919-1939, (1977)
Gradidge, R, The Superior Seaside A Walk Through Frinton on Sea Frinton Park and Walton on the Naze, (1980)
'Royal Institute of British Architects Journal' in Royal Institute of British Architects Journal, (1979), 496


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

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Date: 12 Feb 2002
Reference: IOE01/06060/20
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Richard J. Turner. Source Historic England Archive
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