64, Heath Drive, Romford, Greater London

64, Heath Drive, Romford, Greater London
Photograph taken 15 July 2004 © Mr John Pridham. Source Historic England Archive ref: 463939

Heath Drive is part of the Gidea Park Garden Suburb which was developed from 1910. Number 64 was built later, in 1933-4 and was designed by Francis Skinner and Tecton for Pell and Clayton Ltd. in a modernist style. It was a first-prize-winning entry in the Gidea Park Modern Homes Exhibition held in July-August 1934. The house was designed to be one of a row of similar, low cost houses that would give the impression of one long white wall. It was built for £900 from painted reinforced concrete with a flat roof and sun terrace. The 'L'-shaped plan had the main rooms towards the garden. The kitchen, original maid's room and garage overlooked the street.

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