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156 and 158, Cressing Road, Braintree

Description: 156 and 158, Cressing Road

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 September 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 113819

OS Grid Reference: TL7701823011
OS Grid Coordinates: 577018, 223011
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8776, 0.5703

Location: Cressing Road, Braintree, Essex CM7 3PL

Locality: Braintree
Local Authority: Braintree District Council
County: Essex
Country: England
Postcode: CM7 3PL

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Listing Text

Nos. 156 and 158


Pair of cottages 1918 by C H B Quennell and W F Crittall. Concrete block construction painted. Flat roof. Each two storeys, 2 windows wide with outer bay recessed. Windows square headed with replacement metal frames and chevron pattern to lintel. Entrances in recessed porches now enclosed. Moulded cornice and parapet.
Original show houses, built by Crittalls Manufacturing Company to demonstrate use of modular system of concrete block construction in response to need for cheap housing after First World War.
Architectural Review January -June 1919 page 64-6.
An Example of Unit Building carried out by the Crittall Manufacturing Company at Braintree Essex. Prospectus to original show home 1918

Listing NGR: TL7701823011

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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