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Date Listed: 30 October 1979
English Heritage Building ID: 116823
OS Grid Reference: TQ7952786840
OS Grid Coordinates: 579527, 186840
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5519, 0.5881
HADLEIGH BENFLEET ROAD
TQ 78 NE
1/5 No. 241. (Shipwrights)
House. Circa 1937 by Wells Coates for the Director of Ekco. Walls rendered and
painted, flat roof with curved super structure. Roof shelter over. Central
chimney stack. 2 storeys. Angled staircase to left leading to first floor full
width balcony with metal rails, central 2 light metal doors and 2 light window
with door to right. Stairs to right return lead to roof. Ground floor, 2 and 3
light windows, 3 light door to right. Rear (south) face, recessed ground floor,
re-inforced concrete piloti supports to first floor, both floors fully glazed.
Piloti supports to left (east) return. In 1937 Wells Coates was designing radio
cabinets for Ekco, together with their factory at Southend-on-Sea. Designed
under the influence of Le Corbusier (Villa Poisey). "Wells Coates a Monograph"
Sherbon Contacuzino, pub. Gordon Frazer pp 85-88.
Listing NGR: TQ7952786840
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