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Description: The Round House
Date Listed: 4 July 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 119895
OS Grid Reference: TM2453320551
OS Grid Coordinates: 624533, 220551
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8384, 1.2579
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FRINTON AND WALTON CLIFFWAY,
TM 22 SW
3/44 No. 7 The Round House
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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Source: English Heritage
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