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Description: Albion Villas
Date Listed: 3 December 1982
English Heritage Building ID: 198733
OS Grid Reference: TQ4922175504
OS Grid Coordinates: 549221, 175504
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4588, 0.1465
Nos 65 and 67
TQ 4975 9/10 (Albion Villas)
Two semi-detached cottages. 1865-6. Built by Joseph Tall. Monolithic in situ
concrete, rendered. Hipped slate roof, a later addition (original roof flat with
iron reinforcements). Each cottage two storeys, two windows wide. Doorway in outer
bay of either cottage. Windows and door squareheaded. Sash windows. Some original
glazing bars. Ground floor rusticated (depth of rustication corresponds to the depth
of the shuttering). Band at eaves level.
The earliest known surviving houses built by Joseph Tall pioneer of concrete shuttering
constructed using method patented by Tall in 1865. Original flat roof was very
early example of reinforced concrete. Among the earliest surviving concrete houses.
Civil Engineer Architect's Journal, 1st September 1966.
Concrete, September 1976.
Listing NGR: TQ4922175504
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Source: English Heritage
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