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The Round House

A Grade II Listed Building in Frinton and Walton, Essex

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Latitude: 51.8384 / 51°50'18"N

Longitude: 1.2579 / 1°15'28"E

OS Eastings: 624533

OS Northings: 220551

OS Grid: TM245205

Mapcode National: GBR VRW.LVZ

Mapcode Global: VHLD0.R2B0

Entry Name: The Round House

Listing Date: 4 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1337115

English Heritage Legacy ID: 119895

Location: Frinton and Walton, Tendring, Essex, CO13

County: Essex

District: Tendring

Civil Parish: Frinton and Walton

Built-Up Area: Frinton-on-Sea

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Frinton St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

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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