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Latitude: 51.8776 / 51°52'39"N
Longitude: 0.5703 / 0°34'12"E
OS Eastings: 577018
OS Northings: 223011
OS Grid: TL770230
Mapcode National: GBR PHY.709
Mapcode Global: VHJJJ.T2VH
Entry Name: 156 and 158, Cressing Road
Listing Date: 8 September 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1338315
English Heritage Legacy ID: 113819
Location: Braintree, Essex, CM7
Electoral Ward/Division: Braintree Central & Beckers Gr
Built-Up Area: Braintree
Traditional County: Essex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex
Church of England Parish: Braintree St Paul
Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford
TL 72 SE CRESSING ROAD
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
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