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156 and 158, Cressing Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Braintree, Essex

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1338315

English Heritage Legacy ID: 113819

Location: Braintree, Essex, CM7

County: Essex

District: Braintree

Town: Braintree

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

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Listing Text

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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