TF0820 : The end of Torfrida Drive

taken 4 years ago, near to Bourne, Lincolnshire, Great Britain

The end of Torfrida Drive
The end of Torfrida Drive
There is a small footpath between the houses that leads to the path at TF0820 : Footpath behind the houses - looking south and TF0820 : Footpath behind the houses - looking north

These were some of the most varied houses that Parker Brothers built on this estate. You can tell these were pricier: they each have a chimney! Much of the estate had central heating and no fireplaces.
Parker Houses
Parker Bros. of Spalding built these houses in the mid 1960s, in their house style. The porches have a flat roof with a steel pole support, the panel below the upstairs window is tile-hung. Although most of these houses are found in the two large estates to the west of the town, they are also scattered here and there whenever 1960s infill occurred.

The Westwood estate to the south of West Road was not 'open plan': rather the houses had vestigial brick garden walls. And they used a cast concrete assembly at the bottom of the roof, instead of soffit boards, with an integral gutter hidden in it. A small number of houses was built near Mill Drove in the same style.

To the North of West Road the slightly later West­bourne and West­field estates had conventional roof construction with wooden soffits and plastic gutters, and no front boundaries. The houses were thus closer to the road, there being no grass verge.
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 8 October, 2013   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 10 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Lowlands  Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Period (from Tags)
Mid 20th Century 
Building Material (from Tags)
Brick 
Roofing Material (from Tags)
Concrete Tiles 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 0878 2060 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:46.3227N 0:23.3399W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TF 08803 20603
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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