SK6149 : House on Park Road

taken 8 years ago, near to Calverton, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

House on Park Road
House on Park Road
This uses a different prefabrication system to the one shown in LinkExternal link. Here the upper storey framework is clad with hung tiles. The right hand house of the pair has been re-clad with brick at some stage, as have most of its fellows, leaving this as one of the few original examples. Prefabricated houses were extensively used by the National Coal Board in the post war era of colliery development.
Calverton, colliery village development
The following details have been provided by a local resident, Jim Johnson.
"The prefabricated concrete houses on a rectangular block of land to the West of and bordered by Flatts Lane and those on the eastern side of Labray Rd. and those to the South of a small section of Park Rd. were all erected by the NCB around 1956. The 'Cornish'-style prefab. houses including those on the West and South sides of Labray Rd. were all built by Basford RDC. at the same time. All of the other concrete houses on Park Rd. (between Labray Rd. & Seely Ave.), Newman Rd., Pepper Rd., the southern part of Flatts Lane and Collyer Rd. (between Seely Ave. & Flatts Lane) were erected by Basford RDC. All of the other roads on the 'top estate' (Seely Ave., Ramsdale Ave., Forest Rd., Sherwood Ave., Lee Rd., Park Rd. (from Seely Ave. to Collyer Rd.) and most of Collyer Rd.) have dwellings of brick and tile construction and were built by Basford RDC. between 1952 and 1954. I'm sure that you will also have noticed a pair of semi-detached houses at the junction of Seely & Park Rd. that were built as infilling by Notts. police in 1957. The other estate (known locally as 'the bottom estate' and also in the late 1950's and 60's as 'little Durham' [ because of the influx of miners from the North East at that time ]) to the East of the school campus was wholly NCB-built, circa 1957."
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Thursday, 18 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Housing, Dwellings  Suburb, Urban fringe 
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Housing (from Tags)
Semi Detached  Prefabricated  National Coal Board 
Building Material (from Tags)
Prefabricated Concrete 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6114 4988 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.5622N 1:5.3718W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6113 4990
View Direction
SOUTH (about 180 degrees)
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Suburban Street  Renovated Housing 

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