SK6049 : Houses on Collyer Road

taken 7 years ago, near to Calverton, Nottinghamshire, Great Britain

Houses on Collyer Road
Houses on Collyer Road
Part of the western block of development of Calverton as a colliery village in the 1950s. These examples appear to be more substantial than most, with a double-front appearance. However the side door gives the game away - these are in fact maisonettes, each confined to a single storey.
Calverton, colliery village development :: SK6149
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  Quarrying, Mining  Suburb, Urban fringe 
Housing (from Tags)
National Coal Board  Maisonette 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6090 4964 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:2.4344N 1:5.5893W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SK 6086 4964
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Colliery Village 

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