SJ6543 : Armstrong Close, Audlem

taken 7 years ago, near to Audlem, Cheshire, Great Britain

Armstrong Close, Audlem
Armstrong Close, Audlem
Built in 1969-70, the houses on Armstrong Close form part of the first major housing estate to be built in Audlem. For some years after construction it was known as the Yew Tree Estate and letters addressed simply to "Plot [x], Yew Tree Estate". (This was its official name: as a large sign carrying the name of the builders, Cape, stood at the entrance it was known in the village for some years as the Cape Estate.) Once the roads on it were named and street addresses assigned, it comprised the central spine Tollgate Drive and the two short arms of Armstrong Close and Gemmull Close. Oak Tree Gate, which joins Tollgate Drive from the west, is a much later addition.
Seen here are the ways that, in the decades since they were built, the basic house designs have been modified with extensions, pitched roofs to the garages, solar panels, etc. The close included examples of all three house-types to be found on the estate: the majority in this picture (the two facing the camera and the one immediately to their left) were the middle-option, known as Guelph, whilst off the picture to the right were the larger Calgary type and on the extreme left, one of them creeping into the picture, were the tile-fronted and slightly smaller Fredricton type.
In the late 1960s it was clearly not envisaged that it would become the norm for households here to have two cars.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 February, 2015   (more nearby)
Monday, 23 February, 2015
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Primary Subject of Photo
Housing Estate 
Building Type (from Tags)
Housing Estate 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6579 4352 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:59.2749N 2:30.6630W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 6576 4349
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Housing Estate  Cul-De-Sac  Residential Cul-De-Sac  Parked Cars 

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