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Latitude: 51.503 / 51°30'10"N
Longitude: -2.6178 / 2°37'3"W
OS Eastings: 357216
OS Northings: 178411
OS Grid: ST572784
Mapcode National: GBR C20.Z1
Mapcode Global: VH88F.KHY4
Entry Name: The Concrete House
Listing Date: 3 June 1976
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1202633
English Heritage Legacy ID: 380703
Location: Bristol, BS10
Electoral Ward/Division: Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze
Built-Up Area: Bristol
Traditional County: Gloucestershire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol
Church of England Parish: Westbury-on-Trym
Church of England Diocese: Bristol
ST5778 THE RIDGEWAY, Westbury On Trym
901-1/22/2080 (North side)
The Concrete House
House. 1935. By Connell, Ward and Lucas. Reinforced concrete
with a flat roof. Axial double-depth plan. International
2 storeys and penthouse; 3-window range. Wide windows with
steel frames and plate glass, separated by thin mullions, wrap
round the left-hand corner; first-floor windows to the right
set back to form a balcony with slender columns and a parapet
above; a curved, flat porch roof on piloti to the doorway in
left-hand entrance, below a full-height glazed stair bay to
the penthouse; railings to the balcony and flat roof.
INTERIOR: lateral passage, with original light fittings and
door furniture, built-in cupboards, radio speakers, and curved
flue in living room; glazed left-hand stair tower over the
entrance; rear right-hand kitchen with service bells.
HISTORICAL NOTE: a rare and significant early Modernist house,
largely in its original condition and with garden. The first
house in Britain constructed according to Le Corbusier's
(Gomme A, Jenner M and Little B: Bristol, An Architectural
History: Bristol: 1979-: 421; Gould J: Modern Homes of
Britain: 1977-; Knobel L: Faber Guide to Twentieth Century
Architecture: London: 1985-: 160).
Listing NGR: ST5721678411
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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