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The White Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Blenheim Park, Southend-on-Sea

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Latitude: 51.5508 / 51°33'2"N

Longitude: 0.6734 / 0°40'24"E

OS Eastings: 585449

OS Northings: 186929

OS Grid: TQ854869

Mapcode National: GBR Y4T.9P

Mapcode Global: VHJL4.M9C0

Entry Name: The White Hall

Listing Date: 1 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1236551

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427557

Location: Southend-on-Sea, SS0

County: Southend-on-Sea

Electoral Ward/Division: Blenheim Park

Built-Up Area: Southend-on-Sea

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Westcliff St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TQ 88 NE
GARDENS (South side)
2/10007 The White Hall
Built as a tennis club house, now stage school with flat. Designed in 1934 by D N Martin Kaye, the
Head of Southend School of Architecture. International Modern style, designed to be the focal point
of a planned modernist development projected by the Thurston family of which only two houses,
in Clatterfield Gardens, were built. Rendered brick, flat felt roof, steel framed windows. U plan, 2
storeys to north, remainder single storey. The principal elevation (east) consists of a hall with a range
of 3 pairs of french doors, each flanked by full-length fixed lights, all with horizontal glazing bars.
To right, projecting 2-storey block has at first floor high-level ribbon windows around both corners
and similar window to ground floor left. To left a projecting low single storey range with a corner
window to left and one 3-light and one single light window. Almost continuous drip band to
window heads. Rear elevation has range of 3 ribbon windows to hall above drip band; double doors
and corner window to right; 4-light window and door to left, 2-light square window to first floor.
Hall has coved cornice and retains wooden bar in alcove. Foundation stone inscribed "Laid by Diana
and Dick Thurston 21 Nov 1931."

Listing NGR: TQ8544986929

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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