History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

62, Clatterfield Gardens

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

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 51.551 / 51°33'3"N

Longitude: 0.6735 / 0°40'24"E

OS Eastings: 585457

OS Northings: 186957

OS Grid: TQ854869

Mapcode National: GBR Y4X.CC

Mapcode Global: VHJL4.M8FT

Plus Code: 9F32HM2F+CC

Entry Name: 62, Clatterfield Gardens

Listing Date: 1 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264565

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427555

Location: Blenheim Park, 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

Find accommodation in


The following list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 20/09/2016

TQ 88 NE

No 62



House. Built in 1934 by D. N. Martin Kaye (FRIBA) for N. T. Thurston in the International Modern style. Rendered brick, flat felt roof, steel windows, 2 low chimneys. Two storeys. Square plan with recessed corner entrance. North elevation, recessed to right, has first floor windows turning both corners and full height central projecting triangular bay window to stair. Ground floor has corner window to right, central slit window and 2-light to left. West elevation has recessed entrance to left with flat concrete canopy, slit window with decorative leaded light above. Central stack. single light window to first floor right, 2-light window below. South elevation has to first floor, one 4-light window, a pair of 2-light windows and a corner window to right. Ground floor similar, with two double French doors to centre. East elevation has central stack, irregular fenestration and a glazed door to right.
The interior is unusually complete, comprising a staircase with solid dark plywood balustrade, original fireplaces, doors and some light fittings. Bay window is timber copy of the original.

This house and the adjoining tennis club were intended as the centrepiece of a Modernist development, projected by the Thurston family. Only one other International Modern house (which has been subject to minor alterations) was built in Clatterfield Gardens.
D N Martin Kaye was Head of Architecture at Southend School of Arts and Crafts 1933-43 and son of Alex Koch, founder-editor of Academy Architecture.
[See "Architecture Illustrated" Oct 1935, p 132.]

Listing NGR: TQ8545786957

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.