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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1264565
English Heritage Legacy ID: 427555
Location: Blenheim Park, Southend-on-Sea, SS0
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
The following list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 20/09/2016
TQ 88 NE
CLATTERFIELD GARDENS (South side),
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
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