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Whitsun, Flat Roof and Backlins

Map of Frieth
Moor End
   Merrydown Cottage
   Corner Cottage
   Moor's End Cottages
   Moor Gate House
   The Copse
Fingest Road
   The Forge
   Folly Cottages
   The Willows
Perrin Springs Lane
   Perrin Springs
   West's Cottages
Ellery Rise
   Lynden Cottage
Frieth Hill
   Hillside Cottage
   Pear Tree Cottage
   Hillside View
   The Platt
   Little Barlows
   Cutlers Cottage
   Yew Tree Cottage
   Little Cottage
   Birch Cottage
   Tedders / Rose Cottage
   The Old Stores
   The Yew Tree Inn
   Fairfield House
   Flint Cottage 1
   Flint Cottage 2
   Middle Cottage
   Sunny Corner
   The Gables
   The Orchards
   The Old Parsonage
   White Gates
   The Laurels
   The Cottage
   The Firm
   The Niche
   The Ranch House
   Sara's Cottage
   The Cherries
   The Old School House
Innings Road
   Collier's Farm
   Innings Gate
   Down the Lane
   Sunset Cottage
   Rowan Cottage
   Creighton Cottage
   Apple Tree
   Old Well Cottage
   The Cottage
   Flat Roof
   Red Kites
Spurgrove Lane
   Maidencraft Cottage
   September Cottage
   Spurgrove Cottage
   Gable End
   Elder Barn
Copyright (c) Bill Barksfield 2008
Flat Roofed House in February 2008

The Flat Roofed House was built in the 1930s, Backlins and Whitsun are of post WW2 construction.

[ No further information about, the latter two houses - can you help ? ]

Flat Roof is an unusual building to find in a Chiltern village and must have seemed strange to the Frieth residents of 1934/5, built in the style of English Modernism.

It was designed by the well known architect of the time Colin Lucas for Mrs Margaret Sewell and her daughter Phillada in the then very modern reinforced concrete style more usually found in town buildings.

[ Sue and Chris Munro write : As you already know the house is fairly unique not only for Frieth but in the entire country. English Heritage, The 20th Century Society, RIBA, The Sunday Times and DocoMomo have published articles since we bought and restored the house.  Furthermore it has a whole chapter written on it in a newly published book about Connell, Ward & Lucas ]

Copyright (c) Bill Barksfield 2009
Backlins in 2009

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